Shizuka Arakawa (born on December 29, 1981 in Sendai, Tohoku, Japan) is a former Japanese figure skater who was the 2006 Olympic Champion and the 2004 World Champion.

She is the first Japanese skater to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating and the second Japanese skater to win any Olympic medal in figure skating, after Midori Ito, who won silver in 1992.

Shizkura is also the second Japanese woman to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, following skier Tae Satoya and was the only Japanese medalist at the 2006 Winter Olympics.



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