Daisuke Takahashi

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Japanese figure skater Daisuke Takahashi (髙橋 大輔 Takahashi Daisuke) was born on March 16, 1986 in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan.

Daisuke pronounces his name in this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHH1Al5dMiE



December 2019 Update by dorispulaski
May 2016 Update by matmuh





PROFILES

ISU : http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00004810.htm

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

Icenetwork Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...network.com/skaters/profile/daisuke_takahashi

IFS Magazine : http://www.ifsmagazine.com/skaters/179-daisuke-takahashi

Tracings.net : http://tracings.net/taka-dais.html

Statsonice : https://www.statsonice.com/skater/Daisuke/Takahashi/


SOCIAL NETWORK

Website : http://d1sk.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DaisukeTakahashiRoadtoSochi/?fref=ts

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/d1sk_t/


PERSONAL BEST SCORES
Short Program : 95.55 ; 2013 NHK Trophy
Free Program: 182.72 ; 2012 World Team Trophy
Total : 276.72 ; 2012 World Team Trophy


PROGRAMS

2019-20 Season
SP Music: "Phoenix" by Fall Out Boy
FS Music: "Pale Green Ghosts" by John Grant, arranged by Fiona Brice with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; choreo. by Benoît Richaud
EX: "Guilty Crown"

2018-19 Season
SP Music: "The Sheltering Sky" by Ryuichi Sakamoto; choreo. by David Wilson
FS Music: "Pale Green Ghosts" by John Grant, arranged by Fiona Brice with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; choreo. by Benoît Richaud

2013-14 Season
SP Music: "Sonatino for Violin" by Mamoru Samuragochi; choreo by Kenji Miyamoto
FS Music: Beatles medley; choreo by Lori Nichols
EX : Primavera Porteña by Quint Elle composed by Ástor Piazzolla; choreographers. by Kenji Miyamoto
EX : Historia de un Amor-played by Perez Prado , Qué rico el mambo by Perez Prado; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
EX : The Crisis (from The Legend of 1900) by Ennio Morricone; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
EX : Kissing You by Desree; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

2012-13 Season
SP1 Music: Rock 'n' roll medley: "Hard Times" (The Slop) by Noble (Thin Man) Watts, "The Stroll" by Lawson Haggart Rockin' Band and "Rudy's Rock" by Bill Haley & The Comets; choreo by Nanami Abe
SP2 Music: Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven; choreo Nikolai Morozov
FS Music: Music from Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne
EX : Primavera Porteña by Quint Elle composed by Ástor Piazzolla; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
EX : Sweat by Snoop Dogg (David Guetta remix); choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

2011-12 Season
SP Music: Songs from "In the Garden of Souls" by Vas; choreo by David Wilson
FS Music: "Blues for Klook" by Eddy Louis; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo
EX : The Crisis (from The Legend of 1900) by Ennio Morricone; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

2010-11 Season
SP Music: "Historia de un Amor" played by Perez Prado and "Que Rico El Mambo" by Perez Prado; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne
FS Music: "Invierno Porteño" by Tango Siempre, composed by Ástor Piazzolla; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo
EX : La Valse d'Amélie (piano version) (from Amélie) by Yann Tiersen; choreo. by Stéphane Lambiel

2009-10 Season
SP Music: "Eye" by Coba; choreo by Kenji Miyamoto
FS Music: "La Strada" by Nino Rota; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo
EX : Luv Letter DJ Okawari; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

2007-08 Season
SP Music: Hip-hop version of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake;" choreo by Nikolai Morozov
FS Music: "Romeo and Juliet" by Tchaikovsky; choreo by Nikolai Morozov
EX : Bachelorette by Björk; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

2006-07 Seasson
SP Music: "Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35" by Tchaikovsky
FS Music: Music from The Phantom of the Operaby Andrew Lloyd Webber
EX : El Tango de Roxanne (from Moulin Rouge!) by Mariano Mores performed by Ewan McGregor choreo. by Nikolai Morozov

