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Japan’s Akito Watabe misses the podium in Nordic combined, while the curling team lost to South Korea. But there was still hope to be found in Japan’s athletes. Satoko Miyahara and Kaori Sakamoto are in fourth and fifth place, respectively, following the figure skating short program. (The long program runs Friday.) But the biggest win of the day came from the world record-holding trio of sisters Miho and Nana Takagi and Ayano Sato who defeated the Dutch in the gold medal race, winning in an Olympic-record 2 minutes, 53.89 seconds.

Japan’s women capture the team pursuit gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, beating the defending champion Netherlands on Wednesday.

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