Japan's Takagi Wins Silver at Beijing Olympics


Beijing, Feb. 7 (Jiji Press)--Japanese speedskater Miho Takagi grabbed silver in the women's 1,500-meter race at the Beijing Winter Games on Monday, giving the world-record holder a silver medal for the second consecutive Olympics.

Among other Japanese competitors in the event, Ayano Sato came fourth and Nana Takagi eighth.

In the figure skating team event, Japan won the bronze medal, the country's first podium finish in the event that began in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.

Japan has so far won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the Beijing Olympics.

In the inaugural ski jumping mixed team event, Japan finished fourth after Sara Takanashi had a jump disqualified due to a suit violation.

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