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Japanese short-track speed skaters Satoru Terao and Yuka Kamino won the 500 and 1,500 meters in the national championships and all but secured their places in the Turin Olympics in both events.

Terao edged Nagano Olympic 500-meter gold medalist Takafumi Nishitani to win the men’s 1,500 in 2 minutes, 25.068 seconds before adding the 500-meter crown in 43.943 seconds to take the overall lead with 68 points.

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