2005-06 Season
SP Music: "El Tango de Roxanne" from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack by Mariano Mores; choreo by Nikolai Morozov
FS Music: "Piano Concerto No. 2" by Sergei Rachmaninoff; choreo by Nikolai Morozov
EX : Nocturne by Secret Garden choreo. by Daisuke Takahashi; choreo by Nikolai Morozov

2004-05 Season
SP1 Music: "Nyah" from the Mission: Impossible II soundtrack by Hans Zimmer; choreo by Tatiana Tarasova
SP2 Music: "Sabre Dance" from Gayane by Aram Khachaturian; choreo by Tatiana Tarasova
FS Music: "Sabre Dance" from Gayane by Aram Khachaturian; "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquín Rodrigo; choreo by Tatiana Tarasova
EX : Nocturne by Secret Garden; choreo. by Daisuke Takahashi

2003-04 Season
SP Music: "Nyah" from the Mission: Impossible II soundtrack by Hans Zimmer; choreo by Tatiana Tarasova
FS Music: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" (Variation on a Theme of Niccolò Paganini) by Sergei Rachmaninoff; choreo by Tatiana Tarasova
EX : Desert Rose by Sting; choreo. by Daisuke Takahashi

2002-03 Season
SP Music: "Symphony No. 4" by Philip Glass; choreo by Lea Ann Miller
FS Music: Music from the Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones soundtrack by John Williams; choreo by Lea Ann Miller
EX : What a Wonderful World by Joey Ramone

2001-02 Season
SP Music: Music from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein; choreo by Robert Dow
FS Music: "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1 in G minor, Op.26" by Max Bruch; choreo by Robert Dow
EX : Maria (from West Side Story)

2000-01 Season
SP Music: Lawrence of Arabia
FS Music: Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsel; choreo by Utako Nagamitsu

