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Ai Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka teamed up on Friday to finish second in the women’s 470 class world championships, making them the first Japanese sailors to earn spots in next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

In the waters near the Enoshima Yacht Harbor that will host the Olympic sailing competition, Britain’s Hannah Mills, a defending Olympic champion, and Eilidh McIntyre finished the six days with 62 points to take gold ahead of Yoshida and Yoshioka, who had 65.

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