U.S. Olympic team roster: Athletes qualified for Tokyo Games

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The following 627 athletes have qualified for the U.S. Olympic team.

Archery (6)
Mackenzie Brown
Casey Kaufhold
Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez
Brady Ellison
Jack Williams
Jacob Wukie

Artistic Swimming (2)
Anita Alvarez
Lindi Schroeder

Badminton (4)
Beiwen Zhang
Phillip Chew
Ryan Chew
Timothy Lam

Baseball (24)
Nick Allen
Eddy Alvarez
Tyler Austin
Shane Baz
Anthony Carter
Triston Casas
Brandon Dickson
Tim Federowicz
Eric Filia
Todd Frazier
Anthony Gose
Edwin Jackson
Scott Kazmir
Patrick Kivlehan
Mark Kolozsvary
Jack Lopez
Nick Martinez
Scott McGough
David Robertson
Joe Ryan
Ryder Ryan
Bubba Starling
Jamie Westbrook
Simeon Woods-Richardson

Basketball (28)
Ariel Atkins
Sue Bird
Tina Charles
Napheesa Collier
Stefanie Dolson
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Sylvia Fowles
Allisha Gray
Chelsea Gray
Brittney Griner
Jewell Loyd
Kelsey Plum
Katie Lou Samuelson
Breanna Stewart
Diana Taurasi
A’ja Wilson
Bam Adebayo
Bradley Beal
Devin Booker
Kevin Durant
Jerami Grant
Draymond Green
Jrue Holiday
Zach LaVine
Damian Lillard
Kevin Love
Khris Middleton
Jayson Tatum

Beach Volleyball (8)
Alix Klineman
April Ross
Kelly Claes
Sarah Sponcil
Taylor Crabb
Jake Gibb
Phil Dalhausser
Nick Lucena

Boxing (10)
Rashida Ellis
Ginny Fuchs
Naomi Graham
Oshae Jones
Yarisel Ramirez
Keyshawn Davis
Troy Isley
Delante Johnson
Duke Ragan
Richard Torrez Jr.

Canoe-Kayak (4)
Nevin Harrison
Evy Leibfarth
Michal Smolen
Zachary Lokken

Cycling (27)
Haley Batten
Perris Benegas
Kate Courtney
Chloé Dygert
Maddie Godby
Erin Huck
Megan Jastrab
Amber Neben
Payton Ridenour
Coryn Rivera
Hannah Roberts
Felicia Stancil
Leah Thomas
Jennifer Valente
Emma White
Lily Williams
Alise Willoughby
Ruth Winder
Chloe Woodruff (withdrew, personal reasons)
Christopher Blevins
Nick Bruce
Lawson Craddock
Justin Dowell
Connor Fields
Adrian Hegyvary
Gavin Hoover
Brandon McNulty
Corben Sharrah

Diving (11)
Alison Gibson
Hailey Hernandez
Krysta Palmer
Jessica Parratto
Delaney Schnell
Katrina Young
Andrew Capobianco
Tyler Downs
Michael Hixon
Brandon Loschiavo
Jordan Windle

Equestrian (9)
Liz Halliday-Sharp (horse, Deniro Z, withdrew)
Laura Kraut
Adrienne Lyle
Sabine Schut-Kery
Jessica Springsteen
Phillip Dutton
Kent Farrington
Boyd Martin
Doug Payne
Steffen Peters

Fencing (24)
Jackie Dubrovich
Kat Holmes
Courtney Hurley
Kelley Hurley
Lee Kiefer
Sabrina Massialas
Nicole Ross
Francesca Russo
Eliza Stone
Anna van Brummen
Dagmara Wozniak
Mariel Zagunis
Eli Dershwitz
Alen Hadzic
Daryl Homer
Jake Hoyle
Race Imboden
Nick Itkin
Andrew Mackiewicz
Alexander Massialas
Curtis McDowald
Gerek Meinhardt
Yeisser Ramirez
Khalil Thompson

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Golf (8)
Danielle Kang
Jessica Korda
Nelly Korda
Lexi Thompson
Bryson DeChambeau
Collin Morikawa
Xander Schauffele
Justin Thomas

