Miho Takagi (speed skater)

Miho Takagi (高木 美帆, Takagi Miho, born 22 May 1994) is a Japanese speed skater.

Miho Takagi
2013 WSDC Sochi - Miho Takagi.JPG
Takagi at the 2013 World Single Distance Championships
Personal information
NationalityJapanese
Born (1994-05-22) 22 May 1994 (age 26)
Makubetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
CountryJapan
SportSpeed skating
Event(s)1000 m, 1500 m, 3000 m
ClubNippon Sport Science University

CareerEdit

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 competition in Salt Lake City of 2017–18 ISU Speed Skating World Cup, she with Nana & Ayano Sato won women's team pursuit with the world record of 2 minutes & 50.87 seconds.

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.[1]

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.

Personal recordsEdit

Distance Result Date Location
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

She is currently in 5th position in the adelskalender.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fielding, Gus (22 February 2018), "Miho Takagi overjoyed after claiming coveted gold medal in team pursuit", Japan Times
  2. ^ "Adelskalendern". evertstenlund.se. Retrieved 3 November 2018.

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