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Ryota Yamagata, a member of Japan’s silver medal-winning men’s 4×100-meter relay team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will withdraw from the upcoming Oda Memorial International due to a right ankle injury, a source familiar with the matter said Monday.

The 24-year-old sprinter was scheduled to compete in the 100 meters in the Saturday event at Edion Stadium Hiroshima, where he was looking to be the first Japanese man to break the 10-second barrier.

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