Shizuka Arakawa

po_Arakawa-ShizukaShizuka Arakawa (born December 29, 1981) is a Japanese figure skater.

Arakawa is the 2006 Olympic Champion and the 2004 World Champion. Arakawa is the first Japanese skater to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating and the second Japanese skater to win any Olympic medal in figure skating, after Midori Ito, who won silver in 1992. She is also the second Japanese woman to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, following skier Tae Satoya. She was the only Japanese medalist at the 2006 Winter Olympics.