COMPETITIVE RESULTS AND VIDEOS


CompetitionSPFPOverallGala
PosScorePosScorePosScore
2019-2020 Season
2019-20 Japanese Nationals1465.95
JPTV
10138.36
JPTV
12204.31(X)
2018-2019 Season
2018-2019 Japan Championships288.52
JPTV
4151.102239.62(X)
2018-2019 Western Sectionals183.561161.111244.67
2018-2019 Kinki Regionals177.284118.543195.82
2013-2014 Season
2014 Winter Olympics486,40
NBC
6164,27
NBC
6250,67(X)
2013-2014 Japan Championships482,575170,245252,81
2013 NHK Trophy195,55
BESP
NBC
1172,76
BESP
NBC
CBC
1268,31(X)
2013 Skate America577,09
BESP
CBC
4159,12
BESP
CBC
4236,21(X)
2013 Japan Open--4149,124 (T,1)(X)
2012-2013 Season
2013 World Team Trophy280,871168,651 (T,3)249,52(X)
2013 World Championships484,67
BESP
CBC
8154,36
BESP
CBC
6239,03(X)
2013 Four Continents Championships482,628140,152222,77(X)
2012-2013 Japan Championships288,041192,362280,40(X)
2012-2013 Grand Prix Final192,29
BESP
3177,11
BESP
CBC
1269,40(X)
2012 NHK Trophy287,472164,042251,51BESP
US
2012 Cup of China184,792146,962231,75(X)
2012 Japan Open--1172,061(T,1)(X)
2011-2012 Season
2012 World Team Trophy194,001182,721(T,1)276,72(X)
2012 World Championships385,723173,942259,66(X)
2012 Four Continents championships382,592161,742244,33(X)
2011-2012 Japan Championships196,053158,551254,60(X)
2011-2012 Grand Prix Final576,49
BESP
CBC
2172,63
BESP
CBC
US
2249,12(X)
2011 NHK Trophy190,431169,321259,75(X)
2011 Skate Canada International284,663153,213237,87(X)
2011 Japan Open--6130,796(T,3)(X)
2010-2011 Season
2011 World Championships380,256152,725232,97(X)
2011 Four Continents Championships183,491160,511244,00(X)
2010-2011 Japan Championships474,782162,013236,79(X)
2010-2011 Grand Prix Final382,576137,204219,77(X)
2010 Skate America278,12
CBC
US
1148,951227,07(X)
2010 NHK Trophy178,041156,751234,79
2010 Japan Open--2159,192(T,1)(X)
2009-2010 Season
2010 World Championships189,30
BESP
CBC
US
1168,40
BESP
CBC
US
BBC
1257,70BESP
CBC
2010 Winter Olympics390,255156,983247,23(X)
2009-2010 Japan Championships192,851168,281261,13(X)
2009-2010 Grand Prix Final276,30
CBC
US
1155,01
CBC
US
NBC
2231,31CBC
2009 Skate Canada International276,30
CBC
US
1155,01
CBC
US
NBC
2231,31(X)
2009 NHK Trophy478,18
US
4136,11
US
CBC
4214,29
2009 Finlandia Trophy183,232141,021224,25
2007-2008 Season
2008 Japan Open--4127,234(T,1)
2008 World Championships380,40
BESP
NBC
6139,71
BESP
4220,11BESP
2008 Four Continents Championships188,571175,841264,41(X)
2007-2008 Japan Championships185,431169,151254,58(X)
2007-2008 Grand Prix Final184,202154,742238,94(X)
2007 NHK Trophy277,891156,331234,22(X)
2007 Skate America180,042148,931228,97(X)
2006-2007 Season
2007 World Championships374,511163,442237,95(X)
2007 Winter Universiade179,031161,581240,61
2006-2007 Japan Championships185,551170,531256,08(X)
2006-2007 Grand Prix Final279,993144,842224,83
2006 NHK Trophy184,441163,491247,93(X)
2006 Skate Canada International178,802129,412208,21(X)
2006 Campbell Cup--4116,624 (T,M,2)
2005-2006 Season
2006 Japan Open--2141,102(T,1)
2006 Winter Olympics573,779131,128204,89
2005-2006 Japan Championships274,521148,601223,12(X)
2005-2006 Grand Prix Final374,603137,923212,52(X)
2005 NHK Trophy177,703127,603205,30(X)
2005 Skate America169,101149,441218,54(X)
Japan International Challenge--2133,572(T,1)
2004-2005 Season
2005 World Championships772,1818108,0415180,22
2005 Four Continents Championships368,462123,833192,29(X)
2005 Winter Universiade211
2004-2005 Japan Championships559,835113,846173,67(X)
2004 Trophée Eric Bompard364,161171,5411135,70
2003-2004 Season
2004 World Championships11(X)11(X)11
2004 Four Continents Championships9(X)4(X)6
2003–04 Japan Championships433
2003 Trophée Lalique271,315123,315194,62(X)
2003 Skate Canada International561,817116,997178,80
2002-2003 Season
2003 Four Continent Championships10(X)13(X)13
2003 Asian Winter Games666
2002-2003 Japan Championships244
2002 NHK Trophy10(X)7(X)8
2002 Bofrost Cup on Ice101111
2001-2002 Season
2002 World Junior Championships1(X)2(X)1(X)
2001-2002 Japan Championships845
2001-2002 Japan Championships (junior)111
2001-2002 Junior Grand Prix Final4
2001 SCB Cup(jgp)311
2001 Sofia Cup(jgp)12(X)2
2000-2001 Season
2000-2001 Japan Championships44(X)4
2000 China Cup(jgp)1379
2000 Ukrainian Souvenir(jgp)788


>>OTHER VIDEOS<<​

(includes ice shows, documentaries, interviews)​


 
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Ice Shows, Fluffs, Interviews

ICE SHOWS​

2018 Medalists on Ice
Guilty Crown and Encore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlFOYSQRxNI

Special Performances
GIFT : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeVrFZZBTWE
When Marnie Was There : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzoaVshlyyo

Ice Legends 2016
Mambo and Finale : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x47fk2y_2016-ice-legend-daisuke-takahashi-mambo-finale_sport
Lacrimosa : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkSxxV4ewT8
Le Poème with Stephane&Carolina : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0jCcVhiaKc

Stars on Ice 2016
Lilac wine : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4984qi_soi2016tokyo-daisuke-takahashi-lilac-wine_creation

Christmas on Ice 2015
Lacrimosa : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvxZWYg0rks
Born on Christmas Day : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_buMHheo2Q
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyVbmUV4r-Q

