Miho Takagi (speed skater)
Miho Takagi (高木 美帆, Takagi Miho, born 22 May 1994) is a Japanese speed skater.
Takagi at the 2013 World Single Distance Championships
|Born||22 May 1994|
Makubetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||57 kg (126 lb)|
|Event(s)||1000 m, 1500 m, 3000 m|
|Club||Nippon Sport Science University|
At the age of 15 Takagi represented Japan at the 2010 Winter Olympics, finishing 35th in the women's 1000 metres and 23rd in the 1500 metres. In both 2012 and 2013 she won the World Junior Speed Skating Championships.
After participating in several world cup and world championship events, she became a world champion, when in the 2015 World Single Distance Championships she won the gold medal in the team pursuit where she participated together with her sister Nana Takagi and compatriot Ayaka Kikuchi.
In the 2018 Olympics, Takagi won the silver medal in the women's 1500-metre speed skating event and the bronze medal in the women's 1000-metre speed skating event. Takagi was also part of the Nippon team that won the 2018 Olympics women's team pursuit with a time of 2 minutes & 53.89 seconds, the Olympic record & the sea-level world best.
She won women competition at 2018 World Allround Speed Skating Championships.
In the 2017–18 world cup, Nippon team she was part of won all women's team pursuit competitions of the world cup & became 3-continuous-season overall world cup winner in the pursuit & she became overall winner in women's 1500 metres & allround.
|500 m||38.15||4 March 2017||Vikingskipet, Hamar|
|1000 m||1:11.71||9 March 2019||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
|1500 m||1:49.83||10 March 2019||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
|3000 m||3:57.09||1 December 2017||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|5000 m||7:04.63||20 November 2015||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
- Fielding, Gus (22 February 2018), "Miho Takagi overjoyed after claiming coveted gold medal in team pursuit", Japan Times
- "Adelskalendern". evertstenlund.se. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
- Miho Takagi at the International Skating Union
- Miho Takagi at International Olympic Committee
- Miho Takagi at Olympic Channel
- Miho Takagi at Olympedia
- Miho Takagi in SpeedSkatingBase.eu
- Miho Takagi at SpeedSkatingNews.info
- Miho Takagi at SpeedSkatingStats.com
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