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Japanese short-track speedskater Takafumi Nishitani failed in his bid for a podium finish, finishing fourth in the men’s 500 meters at the world championships Saturday.

Nishitani won his semifinal heat but was unable to keep the momentum in the five-man final and finished behind Canadians Francois-Louis Tremblay, who clocked a winning time of 42.106 seconds, and Charles Hamelin (42.135) and South Korea’s Ahn Hyun Soo (42.185). Nishitani finished in 42.541.

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