Junko Yaginuma (figure skater)

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Japanese name
Kanji 八木沼純子
Kana やぎぬま じゅんこ

Junko Yaginuma (八木沼 純子 Yaginuma Junko?, born April 1, 1973 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese former figure skater who is now a figure skate commentator. She won the 1993 Winter Universiade and the silver medal at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 1988 and 1989. She placed 14th in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

She was also a guest star in the 4th episode of Juken Sentai Gekiranger as herself, teaching the gekirangers how to ice skate.


Event 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95
Winter Olympic Games 14th
World Championships 21st 15th 12th 11th 19th 25th 12th
Japanese Championships 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd
Skate America 4th 8th
Skate Canada International 5th
Grand Prix Internationale de Paris 8th
NHK Trophy 6th 8th 5th 12th 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
Winter Universiade 1st

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