Yumi Suzuki

Yumi Suzuki (鈴木 夕湖, Suzuki Yūmi, born 2 December 1991) is a Japanese curler. She plays second for the Team Satsuki Fujisawa rink.

Not to be confused with the junior curler from Karuizawa, Yumi Suzuki (Karuizawa curler)
Yumi Suzuki
 
Born (1991-12-02) 2 December 1991
Hokkaido, Japan
Team
Curling clubLoco Solare CC,
Kitami, Japan
SkipSatsuki Fujisawa
ThirdChinami Yoshida
SecondYumi Suzuki
LeadYurika Yoshida
Career
Member Association Japan
World Championship
appearances
1 (2016)
Pacific-Asia Championship
appearances
4 (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2018)

Curling career

Suzuki was a member of a team, "Tokoro Junior High school Robins", with Chinami Yoshida, Yurika Yoshida and Kaho Onodera. They were the Hokkaido representative for Japan Curling Championships and ranked third place in 2006[1] and 2007[2].

During the 2015-16 season, they had success internationally as Japan's national team, winning a gold at the 2015 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships and a silver at the 2016 World Women's Curling Championship, which was Japan's first-ever world championship medal.[3][4] Meanwhile, domestically, Suzuki with the team won her first national championship title at the 2016 Japan Curling Championships. The team would win a bronze medal at the 2016 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships and a silver at the 2017 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships. They also won a bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Winter Games.

Suzuki was part of the Japanese team that won the 2018 Olympics women curling bronze medal.[5]

Suzuki again represented Japan at the 2018 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships. Her team went an undefeated 6-0 record in the round robin, but lost to the Koreans (skipped by Kim Min-ji in the final. The next month, she represented Japan in the second leg of the 2018–19 Curling World Cup in Omaha, United States, which her team would end up winning, this time defeating Kim and her South Korean rink in the final.[6]

Personal life

Suzuki was born in Kitami, Hokkaido[7]. She started curling when she was at elementary school[8]. She was educated at Asahikawa National College of Technology and Kitami Institute of Technology where she gained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 2014[9].

Suzuki was hired by Abashiri Trust Bank but then transferred to Kitami City Physical Education Association to concentrate on curling full time[8].

Teams

SeasonSkipThirdSecondLeadAlternateEvents
2011–12[10]Mari MotohashiMegumi MabuchiYumi SuzukiAkane EdaYurika Yoshida
2012–13Mari MotohashiYurika YoshidaMegumi MabuchiYumi Suzuki
2013–14Mari MotohashiYurika YoshidaYumi SuzukiMegumi Mabuchi
2014–15Mari MotohashiChinami YoshidaYumi SuzukiYurika YoshidaMegumi Mabuchi
2015–16Satsuki FujisawaChinami YoshidaYumi SuzukiYurika YoshidaMari MotohashiPACC, WCC
2016–17Satsuki FujisawaChinami YoshidaYumi SuzukiYurika YoshidaMari MotohashiPACC, AWG
2017–18Satsuki FujisawaChinami YoshidaYumi SuzukiYurika YoshidaMari MotohashiJOCT, PACC, OG
2018–19Satsuki FujisawaChinami YoshidaYumi SuzukiYurika Yoshida— / Kotomi IshizakiCWC[11], PCC[12]
2019–20Satsuki FujisawaChinami YoshidaYumi SuzukiYurika Yoshida

References

  1. "Japan Curling Championship 2006" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  2. "Japan Curling Championship 2007" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  3. "Ford World Women's Curling Championship Gold for Switzerland". World Curling Federation. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  4. "Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2016 Teams". World Curling Federation. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  5. Keating, Steve (February 24, 2018), "Curling: Japan win bronze to claim first Olympic medal", Reuters
  6. "Japan clinch women's final after last-stone dram". Curling World Cup. 2018-12-09. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  7. "Profile:Japan" (PDF). Eye Opener. World Women's Curling Swift Current 2016. No. 2. Curling Canada. 2016. p. 15. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  8. "「もぐもぐ」鈴木夕湖、亡き恩師とクリームソーダ" ["Munching" Yumi Suzuki, deceased former teacher and cream soda]. Nikkan Sports News (in Japanese). 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  9. "LS北見銅メダル獲得おめでとうございます" [Congratulations on winning LS Kitami bronze medal]. Kitami Institute of Technology (in Japanese). 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  10. "Yumi Suzuki past teams". Curling Zone. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  11. "Teams, First Leg - Suzhou, China Events". Curling World Cup. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  12. "Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018 - Teams". World Curling Federation. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
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