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Sydney Olympic champion Naoko Takahashi, who is trying to make a comeback after a fractured right ankle, is unlikely to compete at the world championships in Helsinki this August after deciding to extend a scheduled one-month training camp.

Longtime coach Yoshio Koide said Wednesday that Takahashi will continue training on Tokunoshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture until the end of March rather than concluding the camp next Friday as originally planned.

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