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Japanese speed skater Miho Takagi finished second in the women’s allround at the world championships on Sunday, beaten to the top spot by the Netherlands’ Irene Schouten.

Placing first overall after winning the 500 meters and finishing fifth in the 3,000 on Saturday, Takagi then won the 1,500 but finished fourth over 5,000 to score 159.305 points, just 0.331 behind Schouten who won only the 3,000 at Hamar Olympic Hall in Norway.

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