“Ice Ribbon” won three silver MEDALS, Japanese speed skater: “The support of the crowd gave me strength


Japan, which won gold in the event four years ago in Pyeongchang, lost to Canada for silver in the women’s team pursuit final at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Sunday afternoon at the National Speed Skating Stadium ice Ribbon.At the post-match press conference, Japan’s main coach Mifan Takagi, who has competed in many competitions at the Ice Ribbon, praised the crowd for the support and motivation she received here.Takagi has competed in the women’s 3,000m, women’s 1,500m, women’s 500m and women’s team pursuit at the “Ice Ribbon” and won three silver MEDALS, making her one of the most athletes in the “Fastest Ice” competition.When asked by Beijing Daily Client how she would comment on the atmosphere of the ice Ribbon competition, Mifan Takagi said:”I was a little worried at first because there were no spectators from Japan due to the quarantine policy. But when I came here to compete, I found that the Beijing crowd cheered and supported me, which gave me more motivation and strength to go forward. This is something we should cherish in the Winter Olympics.”

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