Birthplace: Nagoya, Japan
Best Known as: Japanese figure skater
Ito started skating at age 5 and won her first of eight consecutive
All-Japan Championships in 1985. She placed fifth at the 1988 Winter
Olympics, and later that year became the first woman to land a triple axel
in a competition. In 1989, Ito won the World Championship title. She won a
silver medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics, where she became the first woman
to successfully complete a triple axel in Olympic competition. Ito earned
wide praise for her powerful and energetic skating.
More on Midori Ito from Infoplease:
- Midori Ito - Biography of Midori Ito, Ito started skating at age 5 and won her first of eight consecutive All-Japan Championships in 1985. She placed fifth at the 1988 Winter Oly…
- Winter Olympics Biographies, A-Z - Biographies of notable winter athletes
- Selected Biographies: I - Selected biographies of well-known people and fictional characters
- August 13 Birthdays: Fidel Castro - August 13 birthdays: Fidel Castro, Midori Ito, Don Ho, Anders Jöns Ångström, Lucy Stone, Ben Hogan, Alfred Hitchcock, Annie Oakley
- Figure Skating: World Champions - Figure Skating: World Champions Men 1960 Alain Giletti, France 1961 No competition 1962 Donald ...