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Tomokazu Harimoto became the youngest player to reach the World Table Tennis Championships quarterfinals on Saturday, when the 13-year-old defeated Lubomir Pistej of Slovakia 4-1 in the men’s singles.

Harimoto, who beat Rio bronze medalist Jun Mizutani in the second round, showed no fear in attacking his 33-year-old counterpart at every opportunity, producing some fierce strokes off both sides in a 12-10, 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 triumph.

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