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Aiko Uemura

Aiko Uemura

Aiko Uemura is a Japanese freestyle skier. She participates in moguls and dual moguls. Her family moved to Hakuba town, Nagano Prefecture, Japan in 1986. She graduated from Hakuba High School in 1998, and works for the Kitano Construction Corporation in Nagano city, Japan. She is the first Japanese woman to win the 2007–08 World Cup in moguls, and also won two gold medals at FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships 2009. She took part in the Winter Olympic Games in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014. In June 2009, she married alpine skier Kentaro Minagawa. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she was beaten for bronze by Hannah Kearney, the previous Olympic champion. ... more on Wikipedia

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