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    Sota Yamamoto

    Sōta Yamamoto (Japanese: 山本 草太) was born 10 January 2000 in Kishiwada, Osaka, Japan. Yamamoto is a Japanese figure skater. He is the 2014–15 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist and 2015 World Junior Championships bronze medalist.

    Are there any Sota fan here?

    Sota Yamamoto is the 2015 Worlds Jr Bronze medalist. Congratulations!

    Sota's new SP for 2015-16!!, as seen at Dreams on Ice 2015.


    May 2016 Update by mikaboo



    Biographical Information

    ISU Bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013831.htm

    Ice Network Bio: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/sota_yamamoto

    JSF Bio: http://skatingjapan.or.jp/national/d...athlete_id=329

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C5%8Dta_Yamamoto

    Tracings entry: http://www.tracings.net/yama-sota.html


    Social Media

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/so_ta0110

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sota0110/


    Personal Best Total Score 232.42 ISU JGP Copernicus Stars 2015
    Personal Best Score Short Program 76.14 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2014/15
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 157.26 ISU JGP Copernicus Stars 2015


    Competition Results and Videos


    Competition SP FP Overall Gala
    Pos Score Pos Score Pos Score
    2015-2016 Season
    SP Poeta by Vicente Amigo; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
    FS Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
    2016 Winter Youth Olympics 1 73.07
    FanCam1
    FanCam2
    FanCam3
    3 142.45 1 215.52
    Japan National Figure Skating Championships 2015 11 62.92 5 152.23 6 215.15 X
    ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2015/2016 3 72.85 4 132.46 3 205.31
    Japan National Junior Figure Skating Championships 2015 1 70.42 1 142.98 1 213.40
    ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Copernicus Stars 2015 1 75.16 1 157.26 1 232.42
    ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Colorado Springs 2015 2 65.11 3 138.57 3 203.68 Medal Ceremony
    2014-2015 Season
    SP Piano Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninov; choreo. by Yuko Hongo
    FS Lorelei by Raúl di Blasio; choreo. by Yuko Hongo
    ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2015 7 69.99 3 145.46 3 215.45 Medal Ceremony
    X
    Japan National Figure Skating Championships 2014 7 67.19 6 139.61 6 206.80
    ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2014/2015 1 76.14 3 136.98 3 213.12
    Japan National Junior Figure Skating Championships 2014 2 67.81 1 134.69
    News
    2 210.72
    ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2014 2 66.42 2 136.28 2 202.70
    ISU JGP Courchevel 2014 3 65.66 2 130.14 2 195.80 X
    2013-2014 Season
    SP Tenchijin by Michiru Oshima; choreo. by Yuko Hongo
    FS Lorelei by Raúl di Blasio; choreo. by Yuko Hongo
    Coupe du Printemps 2014 1 65.24 1 112.71 1 177.95
    Japan National Figure Skating Championships 2013 11 65.90 19 104.72 14 170.62
    Japan National Junior Figure Skating Championships 2013 3 62.28 10 103.82 5 166.10
    ISU JGP Riga Cup 2013 11 56.15 12 100.08 11 156.23
    2012-2013 Season
    FS Soundtracks from "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" by Randy Edelman
    Triglav Trophy 2013 1 45.20 1 76.49 1 121.69
    Japan National Junior Figure Skating Championships 2012 11 47.32 4 112.29
    News
    4 159.61
    Asian Figure Skating Trophy 2012 1 39.78
    Photos
    1 2 3 4
    2 72.04 2 111.82 Interview
    2011-2012 Season
    Triglav Trophy 2012 1 42.00
    Photos
    1 2 3
    1 69.41
    Photos
    1 2 3 4 5
    1 111.41 Podium
    Awards
    1 2
    Japan National Junior Figure Skating Championships 2011 14 41.62 10 90.98 11 132.60


    Ice Show Videos


    Event
    Program
    Nagoya Figure Skating Festival 2016 Poeta by Vincente Amigo
    Dreams on Ice 2015 Poeta by Vincente Amigo
    Nagoya Figure Skating Festival 2015 Love Theme by Joseph Calleja
    The ICE 2014 Piano Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninov
    World Team Trophy Gala 2013 Thunderbirds by Barry Gray


    Videos of other competitions

    2016 High School Championships
    FS highlights & Interview: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/sports/skate...501/index.html

