Ayumi Watase in Villach 2010
|birthday||18th July 1984 (age 36)|
|place of birth||Sapporo , Japan|
|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||2012 )8. (|
|Ski Jumping Continental Cup (COC)|
|Debut in the COC||February 8, 2005|
|Overall ranking COC||11th ( 2006/07 )|
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.
World Cup placements
Grand Prix placements
Continental Cup placements
- Ayumi Watase in the database of the International Ski Federation (English)
- Ayumi Watase's profile on berkutschi.com
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||渡 瀬 あ ゆ み (Japanese)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Japanese ski jumper|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 18, 1984|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Sapporo , Japan|