Mari Motohashi

Mari Motohashi (本橋 麻里, Motohashi Mari, born 10 June 1986) is a Japanese curler.

Mari Motohashi
Japanese curler at Olympics 2010.jpg
Motohashi in 2010
Born (1986-06-10) June 10, 1986 (age 35)
Team
Curling clubLoco Solare CC,
Kitami, Japan
SkipMari Motohashi
ThirdYako Matsuzawa
SecondMiki Hayashi
LeadMayumi Saito
AlternateAyumi Aoki
Career
Member Association Japan
World Championship
appearances
6 (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016)
Pacific-Asia Championship
appearances
8 (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017)
Olympic
appearances
3 (2006, 2010, 2018)

CareerEdit

Motohashi was a member of Team Aomori which represented Japan at two Winter Olympics (2006 and 2010). She threw second stones for Ayumi Onodera at the 2006 Winter Olympics, finishing 7th, and played second for Moe Meguro at the 2010 Winter Olympics, finishing 8th. She skipped the Japan team at the 2002 World Junior Curling Championships, finishing last. She has also played for Japan at five World Curling Championships: 2004 (7th), 2005 (9th), 2007 (9th), 2008 (4th) & 2010 (11th).

After playing for the Meguro rink from 2007 to 2010, Motohashi began skipping her own team. She has yet to represent Japan internationally as a skip on the senior level.

On the World Curling Tour, Motohashi won the 2007 Meyers Norris Penny Charity Classic and the 2009 Twin Anchors Invitational while playing for Meguro, and later skipped her own rink to win the 2014 Avonair Cash Spiel.

Founded own rink "Loco Solare", a.k.a. "LS Kitami" in her hometown Tokoro, Kitami in Aug. 2010. The team members are all local members but achieved international success as the 2nd place in the 2016 World Women's Curling Championship in Swift Current.

Motohashi was part of the Japanese team that won the 2018 Olympics women curling bronze medal.[1]

In June 2018, Motohashi announced that she would rest for a while from a top curling player and concentrate on training young players.[2]

In 2021, she took over the Miki Hayashi rink as their skip.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Motohashi graduated from Nippon Sport Science University. Her nickname is 'Marilyn' named after her given name. Holding Teacher's License for Junior High School - Grade 2 in Japan (health and physical training). She was awarded as an honorary citizen of Kitami City.

TeammatesEdit

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Events
2001–02 Mari Motohashi Naoko Yamazaki Megumi Kobayashi Mina Sasaki Anna Ohmiya 2002 WJCC[4]
2003–04 Shinobu Aota Yukari Okazaki Eriko Minatoya Kotomi Ishizaki Mari Motohashi 2003 PCC,[5] 2004 WCC[6]
2004–05 Yumie Hayashi Ayumi Onodera Mari Motohashi Sakurako Terada Ai Kobayashi 2004 PCC,[7] 2005 WCC[8]
2005–06 Ayumi Onodera Yumie Hayashi Mari Motohashi Moe Meguro Sakurako Terada 2006 OG[9]
2006–07 Moe Meguro Mari Motohashi Mayo Yamaura Sakurako Terada Asuka Yogo 2006 PCC, 2007 WUG, WCC[10]
2007–08 Moe Meguro Mari Motohashi Mayo Yamaura Kotomi Ishizaki Anna Ohmiya 2007 PCC, 2008 WCC[11]
2008–09 Moe Meguro Mari Motohashi Mayo Yamaura Kotomi Ishizaki Anna Ohmiya 2008 PCC[12]
2009–10 Moe Meguro Anna Ohmiya Mari Motohashi Kotomi Ishizaki Mayo Yamaura 2009 PCC, 2010 OG, WCC[13]
2010–11 Mari Motohashi Yurika Yoshida Megumi Mabuchi Akane Eda Yumi Suzuki
2011–12[14] Mari Motohashi Megumi Mabuchi Yumi Suzuki Akane Eda Yurika Yoshida
2012–13[15] Mari Motohashi Yurika Yoshida Megumi Mabuchi Yumi Suzuki Akane Eda
2013–14[16] Mari Motohashi Yurika Yoshida Yumi Suzuki Megumi Mabuchi
2014–15[17] Mari Motohashi Chinami Yoshida Yumi Suzuki Yurika Yoshida Megumi Mabuchi
2015–16 Satsuki Fujisawa Chinami Yoshida Yumi Suzuki Yurika Yoshida Mari Motohashi 2016 WCC[18]
2016–17 Satsuki Fujisawa Chinami Yoshida Mari Motohashi Yurika Yoshida Yumi Suzuki 2016 PCC,[19] 2017 AWG[20]
2017–18 Satsuki Fujisawa Chinami Yoshida Yumi Suzuki Yurika Yoshida Mari Motohashi 2017 PCC,[21] 2018OG[22]
2021–22 Mari Motohashi Yako Matsuzawa Miki Hayashi Mayumi Saito Ayumi Aoki

Grand Slam recordEdit

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Players' DNP DNP QF
Champions Cup Q DNP DNP

Former eventsEdit

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Autumn Gold Q Q Q Q Q DNP DNP DNP Q

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Keating, Steve (February 24, 2018), "Curling: Japan win bronze to claim first Olympic medal", Reuters
  2. ^ "今後のチーム体制に関するお知らせ" [Announcement about the future of the team]. Team Loco Solare (in Japanese). 2018-06-26. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  3. ^ "2021 Hokkaido Bank Curling Classic – Teams List". Hokkaido Bank Curling Classic. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  4. ^ "World Junior Curling Championships 2002". results.worldcurling.org. Mar 31, 2002.
  5. ^ "Pacific Curling Championships 2003". results.worldcurling.org. Nov 29, 2003.
  6. ^ "Ford World Curling Championships 2004". results.worldcurling.org. Apr 25, 2004.
  7. ^ "Pacific Curling Championships 2004". results.worldcurling.org. Nov 25, 2004.
  8. ^ "World Women's Curling Championship 2005". results.worldcurling.org. Mar 27, 2005.
  9. ^ "XX. Olympic Winter Games 2006". results.worldcurling.org. Feb 26, 2006.
  10. ^ "World Women's Curling Championships 2007". results.worldcurling.org. Mar 25, 2007.
  11. ^ "Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2008". results.worldcurling.org. Mar 30, 2008.
  12. ^ "Pacific Curling Championships 2008". results.worldcurling.org. Nov 9, 2008.
  13. ^ "Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2010". results.worldcurling.org. Mar 28, 2010.
  14. ^ "Curl Mesabi Cash Spiel: Team Motohashi - Aomori, JPN". www.curlingzone.com. Dec 18, 2011.
  15. ^ "Iron Trail Motors Shoot-Out @ Curl Mesabi: Team Motohashi - Aomori, JPN". www.curlingzone.com. Dec 16, 2012.
  16. ^ "Asia-Pacific / Olympic Qualifier: Team Motohashi - Aomori, JPN". www.curlingzone.com. Sep 17, 2013.
  17. ^ "Avonair Cash Spiel: Team Motohashi - Aomori, JPN". www.curlingzone.com. Oct 5, 2014.
  18. ^ "Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2016". results.worldcurling.org. Mar 27, 2016.
  19. ^ "Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016". results.worldcurling.org. Nov 12, 2016.
  20. ^ "8th Asian Winter Games Sapporo 2017". results.worldcurling.org. Feb 26, 2017.
  21. ^ "Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2017". results.worldcurling.org. Nov 19, 2017.
  22. ^ "XXIII. Olympic Winter Games 2018". results.worldcurling.org. Feb 25, 2018.

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