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Japan’s Kiyou Shimizu claimed a silver medal in karate’s debut at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, finishing behind Sandra Sanchez Jaime of Spain in the kata final.

At Nippon Budokan, known as the spiritual home of Japanese martial arts, Shimizu scored 27.88 points to finish 0.18 point behind the Spanish reigning world champion in the event in which athletes compete to execute a series of movements more proficiently than their opponents.

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