Gymnastics (20)
Nicole Ahsinger
Simone Biles
Jade Carey
Jordan Chiles
Isabelle Connor
Camilla Feeley
Evita Griskenas
Suni Lee
Grace McCallum
Lili Mizuno
Elizaveta Pletneva
MyKayla Skinner
Nicole Sladkov
Laura Zeng
Brody Malone
Sam Mikulak
Yul Moldauer
Aliaksei Shostak
Shane Wiskus
Alec Yoder

Judo (4)
Nina Cutro-Kelly
Angelica Delgado
Nefeli Papadakis
Colton Brown

Karate (4)
Sakura Kokumai
Brian Irr
Tom Scott
Ariel Torres

Modern Pentathlon (2)
Samantha Schultz
Amro Elgeziry

Rowing (37)
Charlotte Buck
Kendall Chase
Olivia Coffey
Claire Collins
Gia Doonan
Tracy Eisser
Katelin Guregian
Megan Kalmoe
Kara Kohler
Grace Luczak
Cicely Madden
Brooke Mooney
Meghan Musnicki
Kristine O’Brien
Meghan O’Leary
Molly Reckford
Alie Rusher
Regina Salmons
Michelle Sechser
Gevvie Stone
Jessica Thoennes
Ellen Tomek
Kristina Wagner
Madeleine Wanamaker
Justin Best
Liam Corrigan
Ben Davison
Clark Dean
Michael Grady
Austin Hack
Conor Harrity
Nick Mead
Alex Miklasevich
Andrew Reed
Alexander Richards
Julian Venonsky
Anders Weiss

Rugby (26)
Kayla Canett-Oca
Lauren Doyle
Cheta Emba
Abby Gustaitis
Nicole Heavirland
Alev Kelter
Kristi Kirshe
Ilona Maher
Jordan Matyas
Ariana Ramsey
Naya Tapper
Kristen Thomas
Nia Toliver
Perry Baker
Danny Barrett
Maceo Brown
Madison Hughes
Martin Iosefo
Carlin Isles
Matai Leuta
Cody Melphy
Folau Niua
Ben Pinkelman (withdrew due to back injury)
Joe Schroeder
Brett Thompson
Stephen Tomasin
Kevon Williams

Sailing (13)
Nikki Barnes
Lara Dallman-Weiss
Farrah Hall
Paige Railey
Stephanie Roble
Maggie Shea
Anna Weis
Charlie Buckingham
Riley Gibbs
Dave Hughes
Stu McNay
Luke Muller
Pedro Pascual

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Shooting (20)
Madelynn Bernau
Kayle Browning
Amber English
Alexis Lagan
Sagen Maddalena
Austen Smith
Mary Tucker
Sandra Uptagrafft
Ali Weisz
Brian Burrows
James Hall
Vincent Hancock
Phillip Jungman
Lucas Kozeniesky
Henry Leverett
Jack Leverett III
Derrick Mein
Nick Mowrer
Will Shaner
Patrick Sunderman

Skateboarding (12)
Jordyn Barratt
Mariah Duran
Alexis Sablone
Alana Smith
Bryce Wettstein
Brighton Zeuner
Jagger Eaton
Nyjah Huston
Jake Ilardi
Cory Juneau
Heimana Reynolds
Zion Wright

Soccer (22)
Jane Campbell
Abby Dahlkemper
Tierna Davidson
Crystal Dunn
Julie Ertz
Adrianna Franch
Tobin Heath
Lindsey Horan
Casey Krueger
Rose Lavelle
Carli Lloyd
Catarina Macario
Kristie Mewis
Samantha Mewis
Alex Morgan
Alyssa Naeher
Kelley O’Hara
Christen Press
Megan Rapinoe
Becky Sauerbrunn
Emily Sonnett
Lynn Williams

Softball (15)
Monica Abbott
Ali Aguilar
Valerie Arioto
Ally Carda
Amanda Chidester
Rachel Garcia
Haylie McCleney
Michelle Moultrie
Dejah Mulipola
Aubree Munro
Bubba Nickles
Cat Osterman
Janie Reed
Delaney Spaulding
Kelsey Stewart

