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Mai Murakami became the first Japanese woman to win the floor exercise at the artistic gymnastics world championships on Sunday, while compatriot Kenzo Shirai captured his second title of the meet in the men’s vault.

Murakami became Japan’s first female world champion in 63 years after winning the floor with 14.233 points. American Jade Carey took silver with 14.200 and Briton Claudia Fragapane (13.933) won bronze.

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