Kumiko Sato

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Kumiko Sato
Personal information
Full name Kumiko Sato
Alternative names Kumiko Okawa
Country represented Japan
Born (1946-02-22) February 22, 1946 (age 68)
Osaka, Japan
Skating club Kansai University
Retired 1968

Kumiko Sato (佐藤 久美子 Satō Kumiko?), née Kumiko Okawa (大川 久美子 Ōkawa Kumiko?) (born on February 22, 1946) is a Japanese former competitive figure skater who is now a coach. She is a two-time (1966, 1967) Japan national champion and represented Japan twice at the Winter Olympics, in 1964 and 1968.[1] Her best finish at the World Championships was 5th in 1967.

After retiring from competition, she became one of the more successful coaches in Japan. Her husband is Nobuo Sato, and their daughter is Yuka Sato.

Results[edit]

International
Event 1958–59 1959–60 1960–61 1961–62 1962–63 1963–64 1964–65 1965–66 1966–67 1967–68
Olympics 13th 8th
Worlds 13th 12th 10th 5th 5th
Universiade 2nd 1st
National
Japanese 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kumiko Sato". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 31 January 2010.