Nao Kodaira (Aizawa Hospital), who has been active as an ace in the women's short-distance speed skating and has expressed her intention to retire at the All Japan Distance Championships (21-23 days), is on the ice at M-Wave, Nagano City, the venue for the tournament on the 3rd. After opening the practice to the press, he said with a look full of anticipation, "I think the journey I've taken so far and my experience will be condensed." Kodaira, 36, has participated in four consecutive Winter Olympics until the Beijing Games in February. She was the captain of the Japanese team at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and won the gold medal for the first time in the women's speed category in the 500 meters. He did not reach the podium at the Beijing Games due to injuries.

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