Art on Ice 2015
Turn off the Light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0YG-1nBhr8
Primavera Portena : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEza95iFHto

Prince Ice World 2014
Kissing You : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGIlbQEANUc

Fantasy on Ice 2014
Kissing You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfpfE5L08yU
Collab with Hiromi Go : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzIzNTc0MjI4.html

Denis Ten and Friends 2014
Duel with Denis : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwLIm576-ho

The Ice 2014
Kissing You : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XODMxNDUxNTcy.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2
Dance battle : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzg3NzAzMTk2.html

Friends on Ice 2014
Opening : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzkzNzE5MTgw.html
On the Run : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzkzMjQ4NzE2.html
Tango with Akiko : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzc2MDcwMzky.html (THE BEST!)
with Keiji and Akiko : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdZEGE6e0p0 (better than THE BEST!!!)

Christmas On Ice 2014
Eye : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMVjHI9huOo
Caravan : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EQiw_zIAxc
White X'mas : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA2U5hIuE4s
With Mao : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iePqAEF1Eo

Art on Ice 2013
Another Orion : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJbWRvMRIP4

Dreams on Ice 2012
Tango : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnbsVQCK804

Art on Ice 2012
Roxanne : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fffNEYj-U

Friends on Ice 2012
Rock’n Roll Medley : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDU4ODM5MjQ4.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

Prince Ice World 2012
Sweat : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxfxdBOkUMQ (no sound)

Friends on Ice 2011
Garden of Souls : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzA3MzY2MDMy.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2
Mambo (with Shizuka, Takahiko, Akiko & Shae) : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzA1NjEzNzU2.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

Dreams on Ice 2010
Amelie : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6fC5Idj5_g

Friends on Ice 2010
Men’s Number : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjEwMzY4NjA0.html
Mambo : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjA5NjkzMzky.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

Carnival on Ice 2009 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7KrMVaAYPY

2008 Festa on Ice
Swan lake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV3H0iDovN4

Dreams on Ice 2008
Eye . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5WcfMyo0Tc

US-Japan Counter-Match 2007
FP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYJVrvAT1Xs
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuxAgWATuQ0 (debut of syber swan)

Dreams on Ice 2007
Bachelorette : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiZXYwM1jXI

Stars sur glace - Bercy 2007: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nivS46HvzQ0

Dreams on Ice 2006 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMJbmQYe_u4

Theater on Ice 2006 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhSJ34oYoXc

Amelie : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKj69pyeY38 (dont know where its from but i love it!)



DOCUMENTARIES/TALK SHOWS

Restart 2018 There are two partial versions.
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QIxz8NDlB4
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDNls0k3VLU

Daisuke Sectionals Report 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmc5HjjUENY

DT The Real Athlete Special : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUlOlFc6w-U

Daisuke Takahashi - Daremo Shiranai : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h56kVL9kD8

Daisuke Takahashi - "Uchi Kuru!?" : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23dllg_daisuke-takahashi-uchi-kuru-english-subtitles_sport

Daisuke Takahashi '12 Glad1olus
Part 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2yh-8qWHGM
Part 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTnxaCgaI40
Part 3 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=262_jgs_pOU
Part 4 :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEcaRl2e-c0

Daisuke Takahashi Athlete no Kiseki
Part 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR_isjR9aLs
Part 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsO6JzAP1CQ

Daisuke Takahashi '12 Nikkei Seminar
Part 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vepp1NwplA
Part 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0ZGqMKKidA
Part 3 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6-oDdPSpMU
Part 4 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL8zzZRdDsc
Part 5 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku-v3Gy2Rbg
Part 6 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4rnfXwFg_o

Daisuke Takahashi Talk w Tetsuya Kumakawa : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCWsIXxcLLw

Daisuke Takahashi with Testuk0 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3Yeu9UCA2c

Daisuke Takahashi 131214 Dream Offer
Part 1 : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjQ4NTAzNjQ4.html?from=y1.7-2
Part 2 : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjQ4NTExNTA4.html?from=s1.8-2-1.2



