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Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui won the bronze in the women’s duet technical routine in synchronized swimming at the FINA World Aquatics Championships on Sunday, the first medal in the biennial event for Japan since 2007.

The pair scored 92.0079 points under the tutelage of Masayo Imura, who returned to coach her native Japan last year after quitting following the 2004 Athens Olympics. Russian pair Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina, the 2012 London Olympic champions, scored 95.4672 for the gold and China’s Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan took silver with 93.3279.

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