/ Dec 6, 2015

Japanese women skate to gold in World Cup event

Japan overcame the Netherlands to capture the gold medal in the women’s team pursuit at the World Cup speed skating competition on Saturday. The Japanese team of Nana Takagi, Miho Takagi and Misaki Oshigiri clocked 2 minutes, 59.08 seconds and finished 0.61 seconds ahead ...

/ Dec 28, 2013

Five-time Olympian Okazaki to retire

Tomomi Okazaki, who skated for Japan at five Winter Olympics, said Saturday she will retire, after failing to make the team for the 2014 Sochi Games. The 42-year-old Okazaki, who won a bronze medal in the women’s 500 meters at the 1998 Nagano Games, ...

/ Nov 16, 2013

Kato captures 14th World Cup title

Joji Kato took the top podium spot in the men’s 500 meters along with Canadian Gilmore Junio in the second World Cup speed skating event of the season on Friday. Kato clocked a time of 34.258 seconds, the same as Junio, for his first ...