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Miho Takagi

Japan

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSJPN22205199401
NOCJapan
Born22 May 1994 in  Obihiro
GenderWomen
OccupationUniversity Staff
LanguagesJapanese
Higher educationPhysical Education - Nippon Sport Science University: Yokohama, JPN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.97 19 Oct 2018 Nagano  
    1000m 1:15.40 21 Jan 2012 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:12.63 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:51.49 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 3:57.09 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 7:04.63 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1000m     1  
    1500m   1    
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1      
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround 1   1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    500m     1  
    1000m 1 1    
    1500m 1      
    3000m   1    
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1 4    
    Allround 2      
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    1500m     1  
    Mass Start 16 Laps     1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1 2    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/miho.takagi.543  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamNippon Sport Science University: Yokohama, JPN  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was influenced by her siblings.  
Name of coachToshihiko Itokawa [national], JPN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age five in Obihiro, Japan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerJapanese speed skater Kyoko Shimazaki. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesDoing jigsaw puzzles. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 12 Sep 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the small combination at the 2018 World Allround Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsShe was called up to attend a training camp with the Japan Football Association but decided to concentrate on speed skating. (sponichi.co.jp, 17 Mar 2010; yomiuri.co.jp, 08 Jan 2010)  
Famous relativesHer sister Nana Takagi has represented Japan in speed skating, and claimed gold in both the mass start and team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Oct 2018; yomiuri.co.jp, 06 Jan 2010)  
Other informationNATIONAL FIRSTS
She became the first Japanese skater to win gold at the world allround championships when she claimed victory in the small combination at the 2018 edition in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Also, she and her teammates Ayaka Kikuchi and Nana Takagi became the first female Japanese skaters to win gold in team pursuit at the world single distances championships, when they triumphed at the 2015 edition in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Oct 2018; sankei.com, 14 Mar 2018; japantimes.co.jp, 15 Feb 2015)

OCCUPATION
She has worked as a teaching assistant at Nippon Sport Science University in Japan. (mainichi.jp, 07 May 2018; sanspo.com, 01 Apr 2017)
 
InjuriesShe has sustained injuries to her femur [thigh bone] during her career. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2018 she received the Hokkaido Citizen Honorary Award and the Yokohama City Sports Honorary Award. (sportsbull.jp, 07 May 2018; sankei.com, 04 Apr 2018)

In 2017 she was presented with the Special Excellence of the Year Award at the annual Japanese Olympic Committee [JOC] Sports Awards. (nikkansports.com, 08 Jun 2018)

She was named Best Skater of the 2015/16 season by the Japan Skating Federation. (nikkansports.com, 24 Mar 2016)

In 2014 she was given an Excellence Award at the annual JOC Sports Awards. (cyclestyle.net, 13 Jun 2015)

In 2010 and 2014 she received the Citizen's Honorary Award in Makubetsu, Japan. (DoshinWeb, 26 Sep 2014; ANN News, 21 Mar 2010)

In 2011 she received an Excellence Award at the Excellent Athletes Awards Ceremony, organised by the Japan Skating Federation. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 28 Jun 2011)

In 2009 and 2011 she was presented with the Hokkaido Sports Award in Japan. (hokkaido.lg.jp, 2011, 2009)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Que sera, sera." [Whatever will be, will be] (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 1500m1  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 500m1  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 3000m2  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m5  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m6  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m8  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m8  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround10  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround11  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround14  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps21  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m23  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m35  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall1  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 1500m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 1000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 1500m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall2  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 1500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 1500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 1000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 1500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 3000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m4  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m6  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m10  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m11  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m11  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m13  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m14  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m18  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m19  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall19  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall23  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m23  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m23  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m26  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m28  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall28  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m32  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m34  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m34  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m38  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m43  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m43