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Akiko Suzuki


Mar 21, 2005
Japanese figure skater Akiko Suzuki (鈴木 明子 Suzuki Akiko) was born March 28, 1985, in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan.

Akiko Suzuki says her name in this video:

Update: She retired from competitive skating in 2014, following the World Figure Skating Championships.

May 2016 Update by matmuh

and here is lovely Akiko's OP!!


ISU : http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00004484.htm

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

Icenetwork : http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/akiko_suzuki

IFS Magazine : http://www.ifsmagazine.com/skaters/177-akiko-suzuki

Tracings.net : http://tracings.net/suzu-akik.html

Stats on Ice : https://www.statsonice.com/skater/Akiko/Suzuki/


Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/mariakko2010/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/Mariakko2010

Blog : http://ameblo.jp/suzuki-akko/

Short Program : 71.02 ; ISU World Championships 2014
Free Skating : 133.02 ; ISU World Team Trophy 2013
Total Score : 199.58 ; ISU World Team Trophy 2013


2013-14 Season
SP Music: "Hymne à l'amour"
FS Music: Music from the soundtrack of The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
EX: Ladies in Lavender choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
EX: Love Dance (from Cirque du Soleil's Kà) by René Dupéré

2012-13 Season
SP: Music form the Kill Bill soundtrack
FS: Music from "O" by Cirque du Soleil
EX: Les parapluies de Cherbourg by Michel Legrand choreo. by Massimo Scali

2011-12 Season
SP Music: "Hungarian Rhapsody" by Franz Liszt arranged by Edvin Marton
FS Music: "Die Fledermaus" overture by Johann Strauss
EX: Ladies in Lavender choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
EX: You Haven't Seen the Last of Me by Cher, Show Me How You Burlesque by Christina Aguilera choreo. by Anjelika Krylova

2010-11 Season
SP Music: "Tango Jalousie" by Jacob Gade
FS Music: Music from Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock
EX: Bellezza by Wibi Soerjadi choreo. by Akiko Suzuki
EX: Ice Queen by Paul Dinletir, Prophecy by Harem choreo. by Miki Sakagami and JANSU
EX: Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page choreo. by Akiko Suzuki

2009-10 Season
SP Music: "Andalucia" from Riverdance
FS Music: Music from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
EX: Caribe by Michel Camilo choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

2008-09 Season
SP Music: "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
FS Music: "Dark Eyes" by Francis Lai
EX: Libertango by Ástor Piazzolla choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

2007-08 Season
SP Music: "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
FS Music: "Dark Eyes" (Russian traditional folk music)
EX: Titanic by James Horner
EX: Nocturne by Secret Garden

2006–07 Season
SP Music: Firedance (from Riverdance) by Bill Whelan choreo. by Nanami Abe
FS Music. Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven
EX: It's A Beautiful Day by Sarah Brightman
EX: Nocturne by Secret Garden

2005–06 Season
SP Music:Bolero Fantasy by The Planets
FP Music: Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven

2004–05 Season
SP Music: Bolero Fantasy by The Planets
FP Music: Salome by Richard Strauss

2003–04 Season
SP Music: Bolero Fantasy by The Planets
FP Music: The Red Violin from Rodorigo

2002–03 Season
SP Music: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns
FP Music: The Red Violin from Rodorigo

2001–02 Music
SP Music: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin by Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
FP Music: Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota, William Walton, Sergei Prokofiev by The Royal Scottish National Orchestra

2000–01 Season
SP Music: Canciones Populares Españolas by Manuel de Falla
FP Music: Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo


