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    Yuna Shiraiwa

    Japanese figure skater Yuna Shiraiwa (白岩 優奈 Shiraiwa Yūna) was born Nov 26, 2001, in Kyoto, Japan.

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    Yuna Shiraiwa

    Congratulations to Yuna for winning both of her JGP events and qualifying for the final!

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    Yay! I wish her well there!

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    She's such a joy to watch. I especially love her short program. She fits the character so well. I hope she just keeps getting better and better

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    ^^ her performance is indeed better and better each outing! Like this girl's personality and mentality.

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    Loved her performance !!!!!!!!!!!!! And....her male...coach too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melon View Post
    Loved her performance !!!!!!!!!!!!! And....her male...coach too
    The famous Cross-Dressing Yamato Tamura! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...40ac597675.jpg He's the BEST! Yuna-chan was amazing! Came out of no where this year. Good for her. I hope she can sail under the radar a bit more before the media jumps on her. Gambare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    The famous Cross-Dressing Yamato Tamura! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...40ac597675.jpg He's the BEST! Yuna-chan was amazing! Came out of no where this year. Good for her. I hope she can sail under the radar a bit more before the media jumps on her. Gambare!


    Yeah, she's wonderful. Before the season I didn't notice her so much.
    She's lovely. Other than her jump technics, I like her refined arm movement! I expect her future! Gamba!

    FS 124.29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oHY5gRXTxU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    The famous Cross-Dressing Yamato Tamura! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...40ac597675.jpg He's the BEST! Yuna-chan was amazing! Came out of no where this year. Good for her. I hope she can sail under the radar a bit more before the media jumps on her. Gambare!
    Haha I've never seen that picture before! I agree about her coming out of nowhere. I look forward to her JGPF performances!

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    What a wonderful surprise! Yuna Shiraiwa really came alive in her performances in Spain. She has such wonderfully smooth and lyrical movements and skating skills with marvelous musicality, graceful lines, extensions and steps and such charming expression, but she is tough beneath the surface. Her jumps were also aesthetically pleasing with unusual combinations such as the 3S / 3L. She also has a nice Biellman. I can't believe she is only 13.
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    She was such a pleasant surprise for this season! I agree, I also love her unusual jump combos. Not only that, but she has such a joyful, happy expression and presentation on ice. It's refreshing to see her skate to more happier music such as her SP, considering how almost everyone else in the junior field rushes into more mature, difficult song pieces almost immediately into their debut.

    I really hope the Japanese media lays off her back though. She is probably going to be an overnight sensation in Japan after winning both her JGP assignments in her first season...and it also doesn't help that her name has an uncanny resemblance to you know who....

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    Her 3S+3Lo is so gorgeous, it's currently repeating on my screen

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    ^^Indeed, I was super wowed by that combo, when I first saw it on her first jgp warm-up. it and along with some other hints lead me to predict her first jgp win! BTW The retired Yuna_aaaaa had done a 3S-2lo before in practice.

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    Yuna is currently 2nd in the SP at Japanese junior Nationals 2015 with a score of 62.77!

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    Yuna skated a clean SP at her GPF debut! she is currently in 5th place

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