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World number one Kento Momota was stunned by number 38 South Korea’s Heo Kwang-hee on Wednesday, going down 15-21, 19-21 and looking visibly despondent at each lost point.

Badminton’s comeback kid Momota has faced tremendous obstacles to get to the Tokyo Olympics — including serious injury in a car accident — and was expected to win the match.

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