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    Yuka Nagai

    Japanese figure skater Yuka Nagai (永井 優香 Nagai Yūka) was born on November 30, 1998, in Tokyo, Japan.

    Hher skating is lovely and although she is prone to popping her jumps, when she lands them they are beautiful!

    ISU bio : http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013843.htm

    Icenetwork bio: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/yuka_nagai

    Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuka_Nagai

    Tracings entry: http://tracings.net/naga-yuka.html


    Personal Best Total Score
    172.92
    Skate Canada 2015
    Personal Best Score Short Program
    63.35
    Skate Canada 2015
    Personal Best Score Free Skating
    111.15
    ISU Four Continents Championships 2015


    2015-2016
    SP Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 In D Minor, Op. 30: III. Finale (choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto)
    FS August's Rhapsody (from August Rush) by Mark Mancina

    Test Skate
    SP

    Ondrej Nepela Trophy
    SP | FS


    Skate Canada
    SP | FS

    2014-15
    SP East of Eden soundtrack by Lee Holdridge
    FS "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" by Camille Saint-Saëns

    Junior Grand Prix in Aichi 2014:
    SP | FS

    Junior Grand Prix in Ljubljana 2014:
    SP | FS

    Junior Grand Prix Final 2014:
    SP | FS

    Japanese Nationals 2015:
    SP | FS

    4CC 2015:
    SP | FS

    Junior Worlds 2015:
    SP | FS

    2013-14
    SP Violin concerto by Tchaikovsky
    FS "Violin Muse" by Ikuko Kawai, based on "Two Chaconnes" by Johann Sebastian Bach

    Junior Grand Prix in Riga 2013:
    SP | FS

    2012-13
    SP Notes: "Liebesträume" by Franz Liszt
    FS Notes: "Polovtsian Dances" from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin

    Junior Asian Figure Skating Trophy 2012
    SP | FS

    Junior Grand Prix in Austria 2012:
    SP | FS



    Competition History



    Other Articles and Videos

    Interview with Yuka and Satoko Miyahara and Sota Yamamoto at 2012 Asian Figure Skating Trophy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M23zDKL4MR8

    Interview August 2012 by TSL (a Japanese show)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZV4VGrCI4g

    June 2015 After getting two GP assignments this year (Skate Canada and Rostelecom Cup), Yuka's moved up to JSF's special class athletes (together with Asada Mao and Imai Haruka):
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...059-dal-spospo

    Aug 30, 2014 Ted Barton has a quick interview with Japanese Skater Yuka Nagai and her Coach Megamu Seki at the ISU 2014 Grand Prix in Ljubljana
    (In English and Japanese)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-0me56x2D0

    Icenetwork Report on 2014-15 JGPF credits Yuka as being the most balletic junior lady at the JGPF
    "Junior skaters in fine form on opening day in Spain"
    Posted 12/11/14 by Jean-Christophe Berlot
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...g-day-in-spain

    Icenetwork Report on 2014 JGP Slovenia
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...ns-in-slovenia
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...t-jgp-slovenia

    Japan Times Report on JGP Japan (Aichi) 2014
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2.../#.VYRugWrD_MI
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    I find her skating very pretty. Is she moving up the GP next year?

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    Finally there is a thread of Yuka!
    I really love to watch her. She is pretty and also has very strong legs to jump. I like her SP this season which was choreographed by Shae-Lynn Bourne.


    It's really a pity that she usually pops one or two jumps in her LP so that she cannot get onto the podium in big competition. I don't skate a lot myself but is that kind of habit or something?

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    A thread for Yuka! Yes! I love her lines on ice and her figure/stature and expression really helps in making her skating look elegant. She's moving up to seniors next year and I hope she overcomes her habit of popping jumps. She seems like she has very weak mentality when it comes to competitions and/or doesn't have a lot of confidence which is why she always ends up popping her jumps. But when she makes it work--like her SP in JGPF last year-- she's just gorgeous on ice.

