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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.

    Fun facts about Koshiro:
    He's from Okayama prefecture like Daisuke Takahashi and Keiji Tanaka.
    He was originally 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!



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

    Wikipedia entry
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koshiro_Shimada

    Japanese Skating federation profile
    https://skatingjapan.or.jp/figure/pl...%2B9GHYa6K4%3D


    Update by dorispulaski - December 2019

    Personal Best Score
    new ISU Scoring System
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00014685.htm


    Type Score Event Event category
    Total 220.45 ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2018 Junior Men
    SP 75.98 ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019 Senior Men
    SP Technical 40.89 ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2018 Junior Men
    SP Component 37.26 ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019 Senior Men
    FS 145.67 ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2018 Junior Men
    FS Technical 74.74 ISU GP Skate America 2019 Senior Men
    FS Component 74.56 ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019 Senior Men




    Historical Personal Bests

    Total 203.29 ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016 Junior Men
    SP 70.48 ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016 Junior Men
    SP Technical 37.05 ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016 Junior Men
    SP Component 33.43 ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016 Junior Men
    FS 132.81 ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016 Junior Men
    FS Technical 66.59 ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016 Junior Men
    FS Component 67.22 ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016 Junior Men


    Programs and Videos


    2019-20

    SP: "Stay" by Oliver Tompsett; choreo by Sarah Dolan
    FS: The Artist soundtrack; choreo by Stephane Lambiel

    2019 Japanese Nationals SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kf4aaz8vdU

    2019 Nebelhorn SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF_mqrMYa6Q
    2019 Nebelhorn FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpzhg3c3Zjc

    2019 Japan Open FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgzkJFLPkjs

    2018-19

    SP: "Adios" by Benjamin Clementine
    FS: "Winter in Buenos Aires" by Astor Piazzolla

    2019 Junior World Championships SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0-rjF1XH00
    2019 Junior World Championships FS + Interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z81uSJYasUM
    2019 Junior World Championships FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFYbLfnJ25A

    2018-19 Japanese Nationals SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLJBcKV9ReI
    2018-19 Japanese Nationals FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqa9ZOr9ILg

    2018 Junior Japanese Nationals SP+Interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn0LstmdcEY
    2018 Junior Japanese Nationals FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLsVv2a0MFo

    2018 JGPF SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KnYqaU2g8Y
    2018 JGPF FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91hxpnXWAOU

    2018 JGP Linz SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puOWSIeg0ec
    2018 JGP Linz FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oixD9jk_5W4

    2018 JGP Ljubljana SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4VEpMmpKk4
    2018 JGP Ljubljana FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVg2WH5a5lg

    2017-18

    SP: Pina soundtrack by Jun Miyake
    FS: W.E. soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski

    2017 JGP Zagreb SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2C_59EgAYY
    2017 JGP Zagreb FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObECk6E5AII

    2017 JGP Gdansk SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfgZEtc8QUA
    2017 JGP Gdansk FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyNOQChFg0w

    2016-17

    SP: Art on Ice by Edvin Marton
    FS: Romeo & Juliet sound by Craig Armstrong

    2016-17 Japanese Nationals FS + Interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=memihH-wG2A

    2016-17 Japanese Junior Nationals FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKbBwTTBFQY

    2016 JGP St. Gervais SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUply_VdsV0
    2016 JGP St. Gervais FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF4wR6KeE34

    2016 JGP Tallinn SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIVFFaZ74AQ
    2016 JGP Tallinn FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WovU3T1u3rc


    2015-2016

    SP: Tosca
    FS: Charlie Chaplin soundtracks

    2016 Youth Olympics SP
    hopttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCoVGlNsJSg

    2015-16 Japanese Senior Nationals SP
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3j...onals-sp_sport

    2015 Bratislava JGP:
    SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gNkb3QkG9zI
    FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sq1fo...i&index=8&t=0s

    2015 Zagreb JGP:
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBNFkwRwh1o
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoxoosqp08g

    2014-15

    2014-15 Novice Nationals FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnR37iQEUXk
    This year he lost novice nats to Sena Miyake

    2013-14

    2013-14 Novice Nationals FS
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3k...onals-fs_sport

