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Aki Sawada

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Japanese name
Kanji澤田 亜紀
Kanaさわだ あき
Aki Sawada
Personal information
Country representedJapan
Born (1988-10-07) October 7, 1988 (age 31)
Osaka, Japan
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Former coachMie Hamada
Yamato Tamura
Former choreographerTom Dickson
Skating clubKyoto Gaidainishi Club
Training locationsKyoto
Kansai
Began skating1994
Retired2011
ISU personal best scores
Combined total156.88
2007 Four Continents
Short program55.13
2007 Four Continents
Free skate101.75
2007 Four Continents

Aki Sawada (澤田 亜紀, Sawada Aki, born 7 October 1988) is a Japanese former competitive figure skater. She is the 2005 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist and 2005 JGP Japan champion.

Career

Sawada began skating when she was six at her mother's encouragement.[1] She debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in the 2002–03 season. In 2003–04, she won bronze medals at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Japan and at the Japan Junior Championships. She was then assigned to the 2004 World Junior Championships, where she placed fifth.

During the 2004–05 JGP series, Sawada won silver in Hungary and bronze in Ukraine and qualified for the JGP Final, where she finished seventh. After repeating as the Japanese junior bronze medalist, she finished ninth at the 2005 World Junior Championships.

In 2005–06, Sawada won two JGP medals — silver in Slovakia and gold in Japan — and qualified for her second JGP Final, where she took the silver medal. After winning the Japanese junior title, she was sent to her third World Junior Championships and placed fifth.

Sawada made her senior international debut in the 2006–07 season. She competed at two Grand Prix events, the 2006 Cup of China and 2006 Cup of Russia, and at the 2007 Four Continents Championships, where she placed fourth.[2]

Sawada landed triple Axels in national competition.[3]

Programs

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2009–10
2007–08
[3]
2006–07
[4]
  • Blues in the Night
2005–06
[5]
  • City of Veils
2004–05
[6][1]
  • Caravan
    by Duke Ellington
2003–04
[7]

Competition highlights

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[2]
Event 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11
Four Continents 4th
GP Bompard 11th
GP Cup of China 8th
GP Cup of Russia 5th
Finlandia Trophy 11th
Asian Games 5th
International: Junior[2]
Junior Worlds 5th 9th 5th
JGP Final 7th 2nd
JGP Czech Rep. 5th
JGP Hungary 2nd
JGP Japan 3rd 1st
JGP Serbia 5th
JGP Slovakia 2nd
JGP Ukraine 3rd
National[2]
Japan Champ. 9th 4th 7th 6th 9th 11th 19th 22nd
Japan Junior 7th 6th 3rd 3rd 1st
Japan Novice 6th 1st

References

  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (October 29, 2004). "Triple Axel Gives Sawada An Edge". GoldenSkate.
  2. ^ a b c d "Competition Results: Aki SAWADA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 23, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Aki SAWADA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 7, 2008.
  4. ^ "Aki SAWADA: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 15, 2007.
  5. ^ "Aki SAWADA: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 23, 2006.
  6. ^ "Aki SAWADA: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005.
  7. ^ "Aki SAWADA: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 5, 2004.
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