Nozomi Watanabe (渡辺 心, Watanabe Nozomi, born February 18, 1971 in Ōta, Tokyo) is a Japanese ice dancer. She regularly dances with Akiyuki Kido. They are the three time Japanese national champions. They placed 15th at the Torino Olympics.

Nozomi Watanabe
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Watanabe and Kido at the 2004 NHK Trophy
Personal information
Full nameNozomi Watanabe
Country represented Japan
Born (1971-02-18) February 18, 1971 (age 48)
Ōta, Tokyo
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
PartnerAkiyuki Kido
Former partnerHiroshi Koizumi
Former coachNatalia Linichuk
Gennadi Karponossov
Former choreographerNatalia Linichuk
Skating clubShinyokohama FSC
ISU personal best scores
Combined total166.84
2005 Four Continents
Comp. dance32.63
2005 Four Continents
Original dance51.52
2005 Four Continents
Free dance82.69
2005 Four Continents
Japanese name
Kanji渡辺 心
Kanaわなたべ のぞみ


GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

with Kido
Event 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07
Olympics 15th
Worlds 20th 17th 16th 17th 15th
Four Continents 10th 8th 9th 9th 9th 5th 4th
GP Cup of Russia 8th
GP NHK Trophy 11th 10th 8th 12th 10th 10th 8th 8th 5th 5th
GP Skate America 8th 8th 7th
GP Skate Canada 10th 12th 8th
GP Sparkassen 11th 9th
Schäfer Memorial 4th
Asian Games 4th 2nd 1st
Japan Champ. 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st

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