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    Keiji Tanaka

    Tanaka Keiji (Japanese: 田中 刑事) is a Japanese singles figure skater. He was born in Kurashiki Okayama, Okayama prefecture, on November 22, 1994. He is coached by Yusuke Hayashi, Utako Nagamitsu and Sayaka Yodo. He is a two-time Asian Open gold medalist, 2017 Winter Universiade silver medalist, and 2016 NHK Trophy bronze medalist. His silver at 2017 Japan Nationals won him a spot on the national team for the Pyeongchang Olympics.


    Any other Keiji fans here? :]


    Wiki bio:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiji_Tanaka

    ISU bio:
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010968.htm

    Tracings entry:
    http://tracings.net/tana-keij.html

    RinkResults entry:
    http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=556


    Social media:
    https://twitter.com/deka_1122


    Personal bests:

    Score 83.93 (SP) 167.61 (FS) 251.54 (total)
    Competition Four Continents Championships 2019 Four Continents Championships 2019 Four Continents Championships 2019


    Senior career:

    2018-19
    SP: Memories by Gary Moore. Choreo by Massimo Scali
    FS: William Tell overture. Choreo by Massimo Scali.

    He's assigned to Ondrej Nepela, GP Finland, and GP France.

    2017-18
    SP: Memories by Gary Moore. Choreo by Massimo Scali
    FS: Fellini movies medley (Amarcord, Le Notti di Cabiria, La Paaserella di Otto e Mezzo) by Nino Rota. Choreo by Massimo Scali
    Exhibition Gala: Spirited Away by Joe Hisaishi - video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvlVt9Gk3iA

    Competition SP score SP rank FS score FS rank Total score Total rank
    Asian Open 2017 68.75 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6gWYXeL4Ek) 2 151.33 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZFLq9q564I) 1 220.08 1
    25th Ondrej Nepela Trophy 75.81 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l161ROwjJU) 4 121.37 9 197.18 8
    GP Cup of China 2017 87.19 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0BdiDRrKj8) 4 159.98 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHiMjKmhZ4) 8 247.17 7
    Japan Nationals 2017 91.34 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDc2NVZJ83A) 2 175.81 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf9smZa9vbc) 2 267.15 2
    Four Continents Championships 2018 90.68 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X6RyWPs_34) 3 169.63 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0CMvX75dmA) 5 260.31 4
    Olympic Games 2018 80.05 20 164.78 15 244.83 18
    Olympic Games 2018 – Team Event - - 148.36 5 - -
    World Championships 2018 80.17 14 156.49 12 236.66 13

    2016-17
    SP: Spring in Buenos Aires
    LP: Amarcord by Rudy Brown and his Orchestra
    Exhibition Gala: Spirited Away by Joe Hisaishi - video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8ZOBJvTGo8

    Competition SP score SP rank FS score FS rank Total score Total rank
    Asian Open 2016 63.55 2 148.74 1 212.29 1
    US Classic 2016 61.85 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUVKQ2LWrZE) 11 124.13 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xd8S8F5Iy4) 10 185.98 10
    GP Rostelecom Cup 2016 69.13 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjakDW0QSc4) 10 155.78 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpAW_6-La84) 5 224.91 7
    GP NHK Trophy 2016 80.49 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUOXwTODcOg) 3 167.95 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG38eKIsHP4) 3 248.44 3
    victory ceremony (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bap9RHdtnxg)
    Japan Nationals 2016 85.68 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBidTUm9qS8) 3 163.70 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlKIlgjj8dY) 2 249.38 2
    Winter Universiade 2017 89.05 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EuDLAKUaOg) 2 163.04 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Hzmu3qI6c) 3 252.09 2
    Four Continents Championships 2017 77.55 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIm7qx9UPa8) 11 142.63 13 220.18 13
    World Championships 2017 73.45 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F1nzw2aFL0) 22 148.89 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwtnjVeq65Q) 17 222.34 19

