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Badminton: Women's Doubles Gold Match | Rio 2016 Replays

The Rio 2016 women’s badminton doubles final couldn’t have been much closer, in which Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi battled it out against Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl. After one of the most thrilling Olympic badminton finals of all time, Japan took victory, winning two sets to one, and claiming Japan’s first ever Olympic badminton gold.

Expectations were high for the final. Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi are a formidable duo, and before and since Rio they’ve won a catalogue of championships. They were up against Denmark’s equally – if not more so – successful Christinna Pedersen...

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