Sport Climbing (4)
Kyra Condie
Brooke Raboutou
Nathaniel Coleman
Colin Duffy

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Surfing (4)
Caroline Marks
Carissa Moore
Kolohe Andino
John John Florence

Swimming (53)
Haley Anderson
Phoebe Bacon
Erika Brown
Claire Curzan
Catie DeLoof
Kate Douglass
Katie Grimes
Natalie Hinds
Torri Huske
Hali Flickinger
Brooke Forde
Lydia Jacoby
Lilly King
Annie Lazor
Katie Ledecky
Paige Madden
Simone Manuel
Katie McLaughlin
Allison Schmitt
Bella Sims
Regan Smith
Olivia Smoliga
Erica Sullivan
Ashley Twichell
Alex Walsh
Abbey Weitzeil
Emma Weyant
Rhyan White
Michael Andrew
Zach Apple
Hunter Armstrong
Bowe Becker
Gunnar Bentz
Michael Brinegar
Patrick Callan
Brooks Curry
Caeleb Dressel
Nic Fink
Bobby Finke
Townley Haas
Zach Harting
Chase Kalisz
Drew Kibler
Jay Litherland
Bryce Mefford
Jake Mitchell
Ryan Murphy
Blake Pieroni
Andrew Seliskar
Tom Shields
Kieran Smith
Jordan Wilimovsky
Andrew Wilson

Table Tennis (6)
Juan Liu
Huijing Wang
Lily Zhang
Kanak Jha
Nikhil Kumar
Xin Zhou

Taekwondo (2)
Paige McPherson
Anastasija Zolotic

Tennis (12)
Jennifer Brady
Coco Gauff
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Nicole Melichar
Jessica Pegula
Alison Riske
Sofia Kenin (declined spot)
Serena Williams (declined spot)
Marcos Giron
Austin Krajicek
Tommy Paul
Rajeev Ram
Tennys Sandgren
Frances Tiafoe
Taylor Fritz (declined spot)
John Isner (declined spot)
Reilly Opelka (declined spot)

Track and Field (128)
Valarie Allman
Brooke Andersen
Shae Anderson (named to team as relay alternate)
Adelaide Aquilla
Anavia Battle
Gwen Berry
Erica Bougard
Quanesha Burks
Tynita Butts-Townsend
Kelsey Card
Christina Clemons
Emma Coburn
Anna Cockrell
Val Constien
Elise Cranny
Gabbi Cunningham
Vashti Cunningham
Teahna Daniels
Tara Davis
Rachel Dincoff
Kendall Ellis
Allyson Felix
Tori Franklin
Courtney Frerichs
English Gardner
Keni Harrison
Quanera Hayes
Aleia Hobbs
Ariana Ince
Lynna Irby
Wadeline Jonathas
Sally Kipyego
Annie Kunz
Morgann LeLeux
Heather MacLean
Maggie Malone
Taylor Manson
Rachel McCoy
Cory McGee
Sydney McLaughlin
Alicia Monson
Jasmine Moore
Sandi Morris
Athing Mu
Dalilah Muhammad
Katie Nageotte
Javianne Oliver
Keturah Orji
Jenna Prandini
DeAnna Price
Elle Purrier St. Pierre
Jessica Ramsey
Brittney Reese
Raevyn Rogers
Raven Saunders
Rachel Schneider
Karissa Schweizer
Molly Seidel
Emily Sisson
Robyn Stevens
Gabby Thomas
Aliphine Tuliamuk
Kaylin Whitney
Kendell Williams
Ajee’ Wilson
Kara Winger
Abdi Abdirahman
Devon Allen
Ronnie Baker
Steven Bastien
Kenny Bednarek
Chris Benard
Rai Benjamin
Hillary Bor
Trayvon Bromell
Matthew Centrowitz
Paul Chelimo
Michael Cherry
Nick Christie
Will Claye
Ryan Crouser
Bryce Deadmon
Marquis Dendy
Grant Fisher
Cravon Gillespie
Elija Godwin
Daniel Haugh
Cole Hocker
Grant Holloway
Bryce Hoppel
Mason Ferlic
Mason Finley
JuVaughn Harrison
Reggie Jagers
Isaiah Jewett
Fred Kerley
Sam Kendricks
David Kendziera
Benard Keter
Woody Kincaid
Joe Klecker
Erriyon Knighton
Joe Kovacs
KC Lightfoot
Wil London (named to team as relay alternate)
Noah Lyles
Sam Mattis
Steffen McCarter
Shelby McEwen
Clayton Murphy
Chris Nilsen
Michael Norman
Vernon Norwood
Yared Nuguse
Payton Otterdahl
Jacob Riley
Daniel Roberts
Randolph Ross
Galen Rupp
Garrett Scantling
Donald Scott
Kenny Selmon
Michael Shuey
Trevor Stewart
Darryl Sullivan
Curtis Thompson
Micah Williams
Rudy Winkler
Alex Young
Zach Ziemek

