Ayuko Ito

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Ayuko Ito
Personal information
Born (1986-09-29) September 29, 1986 (age 29)
Hamamatsu,  Japan
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight 119 lb (54 kg)
Country  Japan
Sport Speed skating
Achievements and titles
World finals 2
Highest world ranking 8 (1000m)

Ayuko Ito (伊藤 亜由子 Itō Ayuko?, born (1986-09-29)September 29, 1986 in Hamamatsu) is a Japanese short-track speed-skater.

Ito competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Japan. She finished third in her opening round race of the 1000 metres, failing to advance and placing 18th. She was also a member of the 3000 metre relay team, which finished third in the semifinals and fourth in the B Final, ending up seventh overall.[1]

As of 2013, Ito has won one bronze medal at the World Championships, as a member of the Japanese relay team in 2013. Her best individual result is 9th, in the 2012 1500 metres.[2]

As of 2013, Ito has ten ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup podium finishes, all as part of the Japanese relay team. Her best result is a silver medal, achieved three times. Her best World Cup ranking is eighth, in the 1000 metres in 2011–12.[2]

World Cup Podiums[edit]


Date Season Location Rank Event
28 October 2007 2007–08 Kobe 3rd 3000m Relay
27 September 2009 2008–09 Seoul 2nd 3000m Relay
30 October 2011 2011–12 Saguenay 3rd 3000m Relay
4 December 2011 2011–12 Nagoya 2nd 3000m Relay
11 December 2011 2011–12 Shanghai 3rd 3000m Relay
12 February 2012 2011–12 Dordrecht 3rd 3000m Relay
21 October 2012 2012–13 Calgary 3rd 3000m Relay
28 October 2012 2012–13 Montreal 3rd 3000m Relay
2 December 2012 2012–13 Nagoya 3rd 3000m Relay
9 December 2012 2012–13 Shanghai 2nd 3000m Relay