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Nao Kodaira secured her second overall World Cup speedskating title in the women’s 500 meters with a race to spare at the final event of the season on Saturday.

Kodaira, who became the first Japanese woman to win the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships last month in Calgary, powered home in 37.14 seconds to finish ahead of Karolina Erbanova of the Czech Republic (37.87) and American Heather Bergsma (38.13).

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