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Ayumi Ogasawara

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Full Name  Ayumi Onodera
Name  Ayumi Ogasawara
Spouse  Torino Ogasawara
Skip  Ayumi Ogasawara
Role  Curler
Lead  Anna Ohmiya

Third  Sayaka Yoshimura
Height  1.56 m
Alternate  Yumie Funayama
Second  Kaho Onodera
Weight  47 kg
Siblings  Miho Onodera
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Born  November 25, 1978 (age 37) Tokoro, Kitami, Hokkaido (1978-11-25)
Curling club  Sapporo CC, Sapporo, JPN
World Championship appearances  4 (1999, 2001, 2005, 2015)
Pacific Championship appearances  6 (1994, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2013, 2014)

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Ayumi Ogasawara (小笠原 歩, Ogasawara Ayumi) is a Japanese curler, born November 25, 1978 in Tokoro, Kitami, Hokkaido as Ayumi Onodera (小野寺 歩, Onodera Ayumi). She currently skips her own team in Sapporo, Hokkaido, which represented Japan at the 2014 Winter Olympics.


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At the age of 12, Ogasawara began curling in her hometown Tokoro, joining Akiko Katoh's junior team together with Yumie Hayashi. Then Ogasawara became the second for the team. The team represented Japan at four World Junior Curling Championships (1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999), winning a silver medal in 1998 and another silver in 1999. The team later represented Japan at the 2002 Winter Olympics, finishing in 8th place with a 2-7 record.

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After the 2001-2002 season, Ogasawara and her longtime teammate Hayashi moved to Aomori and formed a new team there. The team, called 'Team Aomori', represented Japan at the 2006 Winter Olympics. At the Games, Ogasawara threw last stones as skip and led her team to a 7th-place finish with a 4-5 record, including a surprise win over one of the usual curling powerhouses, Canada. After the 2005-2006 season, Ogasawara and Hayashi announced their temporary retirement. Ogasawara got married and had a child before returning to the sport in the 2011-12 season.

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In 2011, Ogasawara and Hayashi, whose name had changed to Yumie Funayama after marriage, formed a new team in Sapporo. The team qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics through the Olympic Qualification Event held in December 2013. At the Olympics, Ogasawara, a mother of one, was chosen to be Japan's flag bearer, as it is unusual for women in Japan to compete in sports after having children. At the Games, she threw last stones as skip, and the team finished in 5th place with a 4-5 record, winning against two former World Championship teams, Switzerland's Mirjam Ott and China's Wang Bingyu.


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2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games

  • Akiko Katoh, Skip
  • Yumie Hayashi, Third
  • Mika Konaka, Lead
  • Kotomi Ishizaki, Alternate
  • 2006 Turin Olympic Games

  • Yumie Hayashi, Third
  • Mari Motohashi, Second
  • Moe Meguro, Lead
  • Sakurako Terada, Alternate
  • 2014 Sochi Olympic Games

  • Yumie Funayama, Third
  • Kaho Onodera, Second
  • Michiko Tomabechi, Lead
  • Chinami Yoshida, Alternate
  • References

    Ayumi Ogasawara Wikipedia