2013-2014 Season
2014 World Championships471,028122,706193,72(X)
2014 Winter Olympics860,978125,358186,32
2013-2014 Japan Nationals270,191144,991215,18http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTExNzYzMzAw.html?from=y1.7-2
2013 NHK Trophy266,034113,293179,32(X)
2013 Skate Canada265,762127,992193,75(X)
2013 Finlandia Trophy264,573115,972180,54
2012-2013 Season
2013 World Team Trophy266,561133,021(T,3)199,58(X)
2013 World Championships761,17
2013 Four Continents Championships265,65
2012-2013 Japan Nationals165,095114,944180,03(X)
2013-2013 Grand Prix Final365,003115,773180,77(X)
2012 NHK Trophy558,601126,622185,22(X)
2012 Skate Canada555,12
2012 Japan Open--3110,073(T,1)(X)
2011-2012 Season
2012 World Team Trophy267,512120,281(T,1)187,79(X)
2012 World Championships559,382121,303180,68(X)
2011-2012 Japan Nationals359,601119,672179,27(X)
2011-2012 Grand Prix Final261,30
2011 NHK Trophy166,55
2011 Skate Canada452,82
2011 Japan Open--3112,463(T,3)(X)
2010-2011 Season
2011 Triglav Trophy157,15290,831147,98
2011 Four Continents Championships657,647104,957162,59
2010-2011 Japan Championships756,864119,104175,96(X)
2010-2011 Grand Prix Final458,265115,464173,72(X)
2010 Cup of Russia157,432115,322172,74(X)
2010 Cup of China257,972104,892162,86(X)
2010 Finlandia Trophy257,741108,831166,57
2009-2010 Season
2010 World Championships2048,367111,6811160,04
2010 Winter Olympics1161,027120,428181,44
2010Four Continents Championships158,882114,842173,72(X)
2009-2010 Japan Nationals467,842128,062195,90
2009-2010 Grand Prix Final557,543116,463174,00(X)
2009 Skate Canada853,10594,625147,72
2009 Cup of China459,521117,141176,66(X)
2008-2009 Season
2009 Four Continents Championships955,408104,968160,36
2008-2009 Japan Championships657,023116,964173,98(X)
2008 NHK Trophy455,562112,082167,64(X)
2008 Finlandia Trophy158,401112,281170,68
2008 Nebelhorn Trophy355,02391,913146,93
2007-2008 Season
2008 AEGON Challenge Cup153,70198,321152,02(1)
2007-2008 Japan Championships558,665101,275159,93(X)
2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb155,621101,281156,90
2006-2007 Season
2007 Winter Universiade150,40197,841148,24(X)
2006-2007 Japan Championships1148,72996,5010145,22
2005-2006 Season
2005-2006 Japan Nationals1245,341571,8412117,18
2005-2006 Japan Nationals(junior)744,66583,145127,80
2005 Golden Spin of Zagreb341,69769,237110,92
2004-2005 Season
2005 Winter Universiade788
2004-2005 Japan Nationals1342,021371,8412113,86
2004-2005 Japan Nationals(junior)348,79297,173145,96
2002-2003 Season
2003 Mladost Trophy111
2002-2003 Japan Nationals699
2002-2003 Japan Nationals(junior)355
2002 JGP China455
2002 JGP USA111
2001-2002 Season
2002 Four Continents Championships12(X)8(X)8
2001-2002 Japan Nationals64(X)4
2001-2002 Japan Nationals(junior)355
2001-2002 Junior Grand Prix Final533
2001 SBC Cup(JGP)11(X)1
2001 Czech Skate(JGP)533
2000-2001 Season
2001 World Junior Championships7(X)57
2000-2001 Japan Nationals54(X)4
2000-2001 Japan Nationals(junior)422
2000 JGP Norway298
2000 JGP Ukraine1256


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what are levels anyway
Record Breaker
May 2, 2014


Fantasy on Ice 2016
Swan Lake : https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4h7gns_faoi2016-kobe-akiko-suzuki_sport
Ave Maria : https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4hc3uv_faoi2016-kobe-akiko-suzuki-collaboration_sport

New Year on Ice 2016
Gold von den Sternen : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3vv6lv_2016-nyoi-akiko-suzuki_sport

2016 Morioka EX
"O"by Cirque du Soleil : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4apey8_2016-morioka-ex-akiko-suzuki-o-by-cirque-du-soleil_sport

Stars on Ice 2016
Love Dance : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OKuK7DppfQ

Fantasy on Ice 2015
XO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z_bsghHLHY
Gold von den Sternen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUswSj0nIgE
A Song for You : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztb5-1v-894
Clair de Lune : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w79GbxjdpUk

Stars on Ice 2015
Clair de Lune: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ffxx8_鈴木明子-akiko-suzuki-soi-japan-tour-2015_sport

Xmas on Ice 2015
Silent Eve : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz8obKvYhxs

Fantasy on Ice 2014
She : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP9qj9sjnRs

