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Japan’s judoka brought the curtain down on the world championships and brought the home crowd to its feet on Sunday by clinching their third-straight mixed-team gold medal.

Japan clinched victory over France in the final when Shori Hamada avenged her loss in the women’s 78-kg final to Madeleine Malonga by ippon. It was the second-straight year that these two nations had met in the final.

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