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Defending champion Nana Takagi crashed out in the semifinal of the women’s mass start speedskating on Saturday, falling on the same corner where she slipped in the women’s team pursuit final earlier at the Beijing Olympics.

Takagi, who won the inaugural mass start competition in Pyeongchang four years ago, was leading the pack when she slipped on the very last corner with the finish line in sight.

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