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The Japanese pair of Takayuki Kawanishi and Daisuke Nakata collected 49.90 points and pulled off a stunning victory in the men’s synchro Thursday at the Trampoline World Cup Final in Algiers.

According to the Japan Trampoline Association, Kawanishi and Nakata, whose best performance on the World Cup circuit had been a third-place finish in September 2003, are the first Japanese gymnasts to win any discipline in the biennial international event.

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