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Nakako Tsuzuki

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Japanese name
Kanji都築奈加子
Kanaつずき なかこ
Nakako Tsuzuki
Tsuzuki and Miyamoto in 2003.
Personal information
Country representedJapan
Born (1975-10-03) October 3, 1975 (age 44)
Tokyo, Japan
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
PartnerKenji Miyamoto, Rinat Farkhoutinov, Juris Razgulajevs, Kazu Nakamura, Akiyuki Kido
CoachMuriel Zazoui, Romain Haguenauer, Tatiana Tarasova, Nikolai Morozov, Natalia Dubova, Viktor Ryzhkin
Skating clubKyoto Aqua Club
Retired2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total150.45
2005 Four Continents
Comp. dance31.13
2005 Four Continents
Original dance46.09
2005 Four Continents
Free dance73.23
2005 Four Continents

Nakako Tsuzuki (都築 奈加子, Tsuzuki Nakako, born October 3, 1975 in Tokyo) is a Japanese former competitive ice dancer. A six-time Japanese national champion, she competed at five World Championships and six Four Continents Championships.

Career

Early years

Tsuzuki began learning to skate in 1982.[1] She skated at least three seasons with Akiyuki Kido, competing on the junior level. They ended their partnership c. 1990.

Partnership with Nakamura

By 1991, Tsuzuki had teamed up with Kazu Nakamura to compete in the senior ranks. The duo won the Japanese national title in 1993–1994 and placed 24th at the 1994 World Championships in Chiba, Japan. They parted ways at the end of the season.

Partnership with Razgulajevs

Later in 1994, Tsuzuki formed a partnership with Juris Razgulajevs. Winners of two Japanese national titles, they placed 5th at the 1995 NHK Trophy and 16th at the 1996 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Partnership with Farkhoutdinov

Tsuzuki teamed up with Rinat Farkhoutdinov around 1998. Early in their partnership, they were coached by Natalia Dubova and Viktor Ryzhkin.[2]

After winning the Japanese national title, Tsuzuki/Farkhoutdinov placed 6th at the 1999 Four Continents Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and 20th at the 1999 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

They repeated as national champions the following season. The two placed 7th at the 2000 Four Continents Championships in Osaka, Japan, and then 18th at the 2000 World Championships in Nice, France.

By the 2000–2001 season, Tsuzuki/Farkhoutdinov had changed coaches to Tatiana Tarasova and Nikolai Morozov in Newington, Connecticut.[2] After competing at their first Grand Prix assignments, they finished 7th at the 2001 Four Continents Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, and 24th at the 2001 World Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The duo appeared at two more Grand Prix events. The Skate Canada International in November 2001 was their final competition together.

Partnership with Miyamoto

In mid-2003, Tsuzuki teamed up with Kenji Miyamoto. During their three-season partnership, they competed together at six Grand Prix events and placed in the top ten at three Four Continents Championships. They were coached by Muriel Zazoui in Lyon, France.[3][4][1]

Miyamoto retired from competitive skating following the 2005–2006 season.

Programs

With Miyamoto

Season Original dance Free dance
2005–2006
[1]
  • Samba
  • Rhumba
  • Mambo
2004–2005
[4]
  • Charleston
  • Slow foxtrot
  • Quickstep
2003–2004
[3]
  • Boogie-woogie
  • Blues
  • Boogie-woogie

With Farkhoutdinov

Season Original dance Free dance
2001–2002
[5]
  • Tango
  • Spanish waltz
2000–2001
[2]

Results

GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

With Miyamoto

International
Event 03–04 04–05 05–06
Four Continents Championships 9th 8th 8th
GP Cup of Russia 11th 11th
GP NHK Trophy 10th 9th 11th
GP Trophée Éric Bompard 11th
National
Japan Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd

With Farkhoutdinov

International
Event 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02
World Championships 20th 18th 24th
Four Continents Champ. 6th 7th 7th
GP NHK Trophy 10th
GP Skate America 10th 10th
GP Skate Canada 10th
Japan Open 3rd 3rd
National
Japan Championships 1st 1st 1st

With Razgulajevs

International
Event 1994–95 1995–96
World Championships 16th
GP NHK Trophy 5th
National
Japan Championships 1st 1st

With Nakamura

International
Event 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94
World Championships 24th
Nations Cup 10th
NHK Trophy 9th
National
Japan Championships 3rd 2nd 1st

With Kido

National
Event 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90
Japan Junior Championships 1st 1st 1st

References

  1. ^ a b c "Nakako TSUZUKI / Kenji MIYAMOTO: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 7, 2006.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Nakako TSUZUKI / Rinat FARKHOUTDINOV: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 18, 2001.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ a b "Nakako TSUZUKI / Kenji MIYAMOTO: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 5, 2004.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ a b "Nakako TSUZUKI / Kenji MIYAMOTO: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 5, 2005.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ "Nakako TSUZUKI / Rinat FARKHOUTDINOV: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 16, 2002.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
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