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Combining touch, precision and power, Japan’s Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo completed a clean sweep of their women’s doubles badminton Group A on Saturday at the Rio Games.

The top-seeded pair defeated the Dutch team of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek 21-9, 21-11. Both pairs entered the match having already clinched a spot in the quarterfinals.

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