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Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito made history on Monday as the mixed doubles pair produced an epic comeback to give Japan its first-ever table tennis Olympic gold medal.

Mizutani 32, and Ito, 20, stunned Chinese world champions Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen 4-3, having trailed by two games in the nerve-jangling seven-game final at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

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