Tae Satoya

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Tae Satoya
Medal record
Women's freestyle skiing
Gold medal – first place 1998 Nagano Moguls
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Salt Lake City Moguls

Tae Satoya (里谷 多英, Satoya Tae, born on June 12, 1976 in Sapporo, Japan) is a Japanese freestyle skier. She won the Olympic title in the moguls event at the 1998 Winter Olympics, and she finished third at the 2002 games.

Satoya became the first Japanese woman to earn a gold medal in the Winter Olympics.

She was banned by the Ski Association of Japan from participating in the 2005 Freestyle World Ski Championships in Finland.[1]

Although reportedly suffering from back problems, Satoya competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Ladies' Moguls where she finished 19th after falling on her last jump.[2]


  1. ^ Mark D. West (2007). Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States, page 218. University of Chicago Press, ISBN 978-0-226-89408-9
  2. ^ Uemura won't hold back in bid for moguls medal, The Japan Times, japantimes.co.jp. Retrieved 13 February 2010.

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