2016 ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition free skate
In her long, prolific career that included four Japanese titles, three World medals (one silver and two bronze), a Grand Prix Final title, and fourth- and fifth-place Olympic finishes, Fumie Suguri was the most consistent Japanese woman in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She returns this week to the ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition, reminiscent of another Japanese great, Midori Ito, who competed at that same competition a few years ago. Here are some of Suguri's career highlights.
1996 World Junior Championships free skate
4th FS, 4th overall
2002 Olympics free skate
5th FS, 5th overall
2003 Four Continents free skate
1st SP, 1st overall
2004 Grand Prix Final free skate
1st FS, 1st overall
2006 Olympics short program
4th SP, 4th overall
2009-10 Japan Nationals
6th SP, 9th FS, 7th overall
Her last appearance at Japan Nationals. She was unsuccessful in qualifying for it the next three seasons.