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Japan's Ai Fukuhara, right, cries as she and teammate Mima Ito celebrate Japan's win over Singapore in the women's table tennis bronze match in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.

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yes, truly tears of Joy (for winning bronze) after decades of struggle in table tennis by Ai Fukuhara.

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Ai has been crying and having temper tantrums since she was an infant. Nothing new here.

Moderator: Why don't you show some class and congratulate the team?

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She deserves every millimeter of the medal, and no one can deny the trio's efforts were realised.

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Congrats to them. I just wished that Mima Ito wasn't too overconfident coming to Rio. There was an article here about her and the table tennis team.

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Pity plucky Singapore missed out on a medal though

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Ishikawa carried this team.

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Congratulations on the bronze!

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Once again we see the female Japanese athletes outdoing the men. It's pretty true for most sports Japan competes in at an international level. Go girls!

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Its no secret im normally critical of many of Japans athletes , but I have to say Ai Fukuhara deserves every success she gets, years of hard work has finally paid off, and success hasn't gone to her head, unlike many. Congratulations girls, lets hope it leads to more success in 2020!

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DisillusionedAUG. 17, 2016 - 12:36PM JST

Once again we see the female Japanese athletes outdoing the men. It's pretty true for most sports Japan competes in at an international level. Go girls!

That's a good point and have seen the same trend in other developed nations. Could it be that men sports are generally more competitive and taken seriously by more nations (in many countries women still have a more limited access to sporting activities than their male counterparts)?

J girls have also had an awesome basketball tournament. Pity they played the us in the qf, rwxkon they were a chance for a medal.

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Some4some, this is not Ai's first medal in the Olympics. She's gotten silver before. And she hasn't been competing on the international level for "decades" as she's only 27

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SUBARASHII DESU ! M

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