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World badminton No. 1 Kento Momota will bounce back from his shock exit at the Tokyo Games, Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen said Thursday, saying there was “so much pressure” on the Japanese star.

Momota was eliminated in the first round on Wednesday night, losing to unseeded South Korean Heo Kwang-hee to end his gold medal bid after just two matches.

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