• Kyodo


Aki Tonoike clinched the women’s 1,000 meters gold and Hiroki Hirako underlined Japan’s dominance by leading a podium sweep in the 10,000, but Hiroyasu Shimizu was denied a sprint double on the final day of the Winter Asian Games speedskating competition Wednesday.

With Japan far ahead in the speedskating medal table, Tonoike and Hirako put the icing on the cake with solid victories to delight another near-capacity crowd at Nagane Park Speed Skating Rink.

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