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Japan won the bronze in the team technical routine of the women’s synchronized swimming at the FINA World Aquatics Championships on Monday, the second medal in the biennial event for Japan since 2007 following a bronze in duet a day earlier.

Japan, performing last among the 12 teams, scored 92.4133 points to pass Ukraine and take third. Russia claimed the title with 95.7457 with China (94.4605) second.

“We could share the joy with the whole team this time. It is a big achievement to come away with a result,” said captain Yukiko Inui, who won duet bronze with Risako Mitsui.

Japan coach Masayo Imura said, “I’d give us 80 out of 100. I was glad to see them muscle through to turn the order (of finish) around because that’s how we have to get results in international competition.”

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