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Japan’s Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa advanced to the final of the women’s doubles badminton competition at the London Olympics by defeating a Canadian pair on Thursday, securing the first-ever medal for the country in the sport.

The world’s No. 5 pair won the last five points of the deciding match to beat Alex Bruce and Michele Li 21-12, 19-21, 21-13 in the semifinals at Wembley Arena.

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