Dreams on Ice 2014
Zigeunerweisen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plNguNjDV6E

Xmas on Ice 2014
Clair de Lune : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF9t2kjSuiY
Collab with Chris Hart: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2dlzzb_鈴木明子-akiko-suzuki-christmas-on-ice-2014_sport

Stars on Ice 2014

Friends on Ice 2014
Tango with Daisuke : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzc2MDcwMzky.html :love:
Tango with Keiji and Daisuke : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdZEGE6e0p0 :love::luv17:

Carnival on Ice 2014
Stepping Out : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27aj61_2014caoi-1-akiko-suzuki_sport

Japan Super Challenge 2013
Kill Bill : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTExNzYzMzAw.html?from=y1.7-2

Stars on Ice 2013
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTAzOTU3OTk2.html?from=y1.7-2

Prince Ice World 2013
Hymne à l'amour : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_DnRFxE28
Ladies in Lavender (collab with Iwao Furusawa) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgVE_WlJ7P0

Dreams on Ice 2013
Love Dance: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTgwOTcwNTEy.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

Art on Ice 2013
Love Dance : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBFlj9kFeQ8

Ice Gala in Bolzano 2012
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Dtx-k9-1Y

Friends on Ice 2012
Jeux D’eau(“O”) : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDU2OTk5NjY0.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

Dreams on Ice 2011
Burlesque: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRi6vmoe_PA

The Ice 2011
Tennesee Waltz : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwqXmS3TjJM

Nagoya Figure Skating Festival 2011
Bellezza (+ performances of Miyabi and Kanako): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTJV00JXerI

Prince Ice World 2011
Bellezza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXb2baPhnIE

Nagano Memorial On Ice 2010
Libertango : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTFXwqA-jQM

Diamond Ice 2010
Carib: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vtF8H-Zbyg

2009 WTT
Libertango : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yacDJGdxkU4 ,

The Ice 2008
Libertango : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1gDGozML94

Not sure from where :biggrin:

Collab. with Ikuko Kawai (Jalousie) 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcnEOdlCUcw

Westside Story with vocals : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-bRmAcig80

2009 Chubu Regionals
LP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K_Q9EMJID0

2000 Kokutai Akiko Suzuki SP : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoLqRQuFocA
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what are levels anyway
Record Breaker
May 2, 2014


Akiko's blog entries

Suzuki Akiko’s Skating Career’s “Kiss & Cry”(this one is part1, you can follow new part at the end of every part)

Suzuki Akiko's Happy Skating Part 1 , Part 2

The Beauty of The Defeated: Suzuki Akiko

Through the Eyes of Suzuki Akiko: I didn’t want them to be reckless

Return to competition following eating disorder. Supported by my love of skating

Figure Skater Suzuki Akiko Speaks Up

(many thanks to this tumblr user for not only Akiko translations but for everything she does!!! :bow:)


Golden Skate;

Asada leads Japanese Ladies to short program sweep at Four Continents ; February 9, 2013

Asada wins third Grand Prix Final title in Sochi ; December 9, 2012

Asada nails Short Program at Grand Prix Final ; December 7, 2012

2012-13 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Preview ; December 3, 2012

Asada leads ladies at 2012 NHK Trophy ; November 23, 2012

Canada’s Osmond wins gold at grand prix debut ; October 28, 2012

Gedevanishvili surprises at Skate Canada ; October 27, 2012

Suzuki takes ladies event at World Team Trophy; seals Team Japan’s win ; April 21, 2012

Kostner wins ladies short at World Team Trophy; Team Japan leads ; April 19, 2012

Leonova takes short program at Worlds ; March 29, 2012

Kostner seizes first Grand Prix Final title ; December 11, 2011

Kostner leads ladies at Grand Prix Final ; December 10, 2011

Akiko Suzuki wins NHK Trophy ; November 12, 2011

Suzuki claims Ladies short at NHK Trophy ; November 11, 2011

Prodigy Tuktamysheva strikes gold in Grand Prix debut ; October 30, 2011

Ando wins gold at 2011 Four Continents; February 20, 2011

Ando leads after short program; Asada second at Four Continents ; February 19, 2011

