Date of birth: 29.12.1981 Shizuka ARAKAWA
Place of birth: Sendai
Height: 166 cm
Home town: Sendai
Profession: Full Time Athlete
Hobbies: gourmet
Start sk. / Club: 1986 / Prince Hotel
Coach: Nikolai Morozov
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov
Former Coach: R. Callaghan, M. Sano, K. Sato, T. Tarasova
Music Short Program / Short Dance as of season 2005/2006
Fantasie Impromptu by F. Chopin
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2005/2006
Violin Fantasy on the opera Turandot by G. Puccini
Personal Best Total Score191.3423.02.2006 XX Olympic Winter Games 2006
Personal Best Score Short Program66.0221.02.2006 XX Olympic Winter Games 2006
Personal Best Score Free Skating125.3223.02.2006 XX Olympic Winter Games 2006
Olympic Games
World Champ.
European Champ.
Four Continents
World Juniors
National Champ.
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International CompetitionYearPlace
Int. World Skating Challenge 2004 Rhode Island 2004 2.
Campbells Skating Challenge 2004 2004 2.
NHK Trophy 2004 Nagoya 2004 1.
Cup of Russia 2004 Moscow 2004 2.
International CompetitionYearPlace
ISU Grand Prix Final 2005 Beijing 2004 2.
Japan Int. Challenge 2005 Tokyo 2005 2.
Cup of China 2005 Beijing 2005 3.
Trophee Eric Bompard 2005 Paris 2005 3.
Arakawa is so far the only skater in Japan who has won three consecutive junior national titles. She landed her first triple jumps when she was still in elementary school. Arakawa switched coaches in November 2005. She is the third Lady from Japan to become World Champion after Midori Ito won in 1989 and Yuka Sato in 1994. She also competed in the 1998 Olympic Games, finishing 13th.
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