    (And I know she didn't rank too high at Jr Worlds this year but I really wanted to see her at the gala--she had a very beautiful EX dress during JP Nats and I wanted to see it again!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fer View Post
    I like her SP this season which was choreographed by Shae-Lynn Bourne.
    I didn't know it was choreographed by Shae-Lynn! I do know she chose East of Eden because she is a huge Tatsuki fan. ^^
    Last edited by juuryokunashi; 03-08-2015 at 03:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juuryokunashi View Post
    A thread for Yuka! Yes! I love her lines on ice and her figure/stature and expression really helps in making her skating look elegant. She's moving up to seniors next year
    I've been wondering if Yuka will move up senior next year...so this is confirmed? She's been doing junior for a couple of years, and finally this is more like a breaking-through year for her. It's a pity she didn't do that well at junior world, but I also read that it seems she was having pain with her foot/legs?, as reported by JPN news. Hope it's nothing serious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juuryokunashi View Post
    I didn't know it was choreographed by Shae-Lynn! I do know she chose East of Eden because she is a huge Tatsuki fan. ^^
    She is a Tatsuki fan? Wow that's great.
    Here is a short interview of her and her coach. I know the choreographer from it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-0me56x2D0

    She has been sent to 4cc already so I guess she will go to senior next season?
    Last edited by Fer; 03-08-2015 at 09:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohkaix View Post
    I've been wondering if Yuka will move up senior next year...so this is confirmed? She's been doing junior for a couple of years, and finally this is more like a breaking-through year for her. It's a pity she didn't do that well at junior world, but I also read that it seems she was having pain with her foot/legs?, as reported by JPN news. Hope it's nothing serious!
    I think she would? She wouldn't have been sent to 4CC this year if she isn't moving up to seniors next season. Her injury was even before the start of 4CC and I think even after her SP in Jr Worlds I saw her hobbling a bit just when she was getting off the ice. I hope she recuperates to full health and get ready for the next season. ^^

    Quote Originally Posted by Fer View Post
    She is a Tatsuki fan? Wow that's great.
    Here is a short interview of her and her coach. I know the choreographer from it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-0me56x2D0
    She's a Tatsuki fan. Haha I just don't remember the source now, but I've seen it on TV/features and I couldn't remember what news program it was from (or if it was from a magazine interview). Thanks for the link! I'll check it out.

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    It is confirmed from the broadcasting of 'Fantasy on Ice Shizuoka' today that Yuka will move to senior for the upcoming season.
    Her new SP can be viewed here: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 In D Minor, Op. 30: III. Finale (may be choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBKCjOwQs_Y

    She seems a bit nervous while performing. Hope she'll get better with the program through the season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohkaix View Post
    It is confirmed from the broadcasting of 'Fantasy on Ice Shizuoka' today that Yuka will move to senior for the upcoming season.
    Her new SP can be viewed here: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 In D Minor, Op. 30: III. Finale (may be choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBKCjOwQs_Y

    She seems a bit nervous while performing. Hope she'll get better with the program through the season!
    I really like Yuka's style and big jumps when she doesn't pop them. Good luck to her in the senior circuit. I wonder if she'll skate to her FS at DOI.

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    After getting two GP assignments this year (Skate Canada and Rostelecom Cup), Yuka's moved up to JSF's special class athletes (together with Asada Mao and Imai Haruka):

    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...000059-dal-spo

    Best of luck to Yuka!

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    I have put what I know about Yuka into her OP. She is a lovely skater, isn't she?

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    thanks doris! she is lovely indeen but i hope she will stop popping and be more confident!

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    Seems like Yuka changed her SP to Madame Butterfly (choreo by Kenji). At least it's not her FS
    And her FS is August's Rhapsody (choreo by Shae-Lynn). I believe it's a movie soundtrack from "August's Rush".
    I've never heard of the movie or the music before but I guess it's this?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opS_Dmm15tY

    I think she skated to her new FS today at PIW Tokyo (with the usual popped jumps...)
    She's becoming quite beautiful

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    @mikaboo, she is so lovely! Thank you for sharing.
    I just found a twitter about her today’s costume. Isn’t she sweet? (but popped jumps isn't good ...)
    http://twitter.com/tarako_ishi/statu...756097/photo/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikaboo View Post
    And her FS is August's Rhapsody (choreo by Shae-Lynn). I believe it's a movie soundtrack from "August's Rush".
    I've never heard of the movie or the music before but I guess it's this?[/URL]
    Yes, that's the song. I highly recommend the movie. It's the piece from this particular scene
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG-PXr7sces

    Kind of like a modern East of Eden so she will definitely pull it off.
    Last edited by ioanna; 07-17-2015 at 09:53 AM.

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