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SAORI KIMURA

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Mar 5, 2017
Volleyball veteran Kimura plays final competitive match
Saori Kimura, who had announced her retirement at the end of the season, played her last competitive volleyball game Sunday, but Japan's women's captain at the Rio Olympics could not rescue her side Toray Arrows from a 3-1 defeat to NEC Red Rockets in a V. Premier League playoff match.
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Oct 11, 2016
Spiker Kimura mulls retirement
Saori Kimura, who served as the women's volleyball captain for Japan at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this summer, is contemplating retirement, she revealed on her personal blog on Monday.
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Aug 17, 2016
U.S. ends Japan's hopes of medal
Japan was outclassed by the United States in a straight-sets defeat, seeing its quest for a second consecutive Olympic medal end in the quarterfinals of the women's volleyball tournament at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.
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Aug 16, 2016
Japan spikers advance to quarters with victory
Japan defeated Argentina 3-0 in its fifth and final game of the preliminary round Sunday to secure a place in the quarterfinals of the women's volleyball tournament at the Rio Olympics.
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Aug 13, 2016
Japan spikers lose again
The Japan women's volleyball team suffered a third defeat in four matches at the Rio Olympics on Friday, this time losing 3-0 to Russia and putting its bid for a place in the quarterfinals in jeopardy.
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Aug 7, 2016
South Korea rallies past Japan in opening match
South Korea threw a wrench into Japan's plans for a second straight Olympic medal in women's volleyball with a come-from-behind win in their opening match at the Rio Olympics on Saturday.
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Aug 1, 2016
Kimura aiming higher than bronze
As the first Japanese to make four Olympic volleyball teams, Saori Kimura is burning to improve on her team's 2012 bronze-medal finish.
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Jul 5, 2016
After bronze-medal performance in London, Japan women's volleyball team has higher aspirations for Rio
The Japan women's national volleyball team earned the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. But it looks to win a better-colored medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games next month.
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May 21, 2016
Japan women's volleyball team books spot in Rio Olympics
Japan qualified for a record 12th Olympics after winning the necessary two sets against Italy in the women's volleyball final qualifiers on Saturday.
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May 20, 2016
Japan spikers sweep Dominican Republic, inch closer to Olympic berth
The Japan women's volleyball team can reach a record 12th Olympics with a victory over Italy after breezing past the Dominican Republic in straight sets in the women's final qualifiers on Friday.
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Aug 26, 2015
Kimura guides Japan past Kenya
Japan captain Saori Kimura scored 10 points from 14 attempts attacking as well as two on blocking, leading Japan to a 25-15, 25-20, 25-12 victory over Kenya on Wednesday in fourth-day action at the Women's World Cup at National Yoyogi First Gymnasium.
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Nov 12, 2013
Ishii guides Japan volleyball squad to four-set triumph over Russia
Yuki Ishii's match-high 22 points led host Japan to a four-set victory (25-20, 26-28, 25-16, 26-24) over Russia at the World Grand Champions Cup on Tuesday night.
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Aug 28, 2013
Japan cruises past Italy in World Grand Prix finals opener
Japan defeated Italy in straight sets on Wednesday in their opening match at the World Grand Prix finals.

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