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After collecting three silver medals at the Beijing Olympics, Miho Takagi finally snagged a gold when she won the women's 1,000-meter event on Thursday.

Fresh off a heartbreaking team pursuit silver, Takagi set an Olympic record with a time of 1 minute, 13.19 seconds to beat Jutta Leerdam of the Netherlands by 0.64. Brittany Bowe of the United States won bronze.

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