Kotomi Ishizaki

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Kotomi Ishizaki
石崎 琴美
Curler
Born (1979-01-04) January 4, 1979 (age 35)
Team
Curling club Aomori CC, Aomori
Skip Yumie Funayama
Third Kotomi Ishizaki
Second Mao Ishigaki
Lead Natsuko Ishiyama
Career
World Championship
appearances
5 (2000, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010)
Pacific Championship
appearances
6 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Kotomi Ishizaki (石崎 琴美 Ishizaki Kotomi?) is a curler from Japan. Ishizaki currently throws third stones for skip Yumie Funayama.

She made her World Championship debut at the 2003 Winnipeg World Championships playing lead for Shinobu Aota's team from Japan. She would return to the world championships in 2004 with the same team.

Her next World Championships came in 2008 where the Japanese women (along with Team China) became the first team from the Pacific region to qualify for the Playoffs at the World Championships. Ishizaki and her team, skipped by Moe Meguro defeated Team Switzerland in the 3 vs. 4 Playoff match. In the Semifinal they nearly defeated Team Canada and went to the Bronze Medal match to face a rematch against Team Switzerland. They would lose this match 9 - 7 which would become the second best performance by a Pacific region team at the Curling World Championships.

Kotomi Ishizaki played Lead position for Team Japan at the 2010 Winter Olympics.[1] and at the 2010 Ford World Women's Curling Championship.

Teammates[edit]

2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

Moe Meguro, Skip

Anna Ohmiya, Third

Mari Motohashi, Second

Mayo Yamaura, Alternate

2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games

Akiko Katoh, Skip

Yumie Hayashi, Third

Ayumi Onodera, Second

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References[edit]

  1. ^ World Curling Federation - New Website[dead link]