23 Facts About Akiko Suzuki


Akiko Suzuki was born on March 28,1985 and is a Japanese former competitive figure skater.


Akiko Suzuki is the 2012 World Championships bronze medalist, a three-time Grand Prix Final medalist, a two-time Four Continents silver medalist, the 2007 Winter Universiade champion, and the 2013 Japanese national champion.


Akiko Suzuki placed eighth at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.


Akiko Suzuki became engaged to a former classmate in June 2016 and married him on February 1,2017.


Akiko Suzuki began working with coach Hiroshi Nagakubo in the early 2000s.


Akiko Suzuki appeared at two Grand Prix events, winning the 2009 Cup of China and finishing 5th at the 2009 Skate Canada International.


Akiko Suzuki was assigned to compete at the 2010 Four Continents Championships, where she won the silver medal.


Akiko Suzuki opened her season with gold at the 2010 Finlandia Trophy.


Akiko Suzuki received silver at both of her Grand Prix events, the 2010 Cup of Russia and the 2010 Cup of China.


At the 2012 World Championships, Akiko Suzuki won the bronze medal, becoming the oldest ladies' single skater to medal at the event since Maria Butyrskaya.


Akiko Suzuki received the same Grand Prix assignments as the previous season.


Akiko Suzuki fell twice in the free skating, finishing third overall.


Akiko Suzuki won the silver medal at the 2013 Four Continents Championships, as part of a Japanese sweep of the ladies' event with teammates Mao Asada and Kanako Murakami taking the gold and bronze medal respectively.


At the 2013 World Team Trophy, Akiko Suzuki placed first; Team Japan placed third overall.


Akiko Suzuki began her season at the 2013 Finlandia Trophy, where she won the silver medal behind Yulia Lipnitskaya.


Akiko Suzuki won another silver at the 2013 Skate Canada International, again behind Lipnitskaya.


Akiko Suzuki placed second in the short program behind Asada, but rebounded to first place after winning the free skating.


Akiko Suzuki skated two clean programs and earned the highest free skating and total score to date in the ladies' event at the Japan Figure Skating Championships.


At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Akiko Suzuki competed in the free skating portion of the figure skating team event, placing fourth in that segment; Japan finished fifth overall.


Akiko Suzuki went on to place eighth in the ladies' singles competition.


Akiko Suzuki has choreographed for Rika Hongo, Yuhana Yokoi, Sota Yamamoto, Lim Eun-soo, and other young skaters.


Akiko Suzuki credited figure skating choreographers Shae-Lynn Bourne and Pasquale Camerlengo for inspiring her to start working as a choreographer.


Akiko Suzuki was a main cast member of the annual touring ice show Fantasy on Ice, having participated in all editions from 2010 to 2019.