Skating: Takagi, Morishige secure world championship silver

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Japan’s Miho Takagi finished second in the women’s 1,500 meters at Saturday’s second World Speed ​​Skating Championships competition, while compatriot Wataru Morishige also won silver in the men’s 500 meters.

After winning last Saturday’s 1,500 in Norway, Takagi fell short this time in Heerenveen in the Netherlands, where Dutch skater Antoinette Rijpma won in 1 minute and 53.73 seconds.

Japan’s Miho Takagi competes on his way to winning silver in the women’s 1,500 meters at a World Championship speed skating competition in Heerenveen, Netherlands, on Nov. 19, 2022. (TBEN)

Takagi got off to a good start to her race, but ran late and came back in 0.19. Marijke Groenewoud from the Netherlands came third.

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“I feel like I have yet to increase my skating efficiency to the max,” said Takagi. “Because it’s nothing I can’t deal with mentally, I’ll keep doing what I need to do.”

Morishige clocked 34.45 in his race, 0.11 behind Canadian winner Laurent Dubreuil. Merijn Scheperkamp from the Netherlands came third.

“It was a satisfying race. It was great that I could use my power (with the strong second half),” said Morishige.

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Japan’s Wataru Morishige competes on his way to winning silver in the men’s 500 meters at a World Championship speed skating competition in Heerenveen, Netherlands, on Nov. 19, 2022. (TBEN)

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