Weight Category: 48kg
Height: 5'2"
Place of Birth: Sacramento, Calif.
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Judo Rank: Sandan (third degree black belt)
Club: East Bay Judo Institute
Education: Bachelor's degree in anthopology from San Francisco State University

Olympic Teams: Alternate in 2008
Senior World Championship Teams: 2010

Senior Pan American Championship Teams: 2010

Personal: Shiraishi started judo at the age of four at Sacramento Judo Club before later relocating her training to Okubo Judo Club with Haruo Makimoto.  In 2004, she also joined East Bay Judo Institute to work with David Matsumoto, the coach of two of the top-ranked athletes on the Senior Elite Roster.  In 2006, Shiraishi competed on her first Senior International Team at the World Championships by Team of Nation in Paris, France.

Recent Career Highlights:

2010:

  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Bronze - El Salvador World Cup
  • Bronze - OJU World Cup
  • Bronze - U.S. Open

2009:

  • Gold - Rendez-Vous Canada
  • Silver - U.S. Open

2008:

  • Gold - Finnish Open 
  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships (52kg)
  • Gold - U.S. Open
  • Fifth - Rendez-Vous Canada
  • Fifth - Belgian Ladies' Open

2007:

  • Silver - U.S. Open
  • Silver - Finnish Open
  • Silver - Fall Classic National Championships
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships

2006:

  • Gold - San Jose Buddhist Sensei Memorial Tournament
  • Gold - Midwestern Championships
  • Silver - Fall Classic Nationals
  • Silver - Ladder Tournament (52kg)
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Bronze - U.S. Open

2005:

  • Gold - Irish Open
  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Silver - San Jose Memorial
  • Silver - Fall Classic National Championships
  • Bronze - U.S. Open
  • Fifth - British Open

2004:

  • Gold - Ladder Tournament
  • Silver - Junior U.S. Open (Cadet)
  • Silver - USA Judo National Junior Olympics (IJF-Junior)
  • Silver - U.S. Judo Federation Junior National Championships (Juvenile C)
  • Bronze - U.S. Judo Association Junior National Championships (Juvenile C)