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Kanoa Igarashi placed third for his second podium finish of the season Saturday in the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the 10th of 11 stops on the World Surf League Championship Tour.

Igarashi, who won the first WSL Championship Tour title for Japan in May, was beaten when South African surfer Jordy Smith posted a solid score in the closing minutes of their semifinal heat, losing by 3.17 points.

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