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The defending champion pair of Miya Tachibana and Miho Takeda let a chance to win another gold slip away when they finished behind the Russian duo in the synchronized swimming duet final at the World Swimming Championships on Friday.

Japan’s Tachibana and Takeda had to settle for silver with 98.084 after Anastasia Dadydova and Anastasia Ermakova scored 99.084 points for their first victory. Russia also beat Japan in Tuesday’s duet free program as well as in Sunday’s technical.

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