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    Kaori Sakamoto

    Kaori Sakamoto (坂本花織) is a Ladies' figure skater who represents Japan. She was born Apr 9, 2000 in Kobe, Japan.

    She is coached by Sonoko Nakano and Mitsuko Graham and is choreographed by Benoit Richaud. She trains in Hyogo but considers Kobe her hometown. Kaori started skating in 2004 and likes swimming and making origami when she is not skating.

    Kaori is the 2018 Four Continents champion, the 2017 Japanese silver medalist, the 2017 Skate America silver medalist, the 2017 Junior World bronze medalist, the 2016 Junior GPF bronze medalist, the 2016 Japanese junior champion, and the 2015 Japanese silver medalist.

    Biographical information
    ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014151.htm
    Wikipedia page: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaori_Sakamoto
    Olympic profile: https://www.olympic.org/kaori-sakamoto

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    Programs

    2018-2019 season
    SP: From My First Moment by Charlotte Church
    FS: The Piano (soundtrack) by Michael Nyman

    2018 ISU GP Skate America
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G3R1WYS8R4

    2018 Japan Open
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=k9gYrS6zU7k

    2018 ISU CS Lombardia Trophy
    SP:
    FS:

    2017-2018 season
    SP:
    FS:

    2018 ISU 4CC
    SP:
    FS:

    2018 Japanese National Championships
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz-z7xRC070
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb-LfU1BLwQ

    2017 ISU GP Skate America
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSsEgUMnYUA
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5l1MtnAtGs)

    2017 ISU GP Rostelecom Cup
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oXvMhXikpw
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM5lyKFJrY4

    2017 ISU CS US International Classic
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoJM8vD8NnY
    FS: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CSrkay_MtY

    2017 Asian Open Trophy
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aauzbmY0aZ0
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yZ0hODghGM

    2015-2016 season
    SP:
    FS:



    2013-2014 season
    SP
    FS

    2013 ISU JGP Czech Republic
    SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4JjF-712FE
    FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnY042BMf24

    Competitive History

    2017-2018:
    2018 Winter Olympics: 6
    2018 ISU Four Continents Championships: 1
    2018 Japanese National Championships: 2
    2017 Skate America: 2
    2017 Rostelecom Cup: 5
    2017 US International Classic: 4
    2017 Asian Open Trophy: 1

    2016-2017:
    2017 Junior World Championships: 3 (SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmZ44pNqUOo, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1-FCvtUDpI)
    2017 Japanese National Championships: 7 (SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVCw7ac0ZVA, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tg4ZAE2dSE)
    2016 Junior Grand Prix Final: 3 (SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hFwrmAYDvc, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raQ73ShcBcA)
    2016 Junior Grand Prix, Japan: 1 (SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or22n0HTqmM, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMfF9ZgjgKI)
    2016 Junior Grand Prix, France: 2 (SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cJ83IHxbl4, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcRZeFJ4-TY)

    2015-2016:
    2016 Youth Olympic Games: 6 (SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcxMivGbqv4, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54nbO07gV0Y)
    2016 Japanese Nationals: 13 (no videos found)
    2015 Junior Grand Prix Copernicus Stars: 4 (no videos found)
    2015 Junior Grand Prix, Latvia: 2 (SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkZE5TlxB0g, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6nyXUPjQec)
    2015 Asian Open Trophy: 3 (SP: not found, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr2n1B0Qe5U)

    2014-2015:
    2015 Junior World Championships: 6 (SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq9zDp7pRlI, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixkMkjwELpY)
    2015 Japanese Nationals: 6 (no videos found)
    2014 Junior Grand Prix, Japan: 7 (SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9cz-YDHDkw, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWzf5LZZz5g)

    2013-2014:
    2014 International Challenge Trophy: 1 Juniors
    2014 Japanese Nationals: 14
    2013 Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic: 6 (SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4JjF-712FE, FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnY042BMf24)
    2013 Asian Open Trophy: 1 Juniors

    2012-2013:
    2013 Japanese Junior Nationals: 9
    2013 Japanese Novice Nationals: 1

    Articles and Interviews

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/...oto-shine-ice/
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    Congratz Kaori with her silver medal! Her jumps very solid and huge.

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    she improved a lot this season.
    she looks to have more power, stable and skating skills is nice.

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    Congratulations on winning the Junior National title for the first time!

    Her jumps are so so so huge with great speed and power. I'm looking forward to see Kaori at Junior Grand Prix Final!

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    I want to revive this thread, congratulations to Kaori for JWC bronze and outstanding programs . Her jumps are to die for and she improved so much this season.
    Good luck in Seniors next year!

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    I love her jumps and speed!

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    Congrats to Kaori! I was more happy for her than other medalists Me too, I really love the way she jumps!

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    beautiful skate! beautiful skater!

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    Kaori's 3F is the best in the field :D

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    Many many congrats to Kaori for winning the bronze medal at JWC! Very solid two clean skates, esp. not breaking down on pressure to skate the dead last in the Free!

    I echo every comments above; her jumps and speed are to die for! What I do love more, however, is she's improved in the area of presentation and skating itself so much every time I saw her at competitions. Mai Mihara in this regard, too. Just amaging and a joy to watch skaters from Team Kobe this season. Kudos to skaters and their coaches Sonoko Nakano and Mitsuko Graham!

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    I really love Kaori jumps, so powerful and soft, her presentation is improving too!!

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    Kaori was one of my favourites this season. Her explosive jumps, incredible speed, good energy, and her smile are all things to fall in love with. I'm so excited to see her next season.

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    Congrats Kaori for bronze medal!
    She was flying over the ice with those big jumps, great performance.

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    She has jumps that many senior men would die for. She's said many times that Akiko Suzuki is her inspiration. I'm sure her presentation will continue to improve. I look forward to seeing her in the senior circuit next season.

    She is also a very funny and charming girl off the ice.

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    Kaori's new FS "Ameli" choreographed by Benoît Richaud
    https://youtu.be/CNTzCYiYNKM

    I actually went to see Dreams on Ice, and loved her program most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeko666 View Post
    Kaori's new FS "Ameli" choreographed by Benoît Richaud
    https://youtu.be/CNTzCYiYNKM

    I actually went to see Dreams on Ice, and loved her program most.
    ahhh lucky you!!! i love the program a lot too

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    Kaori's new SP filmed by @boredjdc on Twitter (reposted with permission) - https://twitter.com/boredjdc/status/893427401291579392

    I absolutely love it, they've found music that suits her down to the ground, and the 2A on the music is my absolute favourite!!

    Score: 36.70 + 27.00 = 63.70 - rank 1 after SP (Yuna Shiraiwa is just over 1 point behind).

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneFlutzAway View Post
    Kaori's new SP filmed by @boredjdc on Twitter (reposted with permission) - https://twitter.com/boredjdc/status/893427401291579392

    I absolutely love it, they've found music that suits her down to the ground, and the 2A on the music is my absolute favourite!!

    Score: 36.70 + 27.00 = 63.70 - rank 1 after SP (Yuna Shiraiwa is just over 1 point behind).
    Totally agree - great choice of music and choreography for her, and I see what you mean about that 2A right on the music...!

    Wow. An instant favourite.

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    Kaori's SP on YouTube (choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto)
    https://youtu.be/aauzbmY0aZ0

    FS
    https://youtu.be/WkLeAl6UBhU

    EX "Moonlight Sonata"
    https://youtu.be/qBEL52j5ExI

    I'm so glad to see her mature as a performer .

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    Kaori scored 201.15 points in a local competition. Some footage from the 10 second to 30 second mark in the following video:

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x645wki

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