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    Kana Muramoto & Chris Reed

    Kana Muramoto (Japanese: 村元 哉中 Muramoto Kana), born March 3, 1993 in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, is a Japanese figure skater and ice dancer. With former ice dance partner Hiroichi Noguchi, she is the 2014–15 Japanese national bronze medalist. As a singles skater, she is the 2011 Triglav Trophy silver medalist and the 2011 Crystal Skate of Romania bronze medalist.

    Kana is the younger sister of retired figure skater, Satsuki Muramoto.


    Update August 2016

    Original Post on March 12, 2016 by dorispulaski


    On June 17, 2015, Muramoto teamed up with Chris Reed (Japanese: クリス リード), born July 7, 1989 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, to compete in ice dance for Japan. Chris Reed and his sister Cathy Reed are seven times Japanese ice dance champions (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,, 2013, 2014, and 2015).
    and represented Japan at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics. Following the 2015 World Team Trophy, Cathy Reed had announced her retirement, leaving Chris Reed with a choice of whether to search for another partner or not. It is clear that Chris and Kana were lucky to find each other!

    The new team of Muramoto and Reed has had a great debut season, earning higher scores than Reed and Reed ever did. Together, the duo are the 2015–16 Japanese national champions, and have earned technical scores that have qualified them to compete at the 2016 World Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, an impressive achievement for a team who have been together for such a short time.

    At 2016 Four Continents, Chris and Kana finished in seventh place overall, only behind three American and three Canadian teams. In fact the duo finished ahead of the third ranked Canadian team, Paradis and Ouellete, in sixth place in the Free Dance segment of the competition, a surprising and encouraging result.

    They are already Japan's best ever ice dance team, and I look to see them improve still more.

    I am especially looking forward to their performances at Worlds.

    Update: They totally did not disappoint at Worlds. They performed with charm and brilliance , achieving the TES scores for the next Worlds and finishing in fifteenth overall! A great Worlds debut.



    BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION



    ISU Bio:
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00035204.htm

    Icenetwork bio:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/muramoto_reed

    Kana's Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kana_Muramoto

    Chris' Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_...figure_skater)

    SOCIAL MEDIA


    Kana's instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/kanamuramoto/

    Chris's instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/chrisreed77/

    Kana's Twitter:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/kanamuramoto33

    Facebook fan page for Kana and her sister Satsuki
    https://m.facebook.com/satsukikana

    Chris' facebook::
    https://www.facebook.com/chris.reed.5074

    Internet / Social Media contact (couple):
    http://ameblo.jp/chris-kana/

    PERSONAL BESTS


    Type Score Event
    Total 147.90 ISU World Championships 2016
    SD 59.00 ISU World Championships 2016
    SD Technical 31.49 ISU World Championships 2016
    SD Component 27.51 ISU World Championships 2016
    FD 88.90 ISU World Championships 2016
    FD Technical 46.63 ISU World Championships 2016
    FD Component 42.47 ISU Four Continents Championships 2016




    Programs


    2016-2017
    SD a medley of Ray Charles
    FD Poeta by Vicente Amigo
    EX "All I Need is That Girl" from the Broadway musical 'Gypsy

    2016 Chicago Dance FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgoqKwKb1Mg


    2015-2016

    SD Waltz: Wiener Cafe by Robert Stolz, March: Olympiamarsch by Robert Stolz,March: UNO March by Robert Stolz; choreo by Marina Zueva and Massimo Scali
    FD Pennies from Heaven by J. Burke, A. Johnston, Jubilee Stomp by Duke Ellington, The Reel Chaplin: A Symphonic Adventure by Carl Davis, Limelight by Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Beckmann; choreo by Marina Zueva and Massimo Scali

    2016 Worlds SD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ng0jui6_K4
    2016 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOhnXxgnQig

    2016 Four Continents SD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgBjTaH6XD0
    2016 Four Continents FD (HD by sabinfire)
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VA7VSvOYWm4

    2016 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Torun Cup SD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyjy5684jxg
    2016 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Torun Cup FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOot_A-vjW4

    2015-2016 Japanese Nationals FD
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3j...onals-fd_sport

    2015 NHK Trophy SD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5lvMLKOmJM
    2015 NHK Trophy FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz-rmxK6fAQ


    COMPETITIVE HISTORY


    Competition SD FD Final
    Season 2015-2016
    2016 World Championships
    16 (59.00) 14 (88.90) 15 (147.90)
    2016 Four Continents Championships 7 (57.13) 6 (88.70) 7 (145.83)
    2016 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Torun Cup
    2 (58.64 ) 2 (91.27 ) 2 ( 149.91)
    2015-2016 Japanese Nationals
    1 (58.36 ) 1 (88.72) 1 (147.08)
    2015 NHK Trophy
    7 (53.44 ) 7 (81.53 ) 7 (134.97)


