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Germany denies Japan speedskating team gold

Speedskating Mar 1, 2010

Germany denies Japan speedskating team gold

Japan's silver medal win in the women's speedskating team pursuit final on Saturday was met with a mixture of joy and frustration after its skaters missed out on the gold by a whisker. Masako Hozumi, Nao Kodaira and Maki Tabata were ahead for most of ...

Kodaira finishes fifth in women's 1,500 meters

Speedskating Feb 23, 2010

Kodaira finishes fifth in women's 1,500 meters

Speedskater Nao Kodaira recorded a fifth-place finish in the women's 1,500 meters at the Vancouver Olympics on Sunday. Kodaira crossed the line in 1 minute, 58.20 seconds. It was her second fifth-place result at the Olympics, following Thursday's 1,000 meters. Ireen Wust of the Netherlands won ...

Nagashima, Kato capture medals

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Speedskating Feb 17, 2010

Nagashima, Kato capture medals

Keiichiro Nagashima won the men's 500-meter speedskating silver medal and former world-record holder Joji Kato followed in third to claim the bronze as Japan collected its first medals at the Vancouver Games on Monday. Nagashima could only manage the sixth-best time in the first race ...

Speedskating Feb 16, 2010

Sablikova wins 3,000; Hozumi sixth

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Speedskater Masako Hozumi turned in a sixth-place effort in the women's 3,000 meters at the Vancouver Olympics on Sunday. Hozumi, paired with eventual winner Martina Sablikova, clocked 4 minutes, 7.36 seconds to equal the recent best result by a Japanese speed ...