    2015 Junior High School Championships
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58IB6PnjTaM

    2014 Junior High School Championships
    SP highlights: https://youtu.be/0dS7wSRT5Ng?t=39s
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi2C0ZvWnrM


    Articles

    Yamamoto chosen as JOC's "Next Symbol Athlete" - March 29, 2016
    http://www.joc.or.jp/news/detail.html?id=7334
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    Sota Yamamoto: broken ankle - March 14, 2016
    http://jwc2016debrecen.hu/en/sota-ya...-broken-ankle/

    Interview after JGP Colorado Springs - October 15/16, 2015
    Part 1: http://sports.yahoo.co.jp/column/det...0130004-spnavi
    Translation
    Part 2: http://sports.yahoo.co.jp/column/det...0130006-spnavi
    Translation

    Sota Yamamoto sets sights on Junior World title - August 29, 2015
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2015/08/sota-yamamoto/

    Pigeon Post - Team Nagakubo interview after 2015 Summer Cup - August 9/10, 2015
    http://pigeon-post.net/interviews/20...mNAGAKUBO.html
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    Other miscellaneous info. & fun videos

    Costume designer for Poeta and Piano Concerto (2015-2016)
    http://www.mu-costume.com/profile-mucostume.html

    Shoma and Sota on the cover of World Figure Skating Magazine NEXT (Special Edition) - April 2015
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71ISohQt5XL.jpg

    Sota getting lessons from Nobunari Oda
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSqW2erO5lY
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlQYLm17XyA
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    Quote Originally Posted by umeko_yur1tasukee View Post
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    Sota Yamamoto 2015 Worlds Jr Bronze medalist. Congrats!
    I am. I think Sota has a large upside and showed at Jr. Worlds that he could be steady when others had faltered. He also appears to have quite a personality; there is so much "boy" in him. He has been often compared to his idol Yuzuru, and it is not hard for me to see why. And from a video I saw, the link of which I had posted in the TJ fanfest thread, he has already landed a quad in practice. Just turned 15 btw two months ago.

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    I like him.
    Following his progress with interest.

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    I like him too! First noticed him on the JGP circuit this season. He and Shoma are so adorable together.

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    I thought his EX today was very nice! Link The spread-eagle bit was just like Yuzuru's SP hahah.

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    Just when I thought my stanning of Team Japan junior men would (and should) stop with Shoma, Sota comes along. ~_~ I love the kid.

    I however can't wait for the time when he gets out of the 'he's just like Yuzuru' comparisons because I believe he'll be able to develop his own skating style and technique, especially now that he's getting more media attention, and, more than likely, better funding from the JSF due to his showing this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juuryokunashi View Post
    Just when I thought my stanning of Team Japan junior men would (and should) stop with Shoma, Sota comes along. ~_~ I love the kid.

    I do however can't wait for the time when he gets out of the 'he's just like Yuzuru' comparisons because I believe he'll be able to develop his own skating style and technique, especially now that he's getting more media attention, and, more than likely, better funding from the JSF due to his showing this season.
    He gets the comparison (as Shoma does with Daisuke) because of he is such fan-boy. Which is very cute.
    But yes, I actually see him going along a different path in his skating. I like his cheeriness. I like his speed.

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    Here is Sota, encouraging Shoma. What nice kids. https://twitter.com/you_he_bar/statu...02479075848192

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    Kurt in CBC said that Sota jumped to Yuzuru's closet and took one of his costumes

    I really , really enjoyed Sota exhibition program. I see a lot potential in him. Let's wait and see when he will get quad in competition.

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    Sota does remind me of Yuzuru! I see a future World Champion in him too, along with Shoma :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    Here is Sota, encouraging Shoma. What nice kids. https://twitter.com/you_he_bar/statu...02479075848192
    Sota is like a Shoma fan boy sometimes.

    Now I can't wait to watch Sota improve. So much potential. I especially like his jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakabuno View Post
    I think he needs to project more and also some better choreography (and costumes)
    I like his costumes. This sort of costumes is why I love watching figure skating. Normal rules don't apply, and he does look good in them.

    He's so very young but enjoyable to watch. I hope he'll keep improving and realize all that potential.
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    While I hardly regard myself as a fan of Sota yet, I think you would ejony this gif which I think is one of the funniest moments in the Junior World Championships 2015.

    Sota can join to a boy band

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    Quote Originally Posted by inside edges View Post
    Well, he's got the attitude!

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    That moment came at Japan Nationals too so I was waiting for it .

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