(Below) I signed some autographs for these girls and then told them we'd take a picture and I'll post it up here :) The Japanese staff/volunteers who organized the event were so kind and helpful, thanks so much.
Overall, I'm really happy with my 3 races but especially the 1500 meters since I finished 22nd overall! (A & B group combined). In both the 1000 and 1500 I raced in the "A group" (which is the best 20 in the world; the rest race in B group at a different time). I was sooo jittery racing for the first time in A group on Saturday that my hands were sweating all day until after my race, haha. My third race was the mass start which I finished in 5th place at the end of the 16 laps (but not in total points).
"A Group" 1500 meter results
"A Group" 1000 meter results
Woohoo! First World Cup races were awesome, and now a 1500 tomorrow, 1000 Saturday and a Mass
Start again on Sunday! Let's go!