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Nao Kodaira won the women’s 1,000 meters in the speedskating with Miho Takagi adding another gold in the 3,000 at the Asian Winter Games on Monday.

Kodaira, who has won all six of her World Cup events this season in the 500, showed her class in the longer distance as she won in an Asian record of 1 minute, 15.19 seconds at Tokachi Oval. Takagi came home in 1:15.31 for the silver, ahead of China’s Zhang Hong, who took bronze in 1:15.75.

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