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    Yuna Shiraiwa

    Yuna Shiraiwa (Japanese: 白岩 優奈 Shiraiwa Yūna) is a Japanese ladies single figure skater. She was born on 26 November 2001 in Kyoto, Japan.

    She is the 2019 Junior Bavarian Open gold medalist, the 2018 and 2017 Asian Open silver medalist (it was a CS event in the 2018/19 season), the 2017 Asian Trophy silver medalist, and the 2018 Coupe du Printemps bronze medalist. Skating in the junior category, she is the 2019 Bavarian Open gold medalist, she winer of their two JGP assignments in the 2015/16 season (JGP Spain and JGP U.S) and finished within the top five at three World Junior Championships (4th in 2016 and 5th in 2017 and 2019). She is also a double Japanese Junior National silver medalist (2015 and 2016).

    She began skating inspired by Shizuka Arakawa's 2006 Olympic victory and is coached by Mie Hamada, Yamato Tamura and Haruko Okamoto.


    Biographical Information


    ISU Bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054589.htm

    Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuna_Shiraiwa

    Tracings.net entry
    http://tracings.net/shir-yuna.html

    Rinkresults.com entry
    http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=6266

    Social Media
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/_yuna_shiraiwa_/

    Last updated on 6 November 2019 by dorispulaski
    Previously updsted August 2019 by Mohacz





    Type Score Competition
    SP 63.77 ISU GP Helsinki 2018
    FS 127.69 ISU GP Helsinki 2018
    TS 191.46 ISU GP Helsinki 2018




    Type Score Competition
    SP 66.05 ISU GP Internationaux de France 2017
    FS 127.13 ISU GP Internationaux de France 2017
    TS 193.18 ISU GP Internationaux de France 2017

    Programs and Videos


    2019/2020
    SP: "Concertino Bianco" for Piano by Georg Pelecis; choreo by Stephane Lambiel, Benoit Richaud, Cathy Reed
    FS: "To Warm the World - Gerstein's Theme" by Armand Amar; "The Bishop's Complaint/The Train II" by Armand Amar; "The Train III" by Armand Amar; choreo by choreo by Stephane Lambiel, Benoit Richaud, Cathy Reed

    2019 Internationaux de France
    2018/2019
    SP: "All Aboard" by Club des Belugas; choreo. by Tom Dickson
    FS: "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky; choreo. by Tom Dickson
    Ex1: "Love Is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia
    Ex2: "Stupid Cupid" by Mandy Moore

    2019 World Junior Championship2019 Bavarian Open2018/19 Japanese Nationals2018 GP Helsinki2018 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy
    2017/2018
    SP: "La fille aux cheveux de lin" by Claude Debussy; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
    FS: "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky; choreo. by Tom Dickson
    Ex: "If My Friends Could See Me Now" (from Sweet Charity) performed by Christina Applegate

    2018 Coupe du Printemps2017/18 Japanese Nationals2017 GP Internationaux de France de Patinage2017 GP NHK Trophy2017 CS Finlandia Trophy2017 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy
    2016/2017
    SP: "I Got Rhythm" by George Gershwin performed by Nikki Yanofsky; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
    FS1: "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim ("Night Waltz" / "Send in the Clowns" / "Night Waltz"); choreo. by Tom Dickson
    FS2: "Notre-Dame de Paris" by Riccardo Cocciante ("Le Temps des cathédrales" (The Age of the Cathedrals) / "Les Sans-papiers" (The Refugees) / "Vivre" (To Live)); choreo. by Cathy Reed
    Ex: "Titanium" performed by Madilyn Paige

    2017 World Junior Championship2016/17 Japanese Nationals2016/17 Japanese Junior Nationals47th JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter, Dresden2016 JGP Cup of Mordovia, Saransk
    2015/2016
    SP: "Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen; choreo. by Cathy Reed
    FS: "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim ("Night Waltz" / "Send in the Clowns" / "Night Waltz"); choreo. by Tom Dickson
    Ex: "Defying Gravity" (from "Wicked") performed by Idina Menzel

    2016 World Junior Championship2016 Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer2015/16 Japanese Nationals2015/16 JGP Final2015/19 Japanese Junior Nationals2015 JGP Logrono, Spain2015 JGP Colorado Springs, USA
    2014/2015
    SP: no information found
    FS: "Giselle" by Adolphe Adam

