• Kyodo


Satoru Terao won the men’s 1,500 meters at the short track single-distance national championships Friday with a meet record of 2 minutes, 21.012 seconds. Terao held off Tomonori Ike, who clocked 2:21.271, on the second day of the competition at Teisan Ice Skate Training Center. Takafumi Nishitani came third in 2:21.421. In the women’s 1,500, Yuka Kamino raced to a meet record of 2:27.849, while Ikue Teshigawara was second in 2:28.063 and Atsuko Takada third in 2:28.153.

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