Ayumi Watase

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Ayumi Watase Ski jumping
Ayumi Watase in Villach 2010

Ayumi Watase in Villach 2010

nation JapanJapan Japan
birthday 18th July 1984 (age 36)
place of birth SapporoJapan
society Kobe Clinic
status resigned
End of career 2017
Ski jumping world cup / A class jumping
 Debut in the World Cup December 3, 2011
 Overall World Cup 18th ( 2011/12 )
Ski jumping Grand Prix
 Overall Grand Prix 08. ( 2012 )
Ski Jumping Continental Cup (COC)
 Debut in the COC February 8, 2005
 Overall ranking COC 11th ( 2006/07 )
 Podium placements 1. 2. 3.
 Single jump 0 2 2

Ayumi Watase ( Japanese 渡 瀬 あ ゆ み , Watase Ayumi ; born July 18, 1984 in Sapporo ) is a former Japanese ski jumper .


Watase made her international debut on August 13, 2003 at an FIS competition in Bischofshofen . She competed in her first competition in the Continental Cup on February 8, 2005 in Schönwald , where she scored her first points in twelfth place. About a year later, on February 9, 2006, she finished ninth in Baiersbronn, her first top ten placement in the COC. Half a year later, on August 12, 2006, she achieved her first podium finish in the COC. In the jumping in Meinerzhagen she was third behind Anette Sagen and Juliane Seyfarth . In the 2006/07 COC season she reached eleventh place in the overall ranking with 389 points and thus the best overall COC ranking of her career.

At the first Nordic World Ski Championships in February 2009 for women in Liberec , she took tenth place. In August 2009 she achieved another podium place in the Continental Cup with second place in Bischofsgrün , three in Pöhla and again second place in Oberwiesenthal . The two second places were also her best individual results in the COC.

At the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2011 in Oslo , Norway , Watase finished seventh and thus achieved her best result at a World Cup. From the 2011/12 season she jumped in the newly introduced Women's World Cup. She made her debut in the premiere competition on December 3, 2011 in Lillehammer . In this competition, she finished ninth directly in the top ten. In the further course of the season she did not come close to this placement and she finished the season with 145 points as 18th in the overall World Cup. This was her best career ranking.

In the summer of 2012 she made her debut in the newly founded Summer Grand Prix of the women. At the first competition in Courchevel on August 15, 2012, she took 21st place and got her first Grand Prix points. At the two competitions in Almaty on September 22nd and 23rd, 2012, she reached her first top ten placements in fifth and fourth. She finished the Grand Prix 2012 with 116 points as eighth overall. This was to remain the best overall Grand Prix result of her career.

Watase continued to jump in the World Cup and Grand Prix until the 2014/15 season. She regularly jumped into the points, but could no longer achieve the performances from the premiere events. She no longer achieved a top ten placement in the individual competitions. In addition, she did not take part in any major events after the 2011 World Cup. From 2015 to 2017 no longer competed outside of Japan. She only started at the FIS show jumping in Sapporo . She finally ended her career in 2017.


Her brother Yūta Watase is also a former ski jumper. Her father Yatarō Watase is also a former ski jumper and was the coach of the Japanese women's ski jumping team until the 2013/14 season.


World Cup placements

season space Points
2011/12 18th 145
2012/13 40. 030th
2013/14 35. 092
2014/15 48. 001

Grand Prix placements

season space Points
2012 08th. 116
2013 40. 016
2014 17th 026th

Continental Cup placements

season space Points
2004/05 23. 086
2005/06 18th 232
2006/07 11. 389
2007/08 28. 105
2008/09 28. 118
2009/10 17th 276
2010/11 22nd 212
2011/12 28. 058

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