Jeux & médailles

Jeux Résultats Sport Événement
Turin 2006 2006
Jeux Résultats Sport Événement
Turin 2006 2006
#1
Figure Skating Singles
Nagano 1998 1998
Jeux Résultats Sport Événement
Nagano 1998 1998
#13 Figure Skating Singles

Shizuka ARAKAWA

Japon
Patinage Artisique
Taille
164 cm / 5'5''
Poids
50 kg / 110 livres
Date de naissance
29 déc. 1981 Kamakura, Japan
Sexe
Féminin

Nombre de médailles

1 Médailles olympiques

Jeux Olympiques

2 Jeux Olympiques

Shizuka ARAKAWA biographie

Arakawa started figure skating as a young girl because she wanted to “wear those pretty clothes”. As a teenager, she made a fairly inconspicuous Olympic debut at Nagano, and disappeared into anonymity afterwards. She reappeared in 2003, winning gold medals at the Asian Winter Games and Winter Universiade, and placing 8th in the World Championships. The following season, she surprised by becoming the first Japanese woman to win the world title in 10 years. Her results in the following years did not earn her a role as a favourite for the 2006 Olympics, but she moved up from third place after the short program to become Japan’s first Olympic figure skating champion.

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