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Shoichiro Mukai powered through the men’s 90-kg division at the World Judo Championships on Thursday until losing in the final, while compatriot Chizuru Arai, the defending women’s 70-kg champion, was knocked out early.

In the men’s 90-kg final, Dutchman Noel van ‘t End scored 3 minutes, 25 seconds into the match and was handed his second penalty seconds later. As the clock ticked down, Mukai attacked ferociously but could not score and collapsed to the mat at the finish.

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