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Japan finished runner-up in the group all-around competition at the rhythmic gymnastics world championships in Baku on Saturday to match the country’s best result and claim its first silver medal in 44 years.

The team of Rie Matsubara, Sayuri Sugimoto, Nanami Takenaka, Ayuka Suzuki, Kiko Yokota and Sakura Noshitani finished with a combined total of 58.200 points, just half a point behind Russia, which claimed its fourth straight group all-around title. Bulgaria took bronze with 58.000.

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