Mika Ozawa

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Mika Ozawa
Personal information
Born (1985-08-09) August 9, 1985 (age 31)
Shiojiri, Nagano,  Japan
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 128 lb (58 kg)
Sport
Country  Japan
Sport Speed skating
Achievements and titles
World finals 1
Highest world ranking 8 (1500m)

Mika Ozawa (小澤 美夏 Ozawa Mika?, born (1985-08-09)August 9, 1985 in Shiojiri, Nagano) is a Japanese short-track speed-skater.

Ozawa competed at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics for Japan. In 2006, she finished second in the opening round of the 1000 metres, then second in her quarterfinal, advancing to the semifinals, where she placed fifth, to end up ninth overall. She was also a member of the Japanese 3000 metre relay team, which finished fourth in the semifinals and fourth in the B Final, ending up seventh overall.

In 2010, she was disqualified in her round one race of the 1500 metres, failing to advance. In the 1000 metres, she finished second in the opening round, then fourth in the quarterfinals, failing to advance. She again participated in 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, Ozawa's best performance at the World Championships is fourth, as a member of the Japanese relay team in 2005. Her best individual result is 11th, in the 2003 1500 metres. She also won a silver medal at the 2005 World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships for Japan, and a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships.[2]

As of 2013, Ozawa has six ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup podium finishes, all as part of the Japanese relay team. Her best finish is a pair of silver medals. She finished eighth in the World Cup rankings in the 1500 metres in two seasons.[2]

World Cup Podiums[edit]

[2]

Date Season Location Rank Event
24 October 2004 2004–05 Harbin 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3000m Relay
31 October 2004 2004–05 Beijing 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3000m Relay
28 November 2004 2004–05 Madison 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3000m Relay
29 October 2006 2006–07 Jeonju 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3000m Relay
28 October 2007 2007–08 Kobe 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3000m Relay
27 September 2009 2008–09 Seoul 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3000m Relay

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