Currently alive, at 49 years of age.
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1969 – Born on the 13th of August in Nagoya, Japan.
1981 – The first woman to land a triple-triple jump combination.
1984 – She became the first woman to land five major jumps in competition.
1985 – She won her first national championship in Ice Skating.
1988 – She placed 5th at the Winter Olympics held in Calgary, Canada.
1989 – She earned gold medal at World Championships.
1992 – She became the first woman to land a triple-axel in the Olympics.
2003 – She was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.