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Japan duo Matsumoto and Nagahara target retiring Takahashi's Olympic gold

Japan's best hope of retaining badminton women's doubles gold is likely to be with Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara. The two-time world champions had been set to battle defending champions Matsutomo Misaki and Takahashi Ayaka for qualification to Tokyo 2020, before the Rio 2016 winning "Takamatsu" pairing was ended when Takahashi announced her retirement from the event. Hear how Matsumoto and Nagahara are approaching the year ahead.

Japan duo Matsumoto and Nagahara target retiring Takahashi's Olympic gold

Japan's best hope of retaining badminton women's doubles gold is likely to be with Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara. The two-time world champions had been set to battle defending champions Matsutomo Misaki and Takahashi Ayaka for qualification to Tokyo 2020, before the Rio 2016 winning "Takamatsu" pairing was ended when Takahashi announced her retirement from the event. Hear how Matsumoto and Nagahara are approaching the year ahead.

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