Japanese Gymnastics


2009 Universiade Profiles

JGA recently posted profiles on the five gymnasts competing at the 2009 University Games

Kana Takeya – December 27, 1988 (20yo)
From: Ibaraki Prefecture.  Height: 158cm.  Weight: 47kg
Started gymnastics at age 8.
Coach:
Kyoko Seo
Goal for the University Games? – To have fun and help team Japan!

Sakiko Okabe – May 16, 1988 (21yo)
From: Tokyo. Height: 160cm.  Weight: 45kg
Started gymnastics at age 4.
Coach: Tieko Tsukahara. Hobbies: Listening to music
Goal for University Games? – Help the team on floor

Shoko Furawaka – June 29, 1988 (20yo)
From: Aichi Prefecture.  Height: 155cm. Weight: 45kg
Started gymnastics at age 5.
Coach: Harada Atsushi.  Hobbies: Shopping
Goal for the University Games? – To smile and have fun competing for Japan!

Rie Tanaka – June 11, 1987 (22yo)
From: Wakayama Prefecture. Height: 156cm. Weight: 46kg.
Started gymnastics at age 6
Current Coach: Kyoko Seo.  Hobbies: Shopping (!)
Goal for the University Games? – To win a medal in the all-around.

Serina Takeuchi – June 8, 1989 (20yo)
From:
Kanagawa Prefecture. Height: 152cm.  Weight: 44.5kg.
Started gymnastics at age 6.
Current Coach:
Kyoko Seo.
Goals for the University Games? –
To perform my best, as I have an injury.




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