• Kyodo, Reuters, staff report


Japan Olympic team captain Miho Takagi on Sunday claimed her second speed skating silver medal of the Beijing Winter Games, finishing just behind new champion Erin Jackson of the United States in the women’s 500 meters.

The 29-year-old Jackson rounded the track at Beijing’s National Speed Skating Oval in 37.04 seconds, 0.08 ahead of Takagi. The Russian Olympic Committee’s Angelina Golikova took bronze in 37.21.

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