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American rugby star Ilona Maher delivers brutal stiffness in the Olympics showdown against Japan

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Earlier in the day, the U.S. defeated China, 28-14. Maher didn’t score in that game, but the U.S. was led by Kristi Kirshe, who scored 10 points, and Kayla Canett, who added seven.

US rugby star Ilona Maher delivers brutal stiff-arm in Olympics matchup vs. Japan Maher had been in the social media spotlight during the Olympics from her TikTok videos. She amassed more than 504,000 followers in the social media app and welcomed new followers with quick biographical information on Wednesday.

“I started playing rugby my senior year of high school. I don’t love my body all the time but I’ve grown to really appreciate it. I get very mad at myself when I make mistakes. I’m self-conscious that my personality may be too much for some people. Tik tok is a way I can escape and not stress about my upcoming games,” she said in the video. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Earlier in the week, Maher posted several hilarious videos about her interactions with other athletes in the Olympic Village. LAUREL HUBBARD RECEIVES IOC SUPPORT AHEAD OF OLYMPICS DEBUT: ‘WE HAVE TO PAY TRIBUTE TO HER COURAGE’

Maher is hoping to lead the U.S. women’s rugby team to its first Olympic medal. The team finished in fifth in the competition in 2016.

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