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Miho Takagi of Japan competes en route to winning gold in the women's 1,000 meters at a World Cup speedskating meet in Tomaszow Mazowiecki in Poland on Sunday.
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Dec 11, 2023
Takagi wins 1,000 meters at speedskating World Cup in Poland
The Japanese star is on top of the women's 1,000 World Cup table with 228 points, while the second-ranked Goetz has 193.
Winner Wataru Morishige (center) poses with runnerup Tatsuya Shinhama (left) and third-place finisher Jordan Stolz after the men's 500-meter race during a speedskating World Cup event in Obihiro, Hokkaido, on Sunday.
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Nov 13, 2023
Wataru Morishige wins third World Cup men's 500
Wataru Morishige won his third career men's speedskating World Cup 500-meter race, with Japanese compatriot Tatsuya Shinhama finishing second.
Tatsuya Shinhama speaks to the media after the men's 500 meters in Obihiro, Hokkaido, on Friday.
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Nov 10, 2023
Tatsuya Shinhama leads Japanese men's 500 sweep at World Cup
Shinhama clocked 34.52 seconds to win by 0.17 over Wataru Morishige, with Yuma Murakami rounding out the medals.
Japan Times
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Mar 20, 2023
Obihiro reducing parents’ burden to help retain young skaters
The change saw the number of junior high school students newly joining the team double in 2022.
Japan Times
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Mar 20, 2023
Obihiro in need of balancing act to secure skating rink for children
Overall participation in skating has decreased in the Hokkaido city, and officials believe that access to local facilities is key to expanding the sport.
Japan Times
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Mar 20, 2023
Obihiro offers advanced training environment for nurturing top skaters
The city in Hokkaido boasts leading training facilities, including an indoor speedskating center and flat land ideal for cycling as a form of additional conditioning.
Japan Times
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Mar 6, 2023
Miho Takagi finishes third in 1,500 at world championships
Miho Takagi, the world record holder, could only finish third in the women's 1,500 meters on the final day of the world speedskating championships Sunday.
Japan Times
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Mar 5, 2023
Miho Takagi takes third at speedskating championships as Jutta Leerdam notches title
The runner-up to Takagaki at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, Leerdam finished the season unbeaten over 1,000 meters with a decisive victory.
Japan Times
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Feb 20, 2023
Momoka Horikawa wins mass start; Miho Takagi finishes third in 1,000 meters
Speedskater Momoka Horikawa surprised the field — and herself — by winning the women's mass start at a World Cup meet for the first time in her career on Sunday.
Japan Times
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Dec 30, 2022
Teenager Momoka Horikawa ends Miho Takagi's seven-year reign in 3,000-meter race
Horikawa said she hoped to begin her 'own era of dominance.'
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Dec 18, 2022
Miho Takagi claims third 1,500-meter World Cup win of season
It was Takagi's 16th World Cup win at the distance and her 20th on the circuit.
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Oct 22, 2022
Olympic gold medalist Nao Kodaira goes out a champion on home ice
The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics 500-meter champion clocked 37.49 seconds at the M-Wave ice arena in Nagano, which was packed with a home crowd eager to witness her last hurrah.
Japan Times
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Apr 12, 2022
Japan sprinter Nao Kodaira to close book on storied career
The 35-year-old speedskater competed at four consecutive Winter Olympics from the 2010 Vancouver Games and has long been one of the dominant forces in women's sprint races.
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Apr 5, 2022
Three-time Olympian Nana Takagi announces retirement
Nana Takagi, who with her younger sister Miho became the first pair of speed skating siblings to appear at three Olympic Winter Games, announced her retirement on Tuesday.
Japan Times
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Feb 20, 2022
Fukuoka shoemaker helps Olympic skaters put best foot forward
Hisataka Oi's elite roster of clients range from Beijing 2022 bronze medalist Wataru Morishige to corporate speedskating teams and powerhouse high school clubs.
Japan Times
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Feb 16, 2022
Nana Takagi gets sister's support after shock fall in final
The 29-year-old, who won two gold medals at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, was consoled by younger sister Miho after falling in the last lap of Tuesday's final against Canada.
Japan Times
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Feb 15, 2022
Japan's team pursuit title defense ends with fall on final bend
Japan was on course for the gold, but disaster struck with the finish line in sight when Nana Takagi lost her footing coming around the last bend and careened into the wall.
Japan Times
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Feb 7, 2022
Miho Takagi takes silver in 1,500-meter speedskating
Speed skating great Ireen Wust swept around the Beijing oval in a time of 1 minute and 53.28 seconds to claim her sixth Olympic gold medal.
Japan Times
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Dec 6, 2021
Miho Takagi earns third straight World Cup victory in 1,500
'I'm happy to see a mark in the 1:49 range,' Takagi said. 'But the Olympics will be a different competition. I hope to start all over for my next race.'
Japan Times
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Mar 17, 2021
Speedskater Miho Takagi reaching new heights despite pandemic restraints
A year without overseas competition amid the coronavirus pandemic has been a challenge for speedskating star Miho Takagi, but has also given her a different perspective on her sport.

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