• Kyodo, Staff Report

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Ai Fukuhara, a four-time Olympian in women’s table tennis for Japan, announced on her blog Sunday that she is retiring from competition.

One of Japan’s most popular athletes, Fukuhara rose to fame as a child prodigy. She competed at the Olympics from 2004 to 2016, winning a team silver medal at the 2012 London Games and a bronze two years ago in Rio de Janeiro.

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