Photo/IllutrationGold medalist Nana Takagi of Japan celebrates after the women's mass start final speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea,Feb. 24. (AP Photo)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea--Nana Takagi of Japan blasted past the opposition in the final straightaway to win the first women's mass start ahead of Kim Bo-reum of South Korea and win her second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Feb. 24.

Irene Schouten of the Netherlands was leading into the final straightaway but went too wide on the final corner and had to settle for bronze.

Takagi already was part of Japan's team pursuit that won gold earlier in the week.

It was the third gold medal already for Japan at the Olympic speedskating Oval.