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Mima Ito and Hina Hayata will go home with bronze medals after losing their Table Tennis World Championships women’s doubles semifinal on Monday.

The two 16-year-olds failed to win the big points in the first two games before falling to China’s Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen 4-1. Ito and Hayata had 11-10 game point in the first game, and were even 9-9 in the second, but failed to finish on both occasions in their 14-12, 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 11-3 defeat.

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