Yuko Kawaguchi

Yuko Kawaguchi

Infobox East Asian
kanji= 川口 悠子
kana= かわぐち ゆうこ
romaji= Kawaguchi Yūko
cyrillic= Юко Кавагути
Infobox Figure skater
title= Yuko Kawaguchi

caption= Kawaguchi & Smirnov in 2006.
country= RUS
formercountry= JPN
dateofbirth= birth date and age|1981|11|20
height= 156 cm
partner= Alexander Smirnov
formerpartner=Alexander Markuntsov (JPN), Devin Patrick (USA)
coach= Tamara Moskvina
formercoach= Nikolai Velikov
choreographer= Tatiana Druchinina, Peter Tchernyshev
skating club= Yubileini
combined total= 191.33
combined date= 2008 World Figure Skating Championships
SP score= 71.42
SP date= 2008 World Figure Skating Championships
FS score= 119.91
FS date= 2008 World Figure Skating Championships

Yuko Kawaguchi (born November 20, 1981 in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan) is a Japanese pair skater, who has represented Japan, the USA, and Russia in international competition. She currently competes with Alexander Smirnov, representing Russia. They are the 2008 Russian Champions and European bronze medalists.


Kawaguchi previously competed as a singles skater for Japan, then switched to pairs and skated with Alexander Markuntsov. They teamed up in 1999, and were the first Japanese pair team to medal at an ISU championships, which they did at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2001.

Kawaguchi and Markuntsov broke up in 2003 and Kawaguchi then skated with Devin Patrick for the United States, with whom she competed twice at the United States Figure Skating Championships. She teamed up with Alexander Smirnov in the spring of 2006 and now competes with him, representing Russia. The pair are coached by Tamara Moskvina.

Competitive highlights

Pairs career

(with Smirnov)

* WD = Withdrew

ingles career

External links

* [http://www.pairsonice.net/profileview.php?pid=84 Pairs on Ice Profile: Kawaguchi & Markuntsov]

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