    2015-16
    SP: Spring in Buenos Aires. Choreo by Massimo Scali
    LP: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. Choreo by Massimo Scali
    Exhibition Gala: Afro Freak by Arts - video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kpZ-gKfQMs

    Competition SP score SP rank FS score FS rank Total score Total rank
    Asian Open 2015 61.64 2 121.06 1 182.70 2
    US Classic 2015 66.54 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDfMXgDHP9g) 5 145.80 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spxj3qHL1Sw) 3 212.34 2
    GP NHK Trophy 2015 73.74 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2tFHIsy7do) 9 161.16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe7smc3ncbM) 4 234.90 5
    Japan Nationals 2015 74.19 6 167.86 4 242.05 4
    Four Continents Championships 2016 74.82 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ5frf5P5qA) 7 147.88 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bZihPP0wn4) 7 222.70 6

    2014-15
    SP: Instinct Rhapsody. Choreo by Kenji Miyamoto, Massimo Scali
    LP: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. Choreo by Kenji Miyamoto, Massimo Scali

    Competition SP score SP rank FS score FS rank Total score Total rank
    19th Cup of Nice 67.96 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFyi-ftO66o) 3 129.87 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvhewBLPv0I) 2 197.83 3
    GP Cup of China 2014 56.82 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDR7naqXMSE) 11 132.44 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsqloIoYrmg) 6 189.26 8
    Japan Nationals 2014 62.83 9 124.60 7 187.43 8
    25th Gardena Spring Trophy 63.11 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI6i_nmiBb0) 3 131.44 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhzgzKj7kpM) 2 194.55 2


    Junior career:


    2013-14
    SP: Instinct Rhapsody. Choreo by Kenji Miyamoto & Nanami Abe
    LP: Dr Zhivago soundtrack by Maurice Jarre. Choreo by Kenji Miyamoto & Nanami Abe
    Exhibition Gala: Afro Freak by Arts - video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_AJIldWLeo

    Competition SP score SP rank FS score FS rank Total score Total rank
    JGP Kosice 2013 70.72 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtWkW7i2awY) 1 122.89 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIVaXb9AY5k) 3 193.61 1
    JGP Czech Skate 2013 70.43 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1JULJRCiN0) 1 139.59 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8nTTAJlYp0) 1 210.02 1
    Japan Junior Nationals 2013 75.93 1 139.36 1 215.29 1
    Junior GP Final 2013 73.63 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LzSoIm01ZI) 1 132.08 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBx2lwqF1hg) 4 205.71 4
    Japan Nationals 2013 71.78 7 139.74 10 211.52 8
    Four Continents Championships 2014 62.61 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxRcG1QoOZ8) 14 116.30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUCRqWnukjY) 17 178.91 17
    World Junior Championships 2014 70.57 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDqyoYAd_gg) 4 122.19 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME1zGeg8QWU) 8 192.76 7
    23rd Triglav Trophy 63.08 2 126.75 2 189.83 2

    2012-13
    SP: Afro Freak
    LP: The Untouchables soundtrack by Ennio Morricone

    Competition SP score SP rank FS score FS rank Total score Total rank
    JGP Lake Placid 2012 58.63 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThooQgEab10) 2 123.87 2 182.50 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct8tEp63W0I) 2
    JGP Slovenia 2012 61.83 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiQEMqq6Xbs) 3 118.94 4 180.77 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPBK5SXPTYk) 4
    Japan Junior Nationals 2012 65.21 3 124.25 3 189.46 3
    Junior GP Final 2012 61.74 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMuETEbrh-s) 5 112.81 6 174.55 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDx4_TO1_UM) 6
    Japan Nationals 2012 62.54 11 145.98 6 208.52 8

    2011-12
    SP: Violentango by Astor Piazzolla
    LP: The Untouchables soundtrack by Ennio Morricone

