The Beijing Olympics representative selection for speed skating will open in Nagano City on the 29th, and on the first day, there will be a total of four events, including 500 meters for boys and girls.


We will update the results of each competition from time to time.

[Women's 500m Miho Takagi wins]

Miho Takagi won the women's 500 meters at 37.58.

Second place is Arisa Go with 37.96.

Kurumi Inagawa was in 3rd place at 38.18 seconds.



<Results of women's 500m>


1st place Miho Takagi 37 seconds 58


2nd place Arisa Gou 37 seconds 96


3rd place Kurumi Inagawa 38 seconds 18


4th place Maki Tsuji 38 seconds 19


5th place Arisa Tsujimoto 38 seconds 39


6th place Rio Yamada 38 seconds 43


7th place Konami Soga 38 seconds 53


8th place Saori Hino 38 seconds 76


9th place Yukino Yoshida 38 seconds 78


10th place Yoshiko Yamane 38 seconds 79


11th place Yukari Matsuzawa 38 seconds 95


12th place Suzune Usami 39 seconds 14


13th place Moe Kumagai 39 seconds 41


14th place Ayaka Matsumoto 39 seconds 79


15th place Mei Matsumoto 39 seconds 89


16th place Saki Fujii 40 seconds 05


17th place Futaba

Uekawatari

40 seconds 06


18th place Rino Kato 40 seconds 11


19th place Iori Kitahara 40 seconds 12


20th place Rui Onodera 40 seconds 24


21st place


Akika Nono 40 seconds

27

22nd place Ryomi Kuwahara 40 seconds 31


23rd place Anna Kubo 40 seconds 41

[Highlights on the first day]

Following the results of this season's World Cup, five speed skating representatives from the Beijing Olympics, including Miho Takagi and Nao Kodaira, have been confirmed as having met the selection criteria of the Japan Skating Federation.


The 4th event will be held on the first day of the tournament.



<Events on Wednesday, December 29>


Women's 500m 11:00


Men's 500m 11:48


Men's 5000m 13:14


Women's 3000m 15:46



[Attention to


Women's

Miho Takagi]

Women won three medals at the previous Pyonchan tournament. Attention is paid to the slip of Miho Takagi, the medium- and long-distance ace that was acquired.

We have already confirmed that we will be represented at 1000 meters and 1500 meters, but we are aiming to become a representative at 500 meters and 3000 meters.


If all of them are unofficially decided, Takagi will be able to participate in the 5th event at the Beijing tournament with the addition of the women's team Pachute.



[Men's 500m Conflict over the remaining 1 slot] In the


men

's 500m,

Tatsuya Shinhama and Shigeko Mori have already confirmed the representative appointment for the Japanese participation slot "3", so the selection meeting will be held. It will be a battle over the remaining 1 slot.


Attention is 29-year-old Uma Murakami and 24-year-old Yamato Matsui.

Murakami has a world-class start dash, and this season's World Cup gradually moved up to 2nd place in Round 4.

Matsui, on the other hand, kept his center of gravity low and had a long slip in the latter half of the race.


At this representative selection meeting, except for Shinhama and Morishige, the top-ranked player who has broken the dispatch standard record of 34.68 seconds set by the Japan Skating Federation will be confirmed as a representative.

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