Teenage Momoka Horikawa ends Miho Takagi’s seven-year tenure within the 3,000m

19-year-old Momoka Horikawa gained the ladies’s 3,000 meters on the nationwide pace skating championships on Thursday, stopping Miho Takagi’s nationwide distance victory run that started in December 2015.

Horikawa rewrote her private finest time by clocking 4 minutes and 4.66 seconds at YS Area Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture to overhaul multi-distance star Takagi by 0.41 seconds.

“Hopefully I can begin my very own period of dominance,” stated Horikawa, who completed tenth at this 12 months’s Beijing Olympics, as she made her Olympics debut as a highschool pupil.

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