Nana Takagi

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Nana Takagi
Nana Takagi 2018.jpg
Nana Takagi in 2018
Personal information
Born (1992-07-02) 2 July 1992 (age 26)
Makubetsu, Japan
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight45 kg (99 lb)
Sport
Country Japan
SportSpeed skating
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking14 (mass start)

Nana Takagi (髙木 菜那) (born 2 July 1992) is a Japanese speed skater who is a member of the Nidec Sankyo speed skating team.[1]

Biography[edit]

Takagi has won a pair of silver medals at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships, in two team pursuit events.[2]

She made her World Cup debut in November 2013. As of September 2014, Takagi has one World Cup podium finish, as part of the Japanese team pursuit squad at Heerenveen in 2013–14. Her best individual finish is 5th in a 5000 m race at Astana in 2013–14. Her best overall finish in the World Cup is 14th, in the 2013–14 mass start.[2]

Takagi competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics for Japan. In the 1500 metres she placed 32nd. She was also part of the Japanese team pursuit squad, which won their semi-final, before losing to the Netherlands in the semi-final and to Russia in the bronze medal final, ending up 4th overall.[3][4]

In 2015 Nana Takagi became a world champion, when in the 2015 World Single Distance Championships she won the gold medal in the team pursuit where she participated together with her sister Miho Takagi and compatriot Ayaka Kikuchi.

In 2018, Takagi was part of the Japanese team that won the Olympics women team pursuit gold medal.[5] Takagi won a second gold medal at the 2018 Olympics in the Women's mass start event.[6]

World Cup podiums[edit]

Date Season Location Rank Event
16 March 2014 2011–12 Heerenveen 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Team pursuit

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athlete Profiles - Nidec Sankyo Speed Skating Team
  2. ^ a b c "SpeedSkatingStats.com Biography".
  3. ^ "Sports Reference Profile".
  4. ^ "Sochi2014.com profile". 19 March 2014. Archived from the original on March 19, 2014.
  5. ^ Fielding, Gus (February 22, 2018), "Miho Takagi overjoyed after claiming coveted gold medal in team pursuit", The Japan Times
  6. ^ Jennings, Simon (February 24, 2018), "Speed skating: Japan's Takagi surges to mass start gold", Reuters