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Kodaira takes silver, Takagi bronze

The Associated Press

Bronze medallist Miho Takagi of Japan, front, and silver medallist Japan’s Nao Kodaira celebrate after the women’s 1,000 meters speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung on Wednesday.

The Japan NewsSpeed skater Nao Kodaira took the silver medal and compatriot Miho Takagi won the bronze in the 1,000-meters women’s speed skating event at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Wednesday.

Kodaira, a 31-year-old veteran, finished with a time of 1 minute 13.82 seconds – 0.26 seconds behind Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands with 1:13.56, a new Olympic record.

Takagi, 23, finished with a time of 1:13.98.

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