• Kyodo


Tomokazu Harimoto became the latest Japanese medal contender to crash out of the Tokyo Games on Tuesday when the 18-year-old world No. 4 was eliminated in the round of 16 of the men’s singles table tennis competition.

On a day when gold medal favorite and four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka was bundled out in the third round of the women’s tennis, third seed Harimoto also made an earlier-than-expected exit on his Olympic debut, losing in seven games to Slovenia’s Darko Jorgic.

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