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Nobuo Satō (佐藤 信夫, Satō Nobuo, born January 3, 1942 in Osaka) is a Japanese figure skater and coach. He is a ten-time Japanese national champion. He represented Japan at the 1960 Winter Olympics, where he placed 14th, and at the 1964 Winter Olympics, where he placed 8th. His best finish at the World Championships was 4th in 1965.

Nobuo Sato
Nobuo Sato at the 2010 Cup of China.jpg
Sato in 2010
Personal information
Full nameNobuo Sato
Country represented Japan
Born (1942-01-03) January 3, 1942 (age 77)
Osaka
Japanese name
Kanji佐藤信夫
Kanaさとう のぶお

He is married to Kumiko Okawa, and as of 2011 the couple lives near Yokohama.[1] Their daughter is Yuka Sato, the 1994 World Champion.

Along with Machiko Yamada, he is one of the more successful coaches in Japan. His current and former students include Miki Ando,[2] Mao Asada,[3]Shoko Ishikawa,[4]Hirokazu Kobayashi,[5]Takahiko Kozuka,[6]Yukari Nakano,[7]Yuka Sato, Wun-Chang Shih,[8] and Fumie Suguri.[9]

In February 2010, he was elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.[10]

Competitive highlightsEdit

International
Event 55–56 56–57 57–58 58–59 59–60 60–61 61–62 62–63 63–64 64–65 65–66
Olympics 14th 8th
Worlds 12th 10th 10th 8th 4th 5th
Universiade 2nd 2nd 1st
National
Japan 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barnas, Jo-Ann. "Yuka Sato's plans on hold while Japan recovers" (). Detroit Free Press. March 20, 2011. Retrieved on June 20, 2015. Article snippet
  2. ^ Miki Ando at the International Skating Union
  3. ^ Mao Asada at the International Skating Union
  4. ^ Shoko Ishikwa at the International Skating Union
  5. ^ Hirokazu Kobayashi at the International Skating Union
  6. ^ Takahiko Kozuka at the International Skating Union
  7. ^ Yukari Nakano at the International Skating Union
  8. ^ Wun-Chang Shih at the International Skating Union
  9. ^ Fumie Suguri at the International Skating Union
  10. ^ Gallagher, Jack (12 February 2010). "Skating Hall of Fame set to welcome Sato". The Japan Times. Retrieved 27 March 2011.