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Heavy favorite Miho Takagi was beaten to the gold medal by Ireen Wust in the women’s 1,500 meters speedskating at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday. Wust, of the Netherlands, reclaimed the gold she first won in the distance at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

Wust’s time of 1 minute, 54.35 seconds was 0.20 of a second faster than the Japanese silver medalist who had been completely dominant on the World Cup circuit this season. The Netherlands’ Marrit Leenstra finished third with a time of 1:55.26.

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