Nana Takagi Wiki: Everything To Know About 2018 Olympics Mold Medalist Skater

Nana Takagi is a skater who recently participated at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Read about her net worth and other facts.

Who is Nana Takagi?

Nana Takagi was born in 1992. She is a Japanese speed skater who is a member of the Nidec Sankyo speed skating team. Takagi has claimed two silver medals at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships, in two team pursuit events. She made her World Cup debut in the November of 2013. Takagi achieved has one World Cup podium finish until September 2014, as part of the Japanese team pursuit squad at Heerenveen in 2013–14. She finished 5th in a 5000 m race at Astana in 2013–14 which was her best individual achievement until 2014. Her best overall finish in the World Cup is 14th, in the 2013–14 mass start. Takagi competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics for Japan with the Nidec Sankyo team. In the 1500 metres she placed 32nd. In 2015 Nana Takagi claimed the title of a world champion, when in the 2015 World Single Distance Championships she won a gold medal in the team pursuit. In 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Takagi was part of the Japanese team that won the Olympics women team pursuit gold medal. Takagi also won a second gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in the Women’s mass start event. She loves listening to music and watching movies. She also loves dancing. The athlete can speak Japanese language only. She trained under coach Toshiaki Imamura from her club and Johan De Wit who is on a national level. Her younger sister Miho has played for Japan in speed skating. She won gold medal in team pursuit at the 2015 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and was named to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Takagi injured her right knee during the 2016/17 season. The problem continued to affect her into the following season. She took up the sport in her second year of primary school in Obihiro, Japan. She was influenced by her older brother. Her training sessions include cycling, inline skating and weight training. Her most memorable achievement till date was competing at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and winning a gold medal in team pursuit at the 2015 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Takagi considers the Japanese speed skaters Joji Kato and Keiichiro Nagashima as her heroes. She believes in the philosophy that one must always smile. In 2012, 2014 and 2015 she was presented with an Excellent Athlete Award by the Japan Skating Federation. In 2014 she was given an Excellence Award by the Japanese Olympic Committee [JOC]. She and her teammates Ayaka Kikuchi and Miho Takagi [her sister] created history and 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 the skater is currently unknown.

Although Nana Takagi does not have her official page on Instagram, there are many photos of the skater on Instagram. Photos from her Olympic performances and random events are available on Instagram.