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Kaho Minagawa earned the bronze medal in the individual hoop competition at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Wednesday, becoming the first Japanese in 42 years to make a podium finish in an individual event.

Minagawa, who didn’t advance to the 10-woman all-around final at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after finishing 16th in the qualification round, received 17.700 points for her routine in the hoop final at Adriatic Arena.

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