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Japanese teen secures Olympic berth

Japanese teen secures Olympic berth

Fifteen-year-old Miho Takagi become the youngest Japanese speedskater to make an Olympic squad when she won the women's 1,500 meters at a qualifying meet to secure a berth at the Vancouver Games.
Takagi won the race with a time of 1 minute, 59.47 seconds Wednesday to become the first junior high school student in Japanese speedskating to make an Olympic team.
Takagi finished third in the 3,000 meters on Monday and third in the 1,000 on Tuesday.
Takagi, a third-year student at Satusnai Middle School, will join Sayuri Yoshii and Nao Kodaira on Japan's speedskating team for Vancouver.


Updated : 2021-07-27 01:43 GMT+08:00