    EXHIBITIONS

    2015-16 Exhibition Program
    "Everything Has Changed" by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

    2016 Four Continents Gala
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwC0i1ezDbs

    2016 MNNTC Gala
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfyxUy66ERs

    2015 NHK Gala
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r_TDeH8UWU
    Opening
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmE5T7Rrmss
    Finale
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNjs0V35Cbk

    Kana as a Singles Skater

    2012 Challenge Cup SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs3XnaW97eo
    2012 Challenge Cup FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtobIVZZYMo

    2008 Golden Lynx EX
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7LyoA0Qeak

    Kana with former partner Hiro Noguchi

    2014 Tallinn Trophy SD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtyJpA_NgEw
    2014 Tallinn Trophy FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXmshLZ7QlQ

    2014 Japanese Nationals FD
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2d...onals-fd_sport

    Kana's sister Satsuki
    2013 Kokutai National Sports Festival FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_6f1vQ6X88


    Chris Skating with his sister Cathy

    Their ISU Bio:
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00009881.htm

    Their icenetwork bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/reed_reed

    Their highest scoring SD, World Team Trophy 2013
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yroiv1FZ3E
    Their highest scoring FD, World Team Trophy 2013
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaeGyNw6wD8

    2008 Worlds SD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEcu64CfZ7g
    2008 Worlds FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5rY2-Przes
    Medalists on Ice gala
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWglCo913KQ

    [B]
    Articles and Other media

    July 2016 - A video interview with Kana and Chris in Japanese.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4j...E9%9B%86_sport

    Jan. 2016 - Opining on Japanese and Russian Nationals: What We Learned by Jackie Wong
    http://www.rockerskating.com/news/20...hat-we-learned

    April 2015 - "Cathy and Chris Reed Split"
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...highlight=reed


    Feb. 2010, Wall Street Journal: "That's Your Sister? How Ice-ByDancing Siblings Handle the Ick Factor" GEOFFREY A. FOWLER
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB100014...73322907511564

    Sept. 2010 - "Cathy Reed & Chris Reed: “We compete for Japan and it is our passion!”
    Interview by Vladislav Luchianov
    http://fskating.com/2010/09/cathy-re...mpete-for.html

    Feb. 2010 - Ice Dancing siblings have a Kalamazoo Connection
    http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/...have_kala.html

    Feb. 2010 Seattle Times: New Jersey's Ice Dancing Reed Siblings Compete for two Other Countries
    http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/o...her-countries/
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    I hope you guys will check them out, particularly the 4cc s exhibition!

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    I really like this team! Chris is a lucky guy to have an opportunity to skate with such a great lady that Kana is I think they have some potential and I realy hope they will get Asian Ice Dance to another level. And maybe raise popularity in Asia as they deserve as much attention as single skaters Also it would make the field more interesting internationally

    The link for Kana's instagram direct to photo, the account is actually: https://www.instagram.com/kanamuramoto/
    Chris's instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisreed77/

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    I'll always regret that Cathy & Chris never managed to reach their full potential, despite being such a lovely duo...
    So, now, I really hope that the new dancing pair will be able to do it. Finishing 7th at 4CC was really a good result in my book. I have good hope for them in the future. 😊

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    ALL THE BEST Kana & Chris! Aim high!

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    Their free skate was so light and Charming at worlds. They got a partial standing O and prolonged cheering from the audience, despite being in the first warmup group. Chris was obviously thrilled with their performance too. Kana projects to the crowd really really well, and Chris does a great job of presenting her.

    I look forward to seeing their programs next season!!

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    Congrats! 14th place in their first season is magnificent!

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    I really enjoyed these two, especially the short! I can't wait to see what they come up with next year

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    I love these two! I've said it before in competition threads, but I'm blown away by how confident and expressive Kana is on the ice. I think they have good things in their future.

    Totally superficial, but Kana looked gorgeous at the banquet: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDyG8jCK...y=kanamuramoto

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    This team is absolutely delightful! I have adopted them as one of my favorites!

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    So surprised and happy that Japan has such a promising pair. Kana is a star, and Chris seems to have a new bounce in his step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interspectator View Post
    So surprised and happy that Japan has such a promising pair. Kana is a star, and Chris seems to have a new bounce in his step.
    Yes, I feel like something clicks with him and her in a way it just didn't between him and Cathy. He and Cathy obviously really struggled technically but I think that just as crucially they struggled on some level to really connect with their programs/the audience and to emote. He's almost like a whole new skater with Kana.

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    One of my fave pairs from Boston! Am definitely a fan.

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    A fun interview with Kana and Chris. Nice to see him speaking in Japanese.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4j...E9%9B%86_sport



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