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Beijing Olympics: Moments from women's speedskating(45 images)

Miho Takagi of Japan wins gold during the women's 1000 meter speed skating. Erin Jackson wins gold for the USA in the women's 500-meter. Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands defends her gold medal in the women's 1000m short track, among the highlights of the sport at the Beijing Winter Games.

Silver medalist Jutta Leerdam of the Netherlands (L), gold medalist Miho Takagi of Japan (C) and bronze medalist Brittany Bowe of the USA stand together for a ceremony in the women's 1000 meter speed skating competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics on February 17. Photo by Paul Hanna/UPI
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Takagi skates to win the gold medal and set a new Olympic record. She clocked 1 minute, 13.19 seconds. Photo by Paul Hanna/UPI
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Leerdam skates to win the silver medal. Photo by Paul Hanna/UPI
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Takagi reacts after her win. Photo by Paul Hanna/UPI
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