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Naoki Yuasa claimed a berth for the men’s Alpine skiing slalom event for his third Olympics at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games after winning the event on the final day of the national championships on Thursday.

The 34-year-old Yuasa, who competed at the 2006 Turin Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Games, triumphed in 1 minute, 40.73 seconds. Hideyuki Narita was runner-up and Shun Nakamura was third in Kushiro, Hokkaido.

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