Triathlon (5)
Taylor Knibb
Summer Rappaport
Katie Zaferes
Kevin McDowell
Morgan Pearson

Volleyball (24)
Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson
Michelle Bartsch-Hackley
Annie Drews
Micha Hancock
Kim Hill
Jordan Larson
Chiaka Ogbogu
Jordyn Poulter
Kelsey Robinson
Jordan Thompson
Haleigh Washington
Justin Wong Orantes
Matt Anderson
Micah Christenson
T.J. DeFalco
Kyle Ensing
Max Holt
Thomas Jaeschke
Garrett Muagututia
Taylor Sander
Erik Shoji
Kawika Shoji
David Smith
Mitch Stahl

Water Polo (26)
Rachel Fattal
Aria Fischer
Makenzie Fischer
Kaleigh Gilchrist
Stephania Haralabidis
Paige Hauschild
Ashleigh Johnson
Amanda Longan
Maddie Musselman
Jamie Neushul
Melissa Seidemann
Maggie Steffens
Alys Williams
Alex Bowen
Luca Cupido
Hannes Daube
Ben Hallock
Drew Holland
Johnny Hooper
Max Irving
Alex Obert
Jesse Smith
Ben Stevenson
Marko Vavic
Dylan Woodhead
Alex Wolf

Weightlifting (8)
Jourdan Delacruz
Katherine Nye
Sarah Robles
Mattie Rogers
C.J. Cummings
Wes Kitts
Harrison Maurus
Caine Wilkes

Wrestling (15)
Adeline Gray
Sarah Hildebrandt
Helen Maroulis
Tamyra Mensah-Stock
Kayla Miracle
Jacarra Winchester
Kyle Dake
Thomas Gilman
Ildar Hafizov
G’Angelo Hancock
Alejandro Sancho
Kyle Snyder
John Stefanowicz
Gable Steveson
David Taylor

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Ilia Malinin’s quadruple Axel sheds light on first figure skater to land triple Axel

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Vern Taylor arrived at the Riverside Skating Club in Windsor, Ontario, on Sept. 15 to do what he has done at that rink for the last three decades: coach figure skaters. But this day was different.

Taylor, who in 1978 became the first man to land a ratified triple Axel in competition, was told that 17-year-old American Ilia Malinin performed the first quadruple Axel the previous night.

“When we heard that he landed it, I said, ‘Oh my goodness, that’s terrific,'” Taylor said by phone.

He was then shown video of Malinin’s feat.

“Anything’s possible,” Taylor said. “43 years [later], that’s something. It’s knowing that you can perform the jump that makes it challenging.”

Malinin, the world junior champion, landed the most difficult jump in skating and checked off the only remaining quad yet to be performed.

At the 1978 World Championships in Ottawa, a 20-year-old Taylor broke through a similar barrier in hitting the last remaining unchecked triple jump. But while Malinin’s senior career seems to be just getting started, and many medals appear in his future, Taylor is largely a forgotten man outside of ardent figure skating followers.

He finished 12th at those 1978 World Championships. Taylor’s 1980 Olympic prospects were dimmed by the fact that Canada had just one men’s singles spot, and he had taken runner-up at nationals in 1978 and 1979 to Brian Pockar, who also outscored Taylor at those years’ world championships. So Taylor stopped competing a year before the Lake Placid Games.

