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Teenager Reira Iwabuchi missed out on becoming the youngest ever female Japanese medalist at the Winter Olympics as she finished fourth in the snowboarding women’s Big Air competition on Thursday.

At 16 years and two months, Iwabuchi would have rewritten the record set by figure skater Mao Asada, who earned a silver medal at 19 years, five months at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, had she made it to the podium.

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