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Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi reached the women’s badminton doubles final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, assuring Japan of at least a silver medal.

Later at the Riocentro Pavilion, an all-Japan women’s singles quarterfinal saw Nozomi Okuhara, ranked sixth in the world, maintain her unbeaten record over Akane Yamaguchi. It wasn’t easy, as Okuhara had to fight back from a game down to win it 11-21 21-17 21-10.

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