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Japan looks set to blow past its previous best gold medal tally at the upcoming Tokyo Games, an analyst’s prediction showed Tuesday, with a projected 26 Olympic titles giving it 10 more than the nation’s previous high.

If the country can achieve that level of success by the time the Games close on Aug. 8, sports data and analytics provider Gracenote Sports forecasts it will finish fourth on the medal table, its highest position in 53 years.

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