    Competition SP score SP rank FS score FS rank Total score Total rank
    JGP Brisbane 2011 64.65 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEVYm3KD5zc) 2 127.71 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjeM_GFNTPI) 2 192.36 2
    JGP Austria 2011 59.73 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMKZ6IyGYjI) 3 114.25 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r-1pZhRhGs) 4 173.98 3
    Japan Junior Nationals 2011 62.99 1 124.81 3 187.80 2
    Junior GP Final 2011 58.15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYX467kNOV0) 6 112.99 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MILi2b6oCvQ) 5 171.14 6
    Japan Nationals 2011 67.48 6 133.97 7 201.45 7
    World Junior Championships 2012 57.70 11 132.16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqjXimfQF8A) 5 189.86 7

    *2010-11*
    SP: Violentango by Astor Piazzolla
    LP: The Bolt by Dmitri Shostakhovich(?)
    Exhibition Gala: Jingi Immigrant(?) - video, sound blocked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gKllqiIDqo

    Competition SP score SP rank FS score FS rank Total score Total rank
    JGP Brasov Cup 2010 57.98 3 108.50 4 166.48 3
    JGP John Curry Memorial 2010 58.28 3 97.03 7 155.31 6
    Junior Japan Nationals 2010 42.08 19 98.38 5 140.46 9
    Japan Nationals 2010 57.64 14 126.14 10 183.78 11
    World Junior Championships 2011 64.06 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1x7azRt54Q) 6 132.92 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjDOMBCBZv8) 1 196.98 2


    Videos from ice shows:

    Dreams On Ice 2018 'William Tell overture' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJv6N9BHwCw)
    Prince Ice World 2018 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH-_0YSqhBI)
    Stars on Ice 2018 'Just Like Fire' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssL5GNG-m74)
    Stars on Ice 2017 koi dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNAEJydnfwo) (feat. Keiji, Nobunari, Satoko and Shoma)
    Medalist on Ice 2017 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVG1733xPO4)
    Dreams on Ice 2017 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4bglePicc0)
    Dreams on Ice 2014 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytXTA_lp1H4)
    Medalist on Ice 2013 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qllDYm4iJRE)
    Dreams on Ice 2012 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMIHoa1RVLw)
    Dreams on ice 2011 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfLq6xwfzBQ)


    Articles and other media, aka odds and ends:

    Interview with Keiji for Yahoo Sports, on his future plans, Yuzuru, the Olympics and more:
    - in Japanese: https://sports.yahoo.co.jp/column/de...006-spnavi?p=2
    - the English translation can be found on Twitter, done by user Iron Klaus (link uninsertable, PM me if interested in direct link)

    Interview with Keiji and Shoma on their friendship, performances at Worlds and more (Quadruple magazine 2017):
    http://shoma-uno.tumblr.com/post/161...-brother-shoma
    On a related note - cute videoclip from 2012 of Keiji and little Shoma:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ypzf8rJJU
    … and a photo of Keiji, Yuzuru and Shoma to go with it ^ ^
    http://teambrorser.tumblr.com/post/149790257432

    Interview with Keiji and Ryuju on their friendship, their beginnings as skaters and more (Quadruple magazine, 2016):
    http://ohlovesosweet.tumblr.com/post...-friends-these

    Video of Keiji’s collab with Daisuke Takahashi (2017):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B-Cu6_jI1I

    * Video - reflections of Keiji, Yuzuru and Satoko on their NHK 2016 performances? Also featuring Nobunari:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL1XDthP4eM

    * Brief fun interview of Keiji, Yuzuru and Ryuju (after NHK Trophy 2016?), featuring a kiddie photo of the trio :]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GogCXwOpNAU

    Video of a fire bridgade / first aid tutorial, starring Keiji in a uniform (2015):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaBEAtkgbwk


    Fan art:

    a sketch by Interspectator:
    https://akoustam5.deviantart.com/art...etch-715038508

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    With links marked by an asterisk ( * ), I'd be grateful if someone who speaks Japanese could say/confirm what they're about.
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 02-01-2018 at 07:24 PM.

