• Kyodo


Displaying poise, passion and precision, Japan’s Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui captured the synchronized swimming duet bronze medal, while Russia underlined its dominance of the event with victory in the final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

Inui and Mitsui gave Japan its first medal in the sport since the 2008 Beijing Olympics and provided a timely present for coach Masayo Imura on her 66th birthday, scoring 94.9333 points in the free routine for a combined total of 188.0547.

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