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Freestyle moguls skier Aiko Uemura, who narrowly missed out on an elusive medal in her fifth consecutive Winter Games in Sochi in February, said she was able to enjoy a “happy career” at her retirement news conference on Tuesday.

“I was able to compete with my heart and soul and had a happy career,” said Uemura, who failed to medal but finished in the top eight in all five Olympic competitions starting with her debut in Nagano in 1998.

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