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    Exhibitions and Galas


    2019 SOI I Want to Break Free
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbpuUvt51ZI

    2019 Junior Worlds EX
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQwya3IgQ9g

    2018 MOI Ex Adios
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCMAUruPJvA

    2016 MOI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDKC4L-HQuU

    2015 DOI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9469a5fzXDQ

    Ice Legends 2014 - Happy Feet Medley
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66StewVvJPg

    Competitive History


    Event Level SP FS Total
    2019–20 season
    2019-20 Japan Championships Senior 5
    80.59
    2019 NHK Trophy Senior 6
    75.98
    10
    137.67
    9
    213.65
    2019 Skate America Senior 11
    72.12
    7
    143.91
    10
    216.03
    2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy Senior 1
    74.32
    4
    140.66
    2
    212.95
    2018–19 season
    2019 World Junior Championships Junior 12
    74.89
    8
    137.89
    9
    212.78
    2019 Bavarian Open Senior 2
    69.29
    1
    141.51
    1
    210.80
    2018-19 Japan Championships Senior 3
    80.46
    11
    139.32
    5
    219.78
    2018–19 JGP Final Junior 4
    73.97
    4
    140.41
    3
    214.38
    2018–19 Japan Junior Championships Junior 1
    82.35
    5
    127.68
    3
    210.03
    2018 JGP Slovenia Junior 4
    73.48
    5
    139.47
    3
    212.95
    2018 JGP Austria Junior 3
    74.78
    2
    145.67
    2
    220.45
    2017–18 season
    2017-18 Japan Junior Championships - - WD
    2017 JGP Poland Junior 12
    59.47
    4
    130.99
    7
    190.46
    2017 JGP Croatia Junior 6
    64.85
    5
    131.87
    5
    196.72
    2016–17 season
    2017 World Junior Championships Junior 12
    68.77
    13
    125.33
    14
    194.10
    2016–17 Japan Championships Senior 10
    62.66
    6
    137.52
    7
    200.18
    2016–17 Japan Junior Championships Junior 2
    66.19
    2
    132.01
    2
    198.20
    2016 JGP Estonia Junior 4
    70.48
    4
    132.81
    4
    203.29
    2016 JGP France Junior 5
    59.32
    3
    126.86
    3
    186.18
    2016 Asian Open Trophy Junior 3
    60.22
    1
    124.87
    1
    185.09
    2015–16 season
    2016 Youth Olympics Junior 6
    63.18
    6
    119.34
    6
    182.52
    2016 Japanese National Championships Senior 17
    58.41
    9
    130.35
    11
    188.76
    2016 Japanese Junior National Championships Junior 8
    55.04
    2
    122.39
    4
    177.43
    2016 Japan Western Junior Sectional Junior 11
    49.34
    4
    120.60
    5
    171.83
    2015 JGP Croatia Cup Junior 8
    58.38
    4
    122.69
    5
    181.07
    2016 Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Junior Regional Junior 1
    58.41
    2
    110.24
    1
    167.80
    2015 JGP Bratislava Junior 12
    47.77
    4
    122.12
    7
    169.89
    2014–15 season
    2015 Japanese Junior National Championships Junior 8
    51.47
    19
    91.56
    16
    143.03
    2015 Japanese Novice (A) National Championships Novice - 2
    84.94
    2
    84.94
    2015 Shu-Shikoku-Kyushu Block 6 Novice Regional Novice - 2
    92.07
    2
    92.07
    2013–14 season
    2014 Novice Gardena Spring Trophy Novice 2
    35.30
    2
    86.52
    2
    118.82
    2014 Japanese Junior National Championships Junior 19
    44.50
    15
    92.38
    17
    136.88
    2014 Japanese Novice (A) National Championships Novice - 1
    90.65
    1
    90.65
    2014 Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Block 6 Novice Regional Novice - 2
    77.07
    2
    77.07
    2013 Novice Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy Novice 1 2
    101.73
    1
    107.73
    2012–13 season
    2012-13 Japanese National Novice B Championships Novice - 2
    78.57
    2
    78.57
    2012-13 Japanese Novice B Block 6 Championships Novice - 1
    73.15
    1
    73.15
    2011–12 season
    2011-12 Japanese National Novice B Championships Novice - 12
    42.96
    12
    42.96
    2011-12 Japanese Novice B Block 6 Championships Novice - 4
    37.44
    4
    37.44





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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.
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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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