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Ryota Yamagata said Tuesday he hopes to break his own 100-meter national record at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The 29-year-old, who underwent right knee surgery in October, set the current record of 9.95 seconds at a domestic event last June. But he missed out on a spot in the Olympic semifinals in Tokyo, the first time he had failed to reach that stage in three games appearances.

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