Miho Takagi Wiki: Skater, Net Worth, Gold Medal & Facts To Know

Miho Takagi is a gold medalist skater who recently participated in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Read about her net worth and other facts.

Who is Miho Takagi?

Miho Takagi was born in 1994. She is a Japanese speed skater. Takagi represented Japan at the age of 15 at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She finished 35th in the women’s 1000 meters and 23rd in the 1500 meters event at that time. Later, Takagi won the World Junior Speed Skating Championships in both 2012 and 2013. After participating in numerous world cup and world championship events, she became a world champion. In the 2015 World Single Distance Championships she won the gold medal in the team pursuit where she participated along with her sister Nana Takagi and compatriot Ayaka Kikuchi. In the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Takagi won the silver medal in the 1500 m event and a bronze medal in the 1000 m event. Takagi was also part of the Japanese team that won the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in women team pursuit gold medal. Takagi loves to solve jigsaw puzzles in her spare time. She is a University staff by profession. She works as a teaching assistant at Nippon Sport Science University in Japan. She has done her physical education from the Nippon Sport Science University in Yokohama, Japan. She is fluent in Japanese language and cannot speak any other languages. Takagi has trained under Coach Tooru Aoyanagi and Johan De Wit. Her sister Nana has competed in speed skating for Japan also. Nana Takagi was part of the squad that finished fourth in team pursuit at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and was also named to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She has sustained injuries to her femur [thigh bone] during her career. She began skating at age five in Obihiro, Japan because she was influenced by her siblings. Her ambition is to win gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Her training sessions include cycling, inline skating and weight training. She particularly focuses on increasing her strength. She regards winning at the national trials for the Japanese speed skating team when she was in year nine at middle school as her most memorable achievement. She considers Japanese speed skater Kyoko Shimazaki as her main influence. She was named Best Skater of the 2015/16 season by the Japan Skating Federation. In 2014 she was given an Excellence Award by the Japanese Olympic Committee. In 2010 and 2014 she received the Citizen’s Honorary Award in Makubetsu, Japan. In 2011 she received an Excellence Award at the Excellent Athletes Awards Ceremony, organised by the Japan Skating Federation. In 2009 and 2011 she was presented with the Hokkaido Sports Award in Japan. She along with her teammates Ayaka Kikuchi and Nana Takagi [her sister] became the first female Japanese skaters to win gold in team pursuit at the world single distances championships when they claimed victory at the 2015 edition in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

Net worth of the skater

The net worth of Miho Takagi is currently under review.

Recent stint at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Miho Takagi did not let the result of her women’s speedskating 3,000 meters affect her as she tried for a gold medal in one of the favorites in the 1,500 m event at the 2018 Pyeongchang games. Takagi missed the chance to give Japan its first Pyeongchang medal by securing a time of 4 minutes, 1.35 seconds which is good enough only for fifth place as Carlijn Achtereekte led the Netherlands to a clean sweep of the medals at Gangneung Oval. Next event, the 1500 m is Takagi’s signature race as the 23-year-old is undefeated in the 1,500 in four World Cup events she has raced in this season. “I don’t think I felt any special feelings at the start of the (3,000) race and probably wasn’t at 100 percent in practice (for that distance),” Takagi said, who notably recorded a personal best at the low-altitude rink. “But I have come into these Olympics with more focus and more finely tuned than I have at any other event. I have had a more positive image in my mind of the way I have practiced over shorter distances and it is important to regroup.” Takagi made her Olympic debut at the age of 15 at the Vancouver Games in 2010. Disappointment was to follow four years later, however, as she failed to make to the Japanese team for the Sochi Olympics. Recently, at the 2018 Olympic games, she entered in the 1,000 meters and the mass start, Takagi says she is simply thankful to have more than one crack at an individual medal. “This is a completely different Olympics (to Vancouver), obviously my age being a factor,” she said. “I have three more (individual) events to challenge in and having that chance is something to be grateful for.” Victory saw Takagi become only the second Japanese speedskater to win a gold medal at the Winter Games, after Hiroyasu Shimizu’s triumph in the men’s 500 in Nagano in 1998. She won a silver medal in speed skating and a bronze medal too at the 2018 Olympic Games.

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