Freestyle wrestler who won the World Wrestling Championships four consecutive years from 1999 to 2002. After retiring from the sport, she became a coach with the U.S. women's freestyle wrestling team.
She hails from Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.
She coached American wrestler Helen Maroulis to a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
She married MLB pitcher Yu Darvish, with whom she has a son. She was previously married to handball player Hideaki Nagashima.
She was bested by Saori Yoshida at the Japan Queen's Cup.