INTERVIEWS & FLUFFS

SA 2013 interview : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmUhewO_2mM
Tanith Belbin interview after LP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpPEmcD2MXc

CNN 2013 CNN Daisuke Takahashi : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzqWhQYEszc

2011 GPF : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzMyNzk3NTE2.html?from=y1.7-1.2

SC 2011 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zft_ZA-EhDM

2008 4CC ESPN : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJlszIZfsW0

2007 NHK ESPN : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmMI-02sMIc
 
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TRANSLATIONS​

2000 Days
Part 1 : http://ice-kingfisher.tumblr.com/post/109573249748/2000-days-part-1
Part 2 : http://ice-kingfisher.tumblr.com/post/109857699628/2000-days-part-2
part 3 : http://ice-kingfisher.tumblr.com/post/110331363733/2000-days-part-3
part 4 : http://ice-kingfisher.tumblr.com/post/111359827188/2000-days-part-4


ARTICLES​

Golden Skate;

Takahashi gears up for remainder of season ; December 19, 2012

Takahashi scores a victory on his seventh try at Grand Prix Final ; December 9, 2012

Takahashi edges out Machida in Men’s short ; November 2, 2012

Takahashi gets a confidence boost ; April 25, 2012

Takahashi takes men’s event at World Team Trophy; Team Japan leads ; April 20, 2012

Takahashi takes men’s short at World Team Trophy ; April 19, 2012

Despite Chan’s lead, men’s short belonged to Japan at 4CCs ; February 10, 2012

Chan wins second consecutive World title ; March 31, 2012

Takahashi leads men in Sochi ; December 8, 2012

Hanyu celebrates victory on home ice ; November 24, 2012

Machida upsets Takahashi at 2012 Cup of China ; November 4, 2012

Takahashi takes title in Taipei ; February 19, 2011

Takahashi leads after short program at Four Continents ; February 18, 2011

Chan repeats as Grand Prix Final Champion ; December 11, 2011

Takahashi skates to strong victory at NHK Trophy ; November 13, 2011

Takahashi outskates rivals in Men’s short at NHK Trophy ; November 12, 2011

Chan skates to victory; Fernandez writes history ; October 30, 2011

Spain’s Fernández surprises at Skate Canada ; October 29, 2011

Japan’s Oda, Takahashi 1-2 after short program ; November 13, 2010

Takahashi Making History ; May 2, 2010

Takahashi becomes first Japanese man to win World title ; March 25, 2010

Takahashi takes lead after Short ; March 24, 2010

2010 World Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Preview ; March 20, 2010

Takahashi takes lead in Tokyo; December 4, 2009

2009 NHK Trophy Preview ; November 1, 2009

Takahashi loves the change ; March 30, 2008

2008 World Figure Skating championships Preview ; March 16, 2008

Takahashi takes Four Continents title ; February 15, 2008

Takahashi hip-hops to the lead in Goyang City ; February 13, 2008

Joubert takes gold in Tokyo ; March 23, 2007

Lambiel edges out Takahashi for gold in Torino ; December 15, 2007

Takahashi leader after short program; December 14, 2007

Takahashi edges out Verner for NHK gold ; December 2, 2007

Takahashi takes gold at Skate America ; October 28, 2007

Takahashi leads men at Skate America ; October 27, 2007

2007 World Figure Skating Championships Preview ; March 13, 2007

2006-07 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Preview ; December 9, 2006

2006 NHK Trophy: Men’s Highlights ; December 3, 2006

2006 Skate Canada: Men’s Highlights ; November 5, 2006

2002 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Highlights ; March 12, 2002


Icenetwork ;
'Love on the Floor' features all-star group of skaters June 2016

Content Takahashi: I don't have a desire to go back 06/12/2015

Takahashi Announces Retirement From Competition 10/14/14

Takahashi tries to turn deaf ear to music distraction ; 2/10/14

Takahashi, Nichol come together on Beatles free 12/20/13

Asada, Takahashi, Russian pair dominate at NHK 11/9/13

Russian pair, Japanese singles snag shorts at NHK 11/8/13

Takahashi reunites with Morozov for Sochi push ; 06/15/2012

Five favorite things with the Daisuke Takahashi ; 05/03/2011

Sochi remains ultimate goal for Takahashi ; 10/27/2011

Takahashi not perfect, but good enough for win ; 02/19/2011

Takahashi splits with coach Morozov ; 05/06/2008


Absolute Skating ;

