Kentaro Minagawa

Alpine skier, Olympic athlete

1977 –

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Who is Kentaro Minagawa?

Kentaro Minagawa is a Japanese alpine skier.

His first international successes were at the 1996 Junior World Championships in Schwyz, with a 5th rank in Slalom, and a 9th rank in Giant Slalom.

Since the 1997 Alpine Skiing World Cup he has been participating regularly in World Cup races, nine times ranking in the top ten. Shortly before the 2006 Winter Olympics he ranked 4th in Wengen, Switzerland. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy he also ranked 4th, the best result of a Japanese skier since Chiharu Igaya's silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics.

In June 2009, he married Japanese popular freestyle skier, Aiko Uemura.

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Born
May 17, 1977
Yuzawa
Spouses
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Lived in
  • Niigata Prefecture

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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