Team Members

Yuichi Onda

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Birth dateJune 24, 1980
BirthplaceNiigata Prefecture, Japan
SchoolKinki University
InterestsNapping, Internet, People-watching
Facebook Yuichi Onda Official Blog “Onda Style” (Japanese)

Japan National Cross-country Ski Team member at the Torino 2006 Olympics, Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Sochi 2014 Olympics. Japanese men's record 4th place finish at the World Cup, becoming the first Japanese participant to come within a step of reaching the medals stand.

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With my sights set on winning a medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, this training season is crucial for me. I will work each day toward my goal, and challenge myself to achieve the best results. I'm grateful for the support and I'm counting on you for this season too!

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Major Results

2011Bronze medal, individual sprint, Asian Winter Games
2010Member, Japanese National Team, Vancouver (Canada) Winter Games
20094th place (Personal best/Japanese men’s record highest finish), World Cup
20074th place (Personal best/Japanese men’s record highest finish), World Cup
2007Gold medal, individual sprint, Asian Winter Games
2006Member, Japanese National Team, Torino (Italy) Winter Games

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Morihiro Horie

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Birth dateSeptember 1, 1981
BirthplaceYamagata Prefecture, Japan
SchoolTohoku University
InterestsMountain climbing
Twitter Facebook Morihiro Horie's blog “Athlete and Afternoon Businessman” (Japanese)
Morihiro Horie official website (Japanese)

For eleven years, has held Japan's top spot in ski orienteering, a sport where anticipation is rising for its future inclusion in the Olympic Games. An athlete-businessman who trains in the morning and works as a member of the Arc Communications Web Marketing team in the afternoon.

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As a member of the Arc Communications Ski Team, I will work to build excitement for ski orienteering and other winter sports from here in Tokyo! I'm training hard in preparation for a trip to the ski orienteering World Cup that will be held in Kazakhstan this season. I'll do my best to balance sports, business, and childrearing.

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Major Results

2013Member, Japan National Team, World Cup (Kazakhstan)
2012Member, Japan National Team, World Cup (Ukraine)
2011Member, Japan National Team, World Championship (Sweden)
2010Member, Japan National Team, World Championship (Romania)
2009Personal best 23rd place (Japanese men’s record highest finish), World Championship, Hokkaido, Japan
2009Champion, all events, Japan National Team qualifying trial (Mamurogama, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan)
2006Participated in all events, World Cup (Finland, Latvia, Russia)

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Yu Yoneya

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Birth dateJanuary 1, 1990
BirthplaceTokyo, Japan
SchoolTokyo Metropolitan Edogawa High School
InterestsHot springs (Onsen)
Facebook Yu Yoneya Official Blog

Top Japanese athlete Yu Yoneya specializes in “slopestyle skiing”, a type of freestyle skiing that will enter the Olympic arena for the first time in Sochi 2014. Despite having a mere six-year experience in this sport, the Tokyo-born skier was chosen to represent Japan in various world championships and world cups, and has won medals at international events. An Arc Communications employee during the off-season, he is competing around the world with his sights set on the Sochi Olympics.

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My name is Yoneya, I joined Arc Communications Ski Team as a slopestyle skier in 2013. I’m accumulating as much experience as possible overseas --the homeland of slopestyle skiing-- in order to reach my ultimate goal: the Olympics.

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Major Results

2013Member, Japanese National Team, FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships 2013 (Norway)
20126th place, Super Continental Cup (Argentina)
20129th place, Word Cup (Argentina)
20122nd place, All Japan Water Jump Championship (Japan)
201113th, 100% Pure Winter Games (New Zealand)
20111st, Hakuba Sanosaka Open (Japan)

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