Suzuki, Zawadzki 1-2 after short program ; November 19, 2010

Suzuki: The exception to the rule ; April 18, 2010

2010 World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Preview ; March 20, 2010

Kim reclaims Grand Prix Final title ; December 5, 2009

Ando leads in Tokyo; Kim second ; December 4, 2009

2009 Cup of China Preview ; October 25, 2009

2009 Skate Canada Preview ; November 16, 2009

Absolute Skating;

Akiko Suzuki tells a story with her skating ; October 25, 2013

IFS Magazine;

2010 Grand Prix: Rostelecom Cup ; January 19, 2011

2010 Grand Prix: Cup of China ; January 19, 2011

Asada Fights Back to Capture Gold ; January 29, 2010

World Champions Kim and Lysacek Are Golden in Tokyo ; December 5, 2009
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Skater Boy

Record Breaker
Feb 24, 2012
Suzuki could be the 2012 Miki Ando or Shizuka Arakawa - good skater who steals the gold. This is probably her best opportunity. Mao not fully transitioned yet with her improved jumps; the Americans not quite stable yet, the Russians second string competing with the baby ballerinas ineligible, Kostner with limited arsenal.


On the Ice
Aug 28, 2003
I think it id going to be her Worlds :love:
I would love to see her put it together both in the SP and the LP.Did she not score about 65 points for her SP when she nailed the 3T/3T earlier in the season?


Dec 10, 2008
I really hope she skates lights out! I didn't realize 2010 was her only worlds performance! It was so sad when she messed up the short program and had to skate in the dreaded 'early' group :( She's delivered some awesome performances in the past and it'd be amazing if she can do it at this year's Worlds! It'd be awesome if she could grab a medal (or win, wow!)!! I still love the A-team: Ashley, Akiko and Alissa :) I'll be rooting for all three of them.


Match Penalty
Nov 20, 2011
good luck to the 28 year old Akiko
this could very well be her last worlds she has a chance to podium.


Record Breaker
Nov 14, 2007
good luck to the 28 year old Akiko
this could very well be her last worlds she has a chance to podium.

I think Akiko is younger than that.

.....Right, checked her bio.
She was born Mar 28, 1985, so is still 26 yo. Will turn 27 next week, though.

Anyway, I hope she will do really well in Nice.
I love her programs, both SP and LP this year.
If she can hit 3-3 in the short, she does have a realistic chance to get on the podium.

Good luck to you in Nice, Akiko!


Record Breaker
Nov 14, 2007
What I would fear is when she feels pressure and taking it too seriously, Akiko tends to lose a focus and pop a jump or two.
I hope she just goes out and performs for herself and the audience.
Then the result will be with her as she wants.
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How wonderful it would be to see her on the worlds podium or win it all at this stage of her career.

She's admirable for her having won the battle with herself and the way she has steadily earned the respect of the audience and the judges, even while she's never been the #1 favorite of her federation.

I wish her the best at the worlds.
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Match Penalty
Nov 20, 2011
I think Akiko is younger than that.

.....Right, checked her bio.
She was born Mar 28, 1985, so is still 26 yo. Will turn 27 next week, though.

Anyway, I hope she will do really well in Nice.
I love her programs, both SP and LP this year.
If she can hit 3-3 in the short, she does have a realistic chance to get on the podium.

Good luck to you in Nice, Akiko!

sorry I meant 27
If she podiums she will be the oldest to medal in Worlds since Irina Slutskaya


Mar 21, 2005
I miss Akiko competing. Hope she has 2 of her best performances here.
She has what it takes to medal or even win.
I love her skating so much.


Aug 28, 2003
I don't really care where she places, I just like to watch her skate. :) But I hope she lays down her best, I'd love to see it.


Record Breaker
Nov 14, 2007
Happy Happy Birthday, Akiko! :hb::hb::party2::party2:

And good luck to you in Nice!
Let them (judges) hand you a World Medal for your birthday present!!!


Mar 21, 2005
Happy birthday Akiko! I love you so much!
I would love a showdown between Akiko and Ashley Wagner for the world title! The 2 best programs this season for me!
Aug 16, 2009
Go, Akiko! And have a very happy birthday.

In the old days, when Jimmy Connors was competing in tennis, his birthday always fell during the Forest Hills Open, one of the year's Grand Slam tournaments. He also competed at the top level to a pretty good age, and he enjoyed celebrating his birthday--I think even his fortieth--fighting like a tiger for every point.