|Marital Status: Single||Resides In: Nagano, JPN|
|Participant since: 1998||Age: 39|
|Competitor since: 2001||Height: 5'3"|
|Nickname(s):||Weight: 120 lbs|
Soko doesn't speak English all that well, but her gracious attitude and huge smile translate into any language. At 36 - the oldest female snowboarder to ever compete at a WX event - Soko is still riding at a remarkably high level. She has a smooth style on her 720s, grabs and McTwists -- an impressive feat at any age. However, her amplitude -- lower than most of the top women -- may make qualifying for the women's SuperPipe Final difficult. That said, she's technically sound and is coming off a 4th in SuperPipe at WX 2010.
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