Miho Takagi won the women's 1500 meters in the second round of the World Cup in speed skating with a time of 1'55.67.

Takagi has won the World Cup for the second time in a row this season in this event.

The second round of the World Cup in speed skating held in Norway was held on the final day of the tournament on the 21st, and Takagi participated in the women's 1500 meters, which he holds the world record.


Takagi, who got on the speed from the beginning of the race, took the lead after passing 700 meters and slipped to the end with a good rhythm and won the championship with a time of 1 minute 55 seconds 67 seconds.


Takagi has won two consecutive victories following the first World Cup match.



In Japan, Ayano Sato finished 3rd at 1: 56.51 and was the first to reach the podium in this World Cup event.



In addition, in the race held on the final day of the tournament, Nao Kodaira, a gold medalist at the Pyeongchang Olympics, won the women's 500 meters for the first time this season.


Kodaira, who marked 37.52, overtook American Erin Jackson, who had won three consecutive games this season, by 0.15.



In addition, Tatsuya Shinhama, the Japanese record holder, finished in 34.57 seconds at the men's 500 meters and won the championship for the second time this season.

Nao Kodaira "Here is the start"

Nao Kodaira, who won the women's 500 meters for the first time this season, said, "I was able to come in the first half of the 10 seconds with a passing time of 100 meters for the first time in a long time, so I think that it led to a good time, and I was able to step up one step. It was a race. I feel like I was able to return to the top earlier than I expected, so I think this is the start and I hope I can express my strength again. "

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