Day: February 23, 2018

Japanese News: About this amazing women’s speed skating team pursuit!

Context: On Wednesday, Japan won Olympic gold in women’s speed skating team pursuit. The trio Miho Takagi, Ayano Sato and Nana Takagi claimed Japan’s third gold medal and set a new world and Olympic record. They defeated the Dutch, who had won gold at Sochi and who themselves set their own new record during this race. What is more, this new medal (the 11th for Japan) makes Pyeongchang the most successful Winter Olympics for Japan. I found several articles on NHK about how people reacted to this victory. The team Source: スピードスケート女子団体パシュート 日本金メダル 4人の談話 4 women stepped on the podium: the sisters Miho and Nana Takagi and Ayano Sato who raced in the final race and Ayaka Kikuchi who raced in the semi-finals. And as I have decided to make some efforts to remember Japanese names: 高木美帆 (たかぎ・みほ) Miho TAKAGI 高木菜那 (たかぎ・なな) Nana TAKAGI 佐藤綾乃 (さとう・あやの) Ayano SATO 菊池彩花 (きくち・あやか) Ayaka KIKUCHI Miho Takagi underlined the fact that this victory is a team achievement: “この優勝はチーム全員の力がないと成し遂げることができなかった金メダルだと思うので、感無量です” 成し遂げる・なしとげる: accomplish, achieve. The object can be “目的” or “計画”. 感無量・かんむりょう: deep …