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As the first Japanese to make four Olympic volleyball teams, Saori Kimura is burning to improve on her team’s 2012 bronze-medal finish.

The wing spiker, a high school student when she made her Olympic debut in Athens in 2004, turns 30 a day before the Aug. 20 final, and is relishing the chance to lead her team out for the first time at the Olympic Games as captain.

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