Dream Team ; June 24, 2010

The ISU Grand Prix Final 2010 - Finals Day part 2 ; November 19, 2010

Torino 2010 – day three: Takahashi crowned champion

Daisuke Takahashi eyes Vancouver ;


IFS Magazine ;

Daisuke Takahashi: French Twizzles ; 10/15/11

Daisuke Takahashi Makes History in Italy ; 03/26/10

Asada, Takahashi Win Japanese Titles ; 12/29/09

Ando, Takahashi Rock in Tokyo ; 12/04/09

Daisuke Takahashi Makes a Remarkable Comeback ; 10/10/09

Takahashi Steals the Show ; 02/15/08

Takahashi Wins the Short Program ; 02/13/08

Skate America Day 2: Takahashi is Golden ; 10/28/07


Inside Skating ;

The end of an era: Daisuke Takahashi retired from competitive skating

Daisuke Takahashi’s injury: treatment for bone bruise, healing process and long term consequences

Daisuke Takahashi won’t be able to defend his title at the Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka

If Olympics in Sochi were tomorrow Daisuke Takahashi would win the gold

Skate America: the good and the bad


IFIGURESKATING ;

Daisuke Takahashi : Towards The Unknown and Beyond ; 05,05,2015
 
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Go, Daisuke!

I haven't seen videos of his skates from 4CC yet, but I'm hoping to when I can hunt around for them. Happy Valentine's Day to Dai and all his fans.
 

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Here is a collection of Dai's recent videos:
2012-SOI (Roxanne): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV87MF5HvdM&feature=fvsr
4CC SP (In the Garden of Souls): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Ek2VQ1ZUg&feature=related
4CC LP (Blues for Klook):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7f_0bigGrg
4CC Ex (The Crisis): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XoENlWdLYo&feature=related

One thing I like about Dai's programs is: I never know who the choreographer is. All I see is Dai the artist, not the shadow of somebody else.

"It (Dai's quad) looked really good in practice (at 4CC). I don't doubt it's going to be better come end of March," said Patrick Chan. Takahashi had a long journey plus jet lag and high altitude to contend with in Colorado Springs (http://www.google.com/hostednews/af...docId=CNG.b72506603abf6193cd1afe41c39c4a9e.21). May Dai have successful quads at the Worlds!!!

The recent interview at Nikkei Seminar on 1/12/2012 gave me great insight into Daisuke as a person and skater (click [cc] on the bottom bar of the videos to make English subtitle appear):
Daisuke Takahashi Nikkei Seminar English Subtitle 1 of 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaATKiZ42vg&feature=related)
Daisuke Takahashi Nikkei Seminar English Subtitle 2 of 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUUp6UVagj8&feature=related)
Daisuke Takahashi Nikkei Seminar English Subtitle 3 of 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pk_wkohJW4&feature=related)
Daisuke Takahashi Nikkei Seminar English Subtitle 4 of 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq0rzvtamZ0)
Daisuke Takahashi Nikkei Seminar English Subtitle 5 of 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TWuf5WQdCY&feature=related)
Daisuke Takahashi Nikkei Seminar English Subtitle 6 of 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7yYnVxqIGE&feature=related)

