Shizuka Arakawa

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Birthday
29, 1981
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1981 (age 37)
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan

About

Japanese figure skater known for winning a gold medal at the 2006 Olympic Games, becoming the first person from her country to win gold in the sport. She'd previously won the 2004 World Championship.

Before Fame

She started figure skating and taking ballet when she was seven years old and went on to be a three-time junior national champion.

Trivia

Since retiring, she's skated in ice shows and worked as a sports commentator. She was on the reality show Thin Ice.

Family Life

She was born to Sachi and Koichi Arakawa in Tokya, Japan.

Associated With

She beat Sasha Cohen to win gold at the 2006 Olympics.