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Japan’s Satoru Terao narrowly missed out on a place on the medals podium after finishing fourth in the men’s 500-meter final at a short track speedskating World Cup meet on Saturday.

Terao clocked 43.327 seconds to finish just behind South Korean Lee Seung Jae.

Double Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno of the United States finished first with South Korea’s Ahn Hyun Soo in second.

Nagano Olympic gold medalist Takafumi Nishitani was disqualified in his quarterfinal heat.

Japan’s men’s relay team set a national record of 6:50.667 in the 5,000 relay semis but it was not enough to earn a place in the final.

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