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    Koshiro Shimada

    Koshiro Shimada (島田 高志郎 Shimada Kōshirō, born September 11, 2001) is a Japanese figure skater. He is the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist and has won three other medals at the ISU Junior Grand Prix series (silver at the 2018 JGP Austria, two bronze at the 2016 JGP France & 2018 JGP Slovenia). Shimada has relocated to Switzerland for training. Coach Stephane Lambiel is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist and 2005 & 2006 World Champion, competing for Switzerland.

    ISU bio

    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014685.htm


    Personal Best Score
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    Personal Best Total Score 220.45 ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2018
    Personal Best Score Short Program 74.78 ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2018
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 145.67 ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2018

    Programs

    2018-19
    SP: Adios by Benjamin Clementine
    FS: Winter in Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla

    2017-18
    SP: Pina OST by Jun Miyake
    FS: W.E. OST by Abel Korzeniowski

    2016-17
    SP: Art on Ice by Edvin Marton
    FS: Romeo & Juliet OST by Craig Armstrong

    Fun facts about Koshiro:
    He's from Okayama prefecture like Daisuke Takahashi and Keiji Tanaka.
    He's coached by Hiroshi Nagakubo's old partner.
    He won novice nationals the same year as Wakaba Higuchi, he won in his first year novice A!

    His JSF profile
    Novice Nationals 2013
    The next year he lost novice nats to Sena Miyake
    December 2014 interview
    2014 EX
    Bratislava JGP: SP FS
    Zagreb JGP: SP FS
    December 2015 interview
    2015 Senior Nats SP

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    Quote Originally Posted by malo42 View Post
    Ah, this is where he shows his phone to the camera and tells the interviewers he sent Tatsuki Machida a text to congratulate him for his Skate America win and got a reply from him, returning the compliments for Koshiro. He's very proud of the fact that they sometimes text each other.

    Thank you for starting the thread, malo42. First you started Tatsuki's, and now Koshiro's. I think this deserves a cute pic of both and another one with Mai Mihara and Kaori Sakamoto.

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    It made me very happy to see that Koshiro is a Machida fan and it made me like him even more! I hope in the future maybe Tatsuki can choreograph a program for him.

    He's a really great little performer and his FS this season shows that. I hope in the coming seasons he gets programs that showcase his performance ability. I also hope he improves his flip... I think I've mentioned it before but I'm more concerned about that than I am a 3A for him right now since he's still so young.

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    Can't he go to JW??? I read that somewhere I think.
    If it is true, it will be soooo disappointing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hailey Shin View Post
    Can't he go to JW??? I read that somewhere I think.
    If it is true, it will be soooo disappointing
    Unfortunately he wasnt selected for JW but at least we will see him at YOG!
    And thanks for starting the thread, i wanted to but couldnt be sure he is the best thing during this year's JGP for me and one of the highlights of the season he is so awesome and cute, and seems like have great guide like Tatsuki beside him

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    Koshiro's Happy Feet exhibition is missing from his thread.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66StewVvJPg

    I wonder where he took that idea from
    https://youtu.be/lvTBKjH4vmw?t=55s

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    I must admit that Koshiro passed under my radar until I read a comment about how this 14 year old feels "Tosca" deep in his soul. A 14 year old ?! So I checked his SP at the last JN, and so it was. And now I learned he is a Tatsuki fanboy so ...

    I found him naturally expressive and long-limbed which augur well for his presentation scores. Hope he will be guided well as to the development of his jumps. Go Koshiro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    I found him naturally expressive and long-limbed which augur well for his presentation scores. Hope he will be guided well as to the development of his jumps. Go Koshiro!
    yeah, he is very expressive except when he is busy smiling at his mistakes during his programs, does it remind you of someone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    yeah, he is very expressive except when he is busy smiling at his mistakes during his programs, does it remind you of someone?
    It does indeed. Another young Japanese skater stealing his way to my heart. Sigh!

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    still no video of his LP from nationals but i found junior nationals LP video, i dont remember watching it so here it is (i think i would remember seeing crying Koshiro if it was posted )
    http://japanskating.com/2015/11/29/36/
    his joy is so infectious so it made me teary seeing him cry after his skate, you did good my little Chaplin

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    still no video of his LP from nationals but i found junior nationals LP video, i dont remember watching it so here it is (i think i would remember seeing crying Koshiro if it was posted )
    http://japanskating.com/2015/11/29/36/
    his joy is so infectious so it made me teary seeing him cry after his skate, you did good my little Chaplin
    Oh what a precious video! Thanks for the link matmuh. Koshiro skates with his heart on his sleeve which adds to the emotional impact of his performance. And I too was touched by his tears at the K & C.

