The third round of the World Cup in speed skating was held in Salt Lake City, USA on the 4th, and Miho Takagi set a time of 1'11.83, which was close to the Japanese record, at 1000 meters for women. I won my first victory of the season in this event.

In the third round of the World Cup of speed skating held in Salt Lake City, USA, the race on the second day of the tournament was held, and Takagi, who won the bronze medal in this event of the PyeongChang Olympics at 1000 meters for women, won the silver medal. I skated in the same group as Kodaira who won.



In the race, Takagi aggressively set up from the beginning and passed 600 meters in the first half in the second time overall, and by making use of his endurance, he slipped tenaciously to the end, approaching his own Japanese record 1 minute 11 seconds. He set a good time of 83 and won his first World Cup title of the season in this event.



Kodaira, who was in the second race after 500 meters on that day, could not get up to speed and finished 7th at 1'12.96.

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