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Climbers Miho Nonaka and Kai Harada gave Japan two bouldering golds Monday at the inaugural World Beach Games, an international beach multisport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees.

Keita Watabe, meanwhile, finished behind Harada for the men’s silver, raising the medal hopes of the host country of the 2020 Tokyo Games, when sport climbing will make its Olympic debut along with skateboarding, surfing, karate and baseball/softball.

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