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Japan suffered its first loss of the women’s Olympic volleyball final qualifiers in a 3-1 (28-26, 25-17, 17-25, 25-19) defeat to archrival South Korea on Tuesday.

South Korea captain and London Olympic MVP Kim Yeon-koung blasted her way to a game-high 24 points, Kim Hee-jin adding 12. Miyu Nagaoka led Japan with 20 points.

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