Kumiko Koiwai

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Kumiko Koiwai
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born (1975-06-27) June 27, 1975 (age 39)
Ōbu, Japan
Former coach Machiko Yamada
Retired 1997

Kumiko Koiwai (小岩井 久美子 Koiwai Kumiko?, born June 27, 1975) is a Japanese former competitive figure skater. She is the 1993 World Junior champion,[1] 1992 NHK Trophy silver medalist, 1997 Winter Universiade champion, and a three-time Japan national bronze medalist.

Skating career[edit]

In 1992, Koiwai finished 8th in her debut at the World Junior Championships. She won gold at the event in 1993. Coached by Machiko Yamada, who had trained Midori Ito, Koiwai was routinely landing the triple axel jump by 1994. However, she faced several chronic injuries on her right foot, which severely impeded her efforts. In 1996, she made her only appearance at the senior World Championships, finishing 16th. In 1997, she won gold at the Winter Universiade and then retired from competition.

Later life[edit]

Koiwai graduated from Tokai Women's College near her hometown, Nagoya. She now works as a programming director for Tōkai Television in Japan.

Competitive highlights[edit]

International
Event/Season 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97
World Championships 16th
NHK Trophy 2nd 5th 8th
Winter Universiade 2nd 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 8th 1st
National
Japan Champ. 3rd 3rd 3rd 6th 4th
Japan Jr. Champ 1st 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships Results: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union. 

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