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Nana Takagi

Nana Takagi
Speed Skating JPN

Nana Takagi

Nana Takagi
  • Birth date 7/02/1992
  • Birthplace Makubetsu
  • Residence Nagano
  • Height/Weight 5'1"/ 105 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

Nana Takagi came up just short of the podium at the Sochi Olympics when she and her Japanese teammates finished fourth in the team pursuit event. At the next year’s world championships, however, Takagi led her squad to team pursuit gold at the 2015 World Single Distance Championships. Takagi, her younger sister Miho and Ayaka Kikuchi became the first Japanese female speed skaters to win a world title. Takagi and her sister helped Japan capture two more team pursuit silver medals at the 2016 and 2017 Worlds. In 2017, Nana and Miho were part of squads that broke the team pursuit world record on three separate occasions. Takagi also earned her first individual world medal in 2017 when she finished second in the mass start, an event that will be added to the Olympic program in 2018. In the mass start, up to 24 skaters race simultaneously from the same starting line, instead of in pairs like in other individual speed skating events.
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Getting to know Nana Takagi

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Started speed skating when she was in second grade

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Finished fourth in team pursuit at 2014 Sochi Olympics

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2017 world silver medalist in mass start

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