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Japan failed to claim judo gold at the Rio Olympics for the second straight day as Masashi Ebinuma and Masato Nakamura both had to settle for bronze medals on Sunday.

Nakamura lost on points to Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo in her women’s 52-kg semifinal shortly before Ebinuma flamed out at the same stage in the men’s 66 kg after an ill-judged attack that was countered by South Korean reigning world champion An Baul.

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