Mari Motohashi

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Mari Motohashi
Mari Motohashi.jpg
Motohashi in 2006
Born (1986-06-10) June 10, 1986 (age 28)
Tokoro, Kitami, Hokkaido
Curling club Tokoro CC,
Tokoro, Kitami, Hokkaido
Skip Mari Motohashi
Third Chinami Yoshida
Second Yumi Suzuki
Lead Yurika Yoshida
World Championship
5 (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010)
Pacific Championship
6 (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
2 (2006, 2010)

Mari Motohashi (本橋 麻里 Motohashi Mari?) (born June 10, 1986 in Tokoro, Kitami, Hokkaido) is a Japanese curler.


Motohashi was a member of Team Aomori which represented Japan at two Winter Olympics (2006 and 2010). She threw second stones under skip Ayumi Onodera at the 2006 Winter Olympics, finishing 7th, and threw third stones for Moe Meguro at the 2010 Winter Olympics, finishing 8th. She skipped the Japan team at the 2002 World Junior Curling Championships, finishing last. She has also played for Japan at five World Curling Championships: 2004 (7th), 2005 (9th), 2007 (8th), 2008 (4th) & 2010 (11th).

After playing third for the Meguro rink from 2006 to 2010, Motohashi began skipping her own team in 2011. She has yet to represent Japan internationally as a skip on the senior level.

Personal life[edit]

She graduated from Nippon Sport Science University. Her nickname is 'Marilyn' named after her first name.


2006 Turin Olympic Games

2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

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