“I didn’t have a reason,” he said. “I just decided to take a break.”

Taylor will always have that day at the world championships in Ottawa. He can still remember the nervousness, knowing that two other skaters also planned to attempt a triple Axel. They were unsuccessful, though Taylor didn’t know it.

“I didn’t see their jumps,” he said. “I didn’t want to know what was ahead of me.”

American David Jenkins landed a triple Axel in Movietone newsreel footage reported to be from 1957, but that was not in competition.

Taylor, skating to music from “Rocky,” put the triple Axel as the third jump of his program, according to reports at the time. The one YouTube video of it, published two years ago, has 32,000 views. It shows Taylor landing the three-and-a-half revolution jump on one foot and spinning out of it while managing to stay on that single skate blade amid a crowd roar.

“During that program, it was like a rock concert,” Taylor said. “I got the energy from the audience.”

The Montreal Gazette reported at the time that the jump was ratified three hours later. Italian Sonia Bianchetti, the men’s referee at the 1978 Worlds, said she met with the assistant referee, the ISU president and a technical delegate.

“During this short meeting it was recognized that Vern had completed the first triple Axel Paulsen jump [Norwegian Axel Paulsen was the skater who landed the first Axel jump in 1882, getting it named after him] in an officially recognized figure skating competition,” she wrote in an email last month. “The triple Axel was fully rotated and landed on one foot.”

One of the people inside the Ottawa Civic Centre that day was 16-year-old Canadian Brian Orser. Orser, inspired by Taylor, later became synonymous with the jump — labeled “Mr. Triple Axel” and landing it en route to silver medals at the Olympics in 1984 and 1988 and the 1987 World title.

Orser remembered Taylor visiting his skating club for an exhibition. Orser saw Taylor doing an Axel takeoff exercise off the ice, incorporated it into his own routine and began teaching it to his skaters after becoming a coach.

Yet another Canadian, Kurt Browning, was the first man to land a ratified quadruple jump of any kind in competition — a toe loop at the 1988 World Championships.

“For me, personally, it was huge,” he said, “because I was promised a car if I could land it.”

Through an agreement with an Edmonton car dealership, Browning was handed the keys to a Quattro — quad/Quattro — after hitting the toe loop. The skater was unaware that the dealer was merely leasing it to him. About six months later, Browning received a call asking to bring the car back.

Browning was inspired by American Brian Boitano, whom he previously saw land a quad outside of competition. Taylor motivated him, too.

“[Taylor] gave me permission, even at a young age, to start thinking bigger,” he said.

Browning also pointed to Jozef Sabovčík, a 1980s skater for then-Czechoslovakia who many believe was the first man to land a quad in competition, Browning included. Sabovčík was initially given credit for a quad toe loop at the 1986 European Championships, but weeks later it was invalidated because he touched down with his free foot, according to reports.

“I never want to come off as arrogant, but despite what ISU [International Skating Union] decided in the end, I do know that I landed the jump on that day,” Sabovčík, who said he performed a quad jump on his birthdays through age 44, wrote in an email. “The fact that most of the people in the skating world believe the same thing, it means everything to me that Kurt is one of them. It would have been nice to have my name in the Guinness Book of Records, but I am also not trying to change history.”

Sabovčík, now 58 and coaching in Salt Lake City, attended March’s world championships in Montpellier, France, where Malinin finished ninth. There, he spoke with Malinin’s parents, Russian-born Uzbek Olympic skaters Tatyana Malinina and Roman Skornyakov, whom he calls friends.

“They told me that he was already doing a quad Axel on a fishing pole harness [in practice], and that it was coming,” Sabovčík said.

Less than two months after that talk, the first video surfaced of Malinin landing a clean quad Axel — at a U.S. Figure Skating jump camp.

“I did not think [a quad Axel] was possible,” Sabovčík said. “It really has to be an athlete that can combine the technical ability with jumping ability with the speed of rotation. When Kurt and I jumped, we had a relatively speaking slow rotation, but we jumped really big compared to these kids. But Ilia, he has the vertical lift, but he [also] has an unbelievably fast rotation.”