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    Count me in as a fan too! He never really stood out to me until the recent Japanese nationals. He can do a quad sal with such ease and has great spins and posture too. I read online that his mother is Taiwanese. Don't know much else about him but I'll take a look at all the information you provided!

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    Love Keiji! Thank you for enriching the thread!

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    Yessssssssssssssss! Keiji finally got a thread which he deserved to have!
    I was about to open one if no one was going to do so, but big thank YOU for opening his!

    I love his landing position of jumps and he seems to be capable for all music genre!
    Keep posting and posting more

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    Am I the only one surprised that Keiji's fan fest was not created long before? I thought we already have his FF.

    So thanks to surimi for the creation!

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    Thank you for this thread. Love the videos with Dad Keiji and Shoma shenanigans. And isn't that Sui and Han with them?! I'll be anxious to see if he is chosen to do one of the team event programs.

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    Ooh, finally a Keiji thread! Yey!!

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    I thought he had one too!

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    Cheering for Keiji in his first Olympics!

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    Thank you! Finally!

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    Thank you to everyone for the feedback. ^ ^ I added a couple more links, and have added asterisks to those that are in Japanese and I am not entirely sure about their subject matter. If a speaker of Japanese could clarify, that would be welcome help.
    I'm glad I managed to piece the thread together before the Olympics. Do we know yet if he's been confirmed for the team event? There's still a possibility of Shoma doing both programs, though I hope not, for both Shoma's and Keiji's sakes.

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    Thank you surirmi! It's amazing!

    I havent checked all contents so far (thank you for your hard work!) , but as for the video below, it is when he tried the role of chief fireman at official event for prompting the safeness of society or preventing fiires. Local government does such kind of event sometimes. His name Keiji (刑事)means policeman in Japanese. That was why he was appointed!

    * No idea what this is (first aid tutorial?), starring Keiji in a uniform (2015):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaBEAtkgbwk

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    News is that Shoma is skating the SP and Keiji the FS if Japan qualifies. He's going to Korea on the 8th.

    Thanks for the trivia on his name, hamaguri!

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    This Twitter is about local news paper.
    He and daisuke (takahasi) hsve the same home link.
    He has kept following great daisuke who made Japanese men's way.
    Keiji was 12 years old and daisuke is 9 years older.😊
    https://twitter.com/aiai12310/status...033973248?s=17

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    Since the Men's team FP takes place tomorrow, here's a video of Keiji's arrival in Korea - https://twitter.com/utami_1122/statu...39634773811200
    The same user also has some Team Japan practice/competition photos in their latest tweets.
    And, reports by Jackie Wong on how Keiji's practices went:
    http://www.rockerskating.com/news/20...practice-notes
    No falls on quads as far as I can see; I'm hoping that's a good sign. Wishing Keiji good spirits and good mental resilience tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamaguri View Post
    This Twitter is about local news paper.
    He and daisuke (takahasi) hsve the same home link.
    He has kept following great daisuke who made Japanese men's way.
    Keiji was 12 years old and daisuke is 9 years older.��
    https://twitter.com/aiai12310/status...033973248?s=17
    Thanks!
    And Sena Miyake is following the same path as Keiji's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hDSlN0G-A4
    Let's wish both Keiji and Sena will have a long, injury-free and successful competitive career.

    Good luck to Keiji in his Olympic debuting skate in the team event tomorrow!

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    Best of luck to Dad Keiji in his Team Event FS. Looks like he's been having some pretty decent practices according to rockerskating's notes.

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    Good Luck Keiji! He has been looking very good in practices.

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    Thanks surimi for starting this FF thread.

    I also thought there was one ages ago. Great job!

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    Finally, a thread for Keiji. Wishing him good luck as well on the FS.

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