Speed Skating: Kodaira Wins 1,000 At World Cup, Takagi Runner - Up







Speed Skating: Kodaira wins 1,000 at World Cup, Takagi runner-up

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (Kyodo) -- Japan's Nao Kodaira won the women's 1,000 meters on the final day of the season's first World Cup competition on Sunday, while compatriot Miho Takagi was runner-up.

Kodaira captured her first World Cup victory in the 1,000 with a time of 1 minute, 13.99 seconds while Takagi clocked 1 minute, 14.45 seconds.

Kodaira won the 500 meters on Friday and Saturday while Takagi secured the 1,500 title on Saturday.