Ayuko Ito

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Ayuko Ito
Personal information
Born (1986-09-29) September 29, 1986 (age 28)
Hamamatsu,  Japan
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight 119 lb (54 kg)
Sport
Country  Japan
Sport Speed skating
Achievements and titles
World finals 2
Highest world ranking 8 (1000m)

Ayuko Ito (伊藤 亜由子 Itō Ayuko?, born (1986-09-29)September 29, 1986 in Hamamatsu) is a Japanese short-track speed-skater.

Ito competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Japan. She finished third in her opening round race of the 1000 metres, failing to advance and placing 18th. She was also a member of the 3000 metre relay team, which finished third in the semifinals and fourth in the B Final, ending up seventh overall.[1]

As of 2013, Ito has won one bronze medal at the World Championships, as a member of the Japanese relay team in 2013. Her best individual result is 9th, in the 2012 1500 metres.[2]

As of 2013, Ito has ten ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup podium finishes, all as part of the Japanese relay team. Her best result is a silver medal, achieved three times. Her best World Cup ranking is eighth, in the 1000 metres in 2011–12.[2]

World Cup Podiums[edit]

[2]

Date Season Location Rank Event
28 October 2007 2007–08 Kobe 3 3000m Relay
27 September 2009 2008–09 Seoul 2 3000m Relay
30 October 2011 2011–12 Saguenay 3 3000m Relay
4 December 2011 2011–12 Nagoya 2 3000m Relay
11 December 2011 2011–12 Shanghai 3 3000m Relay
12 February 2012 2011–12 Dordrecht 3 3000m Relay
21 October 2012 2012–13 Calgary 3 3000m Relay
28 October 2012 2012–13 Montreal 3 3000m Relay
2 December 2012 2012–13 Nagoya 3 3000m Relay
9 December 2012 2012–13 Shanghai 2 3000m Relay

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