    Incidentally you are becoming one of my bellwethers as to who among the juniors to watch out for.
    Last edited by Maria Victoria; 01-15-2016 at 10:37 PM. Reason: Remove excess phrase

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    i found junior nationals LP video
    Isn't he adorable! It seems like the flip is his nemesis jump, so he shouldn't mess up the short as much next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    Oh what a precious video! Thanks for the link matmuh. Koshiro skates with his heart on his sleeve which adds to the emotional impact of his performance. And I too was touched by his tears at the K & C.

    Incidentally you are becoming one of my bellwethers as to who among the juniors to watch out for.
    really? i will do my best! juniors are so precious, after watching Koshiro's LP yesteday i realized it again, amount of pressure they are under at such young age and handling it is amazing, most kids just wants to go out and play with friends, thats why i respect youngsters a lot!
    on another note, Koshiro was at NYOI show today and seems like he was trying to be "sexy", i am so curious how it was

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    really? i will do my best! juniors are so precious, after watching Koshiro's LP yesteday i realized it again, amount of pressure they are under at such young age and handling it is amazing, most kids just wants to go out and play with friends, thats why i respect youngsters a lot!
    I agree. I wish all of them well. Even if they don't make the breakthrough in senior competition, I hope the discipline they have imbibed from FS will help them in their life endeavors and enterprises.

    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    on another note, Koshiro was at NYOI show today and seems like he was trying to be "sexy", i am so curious how it was
    Like you I am curious (very) to see how Koshiro fared in trying (the operative word I am sure) to be sexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    still no video of his LP from nationals but i found junior nationals LP video, i dont remember watching it so here it is (i think i would remember seeing crying Koshiro if it was posted )
    http://japanskating.com/2015/11/29/36/
    his joy is so infectious so it made me teary seeing him cry after his skate, you did good my little Chaplin
    Yes! I haven't seen this before, thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by inloveagain View Post
    Isn't he adorable! It seems like the flip is his nemesis jump, so he shouldn't mess up the short as much next season.
    It so is. Next season should be better but I'd also like to see him conquer the flip!

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    New article on Koshiro and my attempt at translating it.
    http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASJ245K4WJ24UTQP019.html

    Koshiro Shimada longing for the power of expressiveness of Takahashi and Machida

    I want to become expressive. "When the camera focuses on me I'm not standing upright and I get self conscious". The generation of juniors can bring comfortable skating and rich expressiveness. It all started in his home town with his mother, at the age of 6. They went to the skating rink of Matsuyama city. "Although I had practiced sports before, the rink gave me a feeling of curiosity." He was completely absorbed into skating and having fun. He then moved with his mother to Okayama. He chose Okayama because it was the place where Daisuke Takahashi and Tatsuki Machida were brought up: "I was longing for their fascinating performances". Even now, he is still watching videos of Takahashi winning the bronze medal at the Vancouver Olympics.

    This season he has matured and achieved a carefree skating style. He has even challenged the triple axel. He was second at the High School National Championships in February. At the rink were Sena Miyake and many other rivals. In the past year, he has grown 10 centimeters. He is still growing. His voice has also started to change. He is still 14 years old and will further improve.

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    Koshiro’s interview in Quadruple 2016+Plus, translated by always awesome ohlovesosweet, i missed his cute face hopefully we will see his ice show performances this summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by matmuh View Post
    Koshiro’s interview in Quadruple 2016+Plus, translated by always awesome ohlovesosweet, i missed his cute face hopefully we will see his ice show performances this summer
    I wonder how bad his injury was and where he injured himself. I had very little knowledge about novice skaters at the time but I did notice that I didn't hear his name for most of the season in 2014-2015. I'm glad he's okay now And I didn't know he's had Tosca for 3 seasons

    I hope Koshiro does well at the JGP selection meet in June. My understanding is that the TJ men couldn't secure many spots at JGP for next season so it's going to be tough on all of the junior boys.

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    This reminded me of someone's performance (Vertigo)
    Koshiro Shimada MOI Japanese Nationals EX 2015

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    I'm wondering why Koshiro wearing such a ballerina-like costume?

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