Kodaira Skates to Gold in the Women’s 500 Meters (Japan in Photos)

Japan’s Kodaira Nao rounds a corner on her way to winning the gold medal in the women’s 500-meter speed skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on February 18. She set a new Olympic record with her time of 36.94 seconds. The victory makes her the first Japanese woman to win an Olympic gold medal in speed skating. (© Jiji)

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