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Olympics: Japan rebounds to take bronze in women's team table tennis

by August 16, 2016 General

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05:47 17 August 2016

By Shintaro Kano
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 16, Kyodo

Japan did not take its semifinal defeat to Germany very well. So the Japanese let it all out against Singapore on Tuesday, when they won 3-1 to finish Rio 2016 with a bronze medal in the women’s team event.

“I wanted to finish the competition with a smile on my face,” said 15-year-old Mima Ito, who beat world No. 4 Feng Tianwei 3-0 in the decisive fourth match.

“There was nothing we could do about the loss to Germany. Our only option was to let out all our frustrations in today’s third-place match.”

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