Teams

Team Yoshimura

Hometown: Sapporo, Japan

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Sayaka YoshimuraKaho OnoderaAnna OhmiyaYumie Funayama
Birthdate: Jan. 30, 1992
Birthplace: Hokkaido, JPN
Resides: Sapporo, JPN
Birthdate: Nov. 11, 1991
Birthplace: Hokkaido, JPN
Resides: Sapporo, JPN
Birthdate: Oct. 12, 1989
Birthplace: Hokkaido, JPN
Resides: Sapporo, JPN
Birthdate: April 5, 1978
Birthplace: Hokkaido, JPN
Resides: Sapporo, JPN
– Pacific-Asia bronze medallist (2014)
– World junior bronze medallist (2013)
– Three-time Pacific-Asia junior champion (2011, 2012, 2013)
– Team Japan, Winter Olympics (2014)
– Pacific-Asia bronze medallist (2013)
– Team Japan, Winter Olympics (2014)
– Team Japan, Winter Olympics (2002, 2006, 2014)
– Two-time Pacific-Asia champion (1998, 2004)
– Two-time world junior silver medallist (1998, 1999)

Team Bio

Three-time Olympian Ayumi Ogasawara skipped the squad previously and they competed in the 2015 world women’s curling championship.

Sayaka Yoshimura took over as skip in 2018. The team competed in 15 events during the 2018-19 season and qualified for the playoffs in 13 of them. They won the Oakville Fall Classic and finished runner-up at the Colonial Square Ladies Classic, Karuizawa International, Paf Masters Tour and Tour Challenge Tier 2 events.

Team Yoshimura finished runners-up to Team Fleury at the 2019 Masters in North Bay, Ontario.

Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling record

SeasonEventWinsLossesResult
2018-19Tour Challenge (Tier 2)61Finalists
National13Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship14Missed Playoffs
2019-20Masters52Finalists
Tour Challenge (Tier 1)13Missed Playoffs
National04Missed Playoffs
Open13Missed Playoffs