    COMPETITIVE HISTORY
    Rows in azure ---> Japanese domestic competitions

    Short program Free skating Total Score / Final Result
    Competition Score No Score No Score No
    2019/2020
    2019 Internationaux de France 63.12 7 98.59 10 161.71 9
    2018/2019
    2019 World Junior Championship 62.08 6 123.38 4 185.46 5
    2019 Bavarian Open 67.26 1 121.19 1 188.45 1
    2018/19 Japanese Nationals 59.99 12 123.17 9 183.16 9
    2018 GP Rostelecom Cup 60.35 5 120.58 4 180.93 5
    2018 GP Helsinki 63.77 2 127.69 5 191.46 4
    2018 Kinki Regional Championships 54.85 4 126.75 1 181.60 1
    2018 CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 55.35 6 115.39 4 170.74 5
    2018 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 54.47 4 118.54 1 173.01 2
    2017/2018
    2018 Coupe du Printemps 65.67 3 116.12 3 181.79 3
    2017/18 Japanese Nationals 63.33 8 128.36 7 191.69 9
    2017 GP Internationaux de France de Patinage 66.05 3 127.13 6 193.18 6
    2017 GP NHK Trophy 57.34 8 114.60 8 171.94 8
    2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 52.98 8 119.27 6 172.25 7
    2017 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 62.03 2 102.33 2 164.36 2
    2016/2017
    2017 World Junior Championship 62.96 5 111.42 5 174.38 5
    2016/17 Japanese Nationals 54.30 17 131.07 3 185.37 6
    2016/17 Japanese Junior Nationals 59.16 3 125.97 1 185.13 2
    2016 Western Sectionals 59.16 6 114.75 4 173.91 4
    47th JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter, Dresden 54.60 6 122.06 2 176.66 2
    2016 JGP Cup of Mordovia 59.02 3 110.65 4 169.67 4
    2015/2016
    2016 World Junior Championship 56.23 8 115.36 5 171.59 4
    2016 Youth Olympic Gamess 60.87 1 105.79 5 166.66 4
    2015/16 Japanese Nationals 61.92 6 124.41 5 186.33 5
    2015/16 JGP Final 60.68 5 113.14 5 173.82 5
    2015/19 Japanese Junior Nationals 62.77 2 121.39 2 184.16 2
    2015 Western Sectionals 57.37 4 112.17 2 169.54 2
    2015 JGP Logrono, Spain 62.51 3 124.29 1 186.80 1
    2015 JGP Colorado Springs, USA 56.26 5 108.24 1 164.50 1
    2014/2015
    2015 Bavarian Open 39.03 2 70.43 2 109.46 2
    2014/15 Japanese Junior Nationals 40.07 27 FNR 40.07 27
    2014/15 Japanese Novice Nationals - - 85.61 4 85.61 4
    2014 Kinki Regionals - - 86.77 2 86.77 2
    2013/2014
    2013/14 Japanese Novice Nationals - - 75.88 5 75.88 5
    2013/14 Kinki Regionals - - 68.74 3 68.74 3

    Shows and Galas

    2017 Dreams on Ice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqwGHN1TaS0

    Articles, Interviews and Other Media

    13 January 2019 - Yuna Shiraiwa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvjiomT_pZA
    12 November 2017 - Akiko's room Rika HONGO & Yuna SHIRAIWA interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxrWqQF5yQo
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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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    Yuna is currently sixth at 2015 Japanese Nationals with a score of 61.92 (35.49, 26.43)

    She was the very first skater and remained in first place even after three groups of skaters!

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    Yuna did a clean skate at YOG and is in 1st in SP! 60.87 (35.44,25.43)

    IMO low PCS, so she'll probably need to have perfect TES to beat Tsurskaya tomorrow.

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    I'm so happy for her, she's so lovely. I hope she'll skate a clean free program, no matter the outcome.

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    Yay! I follow her since I watched her long program in Logroño, his 3S3Lo combination is huge I hope she keeps this position for tomorrow, but a podium would be great too. Here a picture of her and Yamato https://twitter.com/absoluteskating/...564097?lang=es

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    Yuna has been so solid this season! And I think she's been a touch underscored in some comps and when I first saw her score come here I thought the same, I even thought she might end up out of the top 3 after the SP but then everything else happened and she's in the lead! I really hope she does well tomorrow too.

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