Yurika Yoshida

Yurika Yoshida (吉田 夕梨花, Yoshida Yurika, born 7 July 1993) is a Japanese curler.[1] She plays lead for the Team Satsuki Fujisawa rink.

Yurika Yoshida
 
Born (1993-07-07) 7 July 1993
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)

Career

During the 2015-16 season, her team of Satsuki Fujisawa, Chinami Yoshida, Yumi Suzuki and Mari Motohashi 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.[2][3] Meanwhile, domestically, Yoshida 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.

Yoshida was part of the Japanese team that won the 2018 Olympics women curling bronze medal.[4]

Yoshida 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.[5]

Teams

SeasonSkipThirdSecondLeadAlternateEvents
2011–12[6]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[7], PCC[8]
2019–20Satsuki FujisawaChinami YoshidaYumi SuzukiYurika Yoshida

Personal life

Yoshida is an office worker at the Kitami Dermatology Clinic. She currently lives in Tokoro.[9]. She is the sister of curler Chinami Yoshida.

References

  1. "Profile:Japan" (PDF). Eye Opener. World Women's Curling Swift Current 2016. No. 2. Curling Canada. 2016. p. 15. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. "Ford World Women's Curling Championship Gold for Switzerland". World Curling Federation. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  3. "Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2016 Teams". World Curling Federation. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  4. Keating, Steve (February 24, 2018), "Curling: Japan win bronze to claim first Olympic medal", Reuters
  5. "Japan clinch women's final after last-stone dram". Curling World Cup. 2018-12-09. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  6. "Yurika Yoshida past teams". Curling Zone. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  7. "Teams, First Leg - Suzhou, China Events". Curling World Cup. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  8. "Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018 - Teams". World Curling Federation. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  9. 2018 Continental Cup Media Guide
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