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Japan’s Seiya Kishikawa and Jun Mizutani won the men’s doubles crown at the World Junior Table Tennis Championships on Sunday, avoiding a sweep of titles by Chinese players at Kobe Memorial Hall on the final day of the championships featuring players under 18 years old.

Japan’s 16-year-old Olympian Ai Fukuhara missed out on a place in the women’s singles final after a narrow 5-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-8, 12-10 defeat to China’s Liu Shiwen in the semifinals.

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