The recent proliferation of quads in men’s and women’s skating can be attributed to several factors, including better boots, better ice conditions and improvements in technology that can aid coaching. Still, there are concerns about if and how the pounding of training quads can wear down a skater physically.

“It’s a lot of pain you don’t feel at first, but you know it comes later,” said Frenchwoman Surya Bonaly, who started training a quad in 1989 and attempting it through the mid-1990s. Bonaly had two hip surgeries after her competitive career.

Even Taylor faced those questions.

“People said, ‘Aren’t you worried about injuring yourself?'” he said. “I would say, ‘No, I want you to know it can be done.'”

Sabovčík never tried a quad Axel in his skating days, but Browning did for less than a week in the early 1990s after winning four consecutive world titles.

“Just playing with it,” said Browning, who never tried it in competition. “Ilia has that special ability to not only get up in the air, but then he has that beautiful rotation that doesn’t look hurried. It’s fast, it’s quick as lightning, but it doesn’t look hurried. It’s so easy. Like a good golfer swings easy, and the ball goes 400 yards.”

Browning recalled a conversation he had with two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, who in recent years made the quad Axel his quest. Hanyu attempted it in competition last season but did not land it cleanly before retiring in July. He said upon retirement that he still hoped to master the jump for his non-competitive show career.

“I asked Yuzu one day, ‘When you do quad Axel, does it just feel like you’re up there forever?'” Browning said. “And he kind of looked at me funny, and he goes, ‘Yeah, like it never ends.'”

The skating world awaits the reserved Hanyu’s thoughts on Malinin’s quad.

“Knowing Yuzu, I would think he’d be very supportive,” said Orser, who coached Hanyu for nearly a decade. “He appreciates that kind of athleticism.”

Orser also noted what comes with being the first — and so far only — skater to land a rarefied jump. Malinin, who headlines Skate America in two weeks, will be asked about the quad Axel in just about every interview for the foreseeable future. For some skaters, they may feel a responsibility to land it all the time.

“But I don’t think [Malinin] thinks too much about it,” Orser said. “His technique is perfect, so he’ll be fine.”

The inevitable topic after that is the next progression in skating: the first quintuple jump. Orser said that Hanyu did five-rotation Salchows in practice with the aid of a harness.

“It’s just a little bit more rotation than the quadruple Axel, so it’s not that far off,” said Sabovčík, whose unratified quad toe loop came eight years after Taylor’s triple Axel. “Now that I’ve seen the quad Axel, I don’t think it’s impossible.”

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Aleksandra Trusova splits from coach Eteri Tutberidze, months after Olympic tears

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Olympic figure skating silver medalist Aleksandra Trusova reportedly split from coach Eteri Tutberidze‘s group, eight months after a tearful scene after the Olympic free skate.

Trusova, 18, will now be coached by Svetlana Sokolovskaya, according to Russian media reports dating to Saturday. All Russian skaters are ineligible to compete internationally indefinitely due to the national ban over the war in Ukraine, but Russia is still holding domestic events.

At the Beijing Winter Games, Trusova became the first woman to land five quadruple jumps in a free skate. She had the highest score that day, but it wasn’t enough to make up the gap to fellow Tutberidze pupil Anna Shcherbakova from the short program.

Moments after the competition ended, Trusova was seen crying and yelling at Sergey Dudakov, a member of Tutberidze’s coaching team.

“Everyone has a gold medal! Everyone has! Only I don’t! I hate figure skating! I hate! I will never step on the ice again! Never!” she said in Russian.

Shcherbakova had the individual gold, and the other Russian women’s singles skater at the Games, Kamila Valiyeva, skated both programs of the team event. The Russians placed first in the team event, but medals will not be awarded until Valiyeva’s doping case is adjudicated. It’s possible that Valiyeva gets retroactively disqualified, the Russian team gets disqualified and the other nations all move up with the U.S. going from silver to gold.

Trusova performed at the Russian test skates last month, withdrawing after her short program due to a back injury.

Trusova previously left Tutberidze in 2020 for two-time Olympic champion turned coach Yevgeny Plushenko‘s group, then moved back to Tutberidze’s group after the 2020-21 season.

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