Brief Summary of the interview
1. He placed last in his first skating competition. As a novice skater from a back country, he was not particularly great in dancing and techniques. He was told he had ugly hand movements and posture. Those remarks motivated him to learn more about dancing. Even when he placed well in his junior years, he felt it was due to luck and did not have confidence in himself. He met his current coach Nagamitsu by chance, who saw a dancer in him. He learned most of his triple jumps from her.
2. After he won the Junior Worlds, his mind could not catch up with the high expectations from others. He couldn't do quads and it was critical in the senior level. He thus went to Canada, US and Russia with Ms. Nagamitsu to receive coaching from others. Those days were the hardest time. They didn't have money, so they shared one room cheap and not very clean. They washed their own clothes by hands. Trained by so many coaches whose opinions could be at odds at times, he sorted things out himself and acknowledged he could not do everything.
3. He met Nicolai Morozov in Russia, whose greatest contribution was giving him confidence--brainwashing him that he was great, scolding him for having low self-esteem, and boosting excitement in training. He trusted Nicolai till their separation. It was difficult for him. He felt bad mentally and suddenly had to make all training decisions by himself. Then of course he injured himself. The rehab (physiotherapy) was monotonous and tough, day in and day out, about half a year. He became more conscious of his body and lost all his jumps for a while, and it took a few years to adjust. He started to think that earning another medal might be farther and farther out of reach. He could see the "reality" (No hope for a medal). To vent his emotions, he had quarrels with Ms. Nagamitsu and threw his cell phone at his trainer (Mr. Watanabe) who was his punching bag. He felt ashamed, pathetic and disgraced when he went to competitions and felt that he was the only one without a secure jump. Eventually his body recovered just enough to attend the Olympic in Vancouver. It was a thrill for him to win a medal there and he felt obliged to continue. Though he won the Worlds that year, he couldn't understand how he got the 1st place with his performance. He felt he was not as good as other competitors.
4. As he gets older, he feels younger than before: "When you see the end, you feel you only have limited time left." Each of his day is more fulfilling and alive. Because his body is now more sensitive to fatigue, he does stretching routinely.
5. He bought an IPad to see his recorded practice and identify areas for improvement. He hated watching his own videos. He felt disgusted by his "ugly" skating and performance. This season he also watched videos of other skaters to learn from them.
6. He communicates with the audience through eye contact and adjusts his performance based on the response from them.
7. He feels he is full of inferiority complexes. He likes clothes because he puts them on to hide his low opinion of himself. He looks at a mirror to check if anything goes wrong with him.
8. He never chose the music for his programs. He would try whatever the choreographer brought to him. His favorite pieces of music are too "gloomy" and "dark" for skating.
9. He is taking ballet lessons to strengthen his posture and center axis. His big dream is to contribute to the change of training conditions (e.g., shortage of ice rinks) in Japan.
 
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Yeah, I agree with Kozuka. Dai is Louis Vuitton and Gucci. And Kozuka is Prada. LV and Gucci are the 1st and 2nd accordingly in world sales. Both are old euro brands, with the taste of elegance, fashionism, unique-ness and unlimited luxury. Like the hotel Carlton Cannes which doesn't need any stars. It is by itself above all stars. Prada is a boutique too, not everyone's cup of tea with their tendency to simply-ness. It is still an upper-class brand, but it's just one of many.

For now, I think Dai's performance at NHK in Sapporo, both SP and LP, were the best. The audience got mad and Dai-twisted.
 
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Here is a collection of Dai's recent videos:

Thanks so much, BC! I especially look forward to seeing the interview. This guy is one of the all-time greats, and he'll never leave my Best of the Best list, where he'll reside with the likes of Browning, Curry, and Yagudin.
 

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Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed the Nikkei Seminar.
 

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The recent interview at Nikkei Seminar on 1/12/2012 gave me great insight into Daisuke as a person and skater (click [cc] on the bottom bar of the videos to make English subtitle appear)



He is so nice, relaxed... good interview!
 

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One thing I like about Dai's programs is: I never know who the choreographer is. All I see is Dai the artist, not the shadow of somebody else.

That is one thing I truly love about Daisuke's skating: he makes the music his own and has creative ownership of his own skating. Although Morozov did give him confidence, in the end, I am glad that Morozov dumped him because this freed Daisuke and allowed to experiment with different choreographers, music other than tired old warhorses like Phantom of the Opera, Romeo and Juliet, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, etc., and further develop his style on the ice. I try not to use the term 'artistry' lightly in skating, but I think Daisuke is indeed an artist, or as close as an artist one can be in competitive figure skating.

3. He met Nicolai Morozov in Russia, whose greatest contribution was giving him confidence--brainwashing him that he was great, scolding him for having low self-esteem, and boosting excitement in training. He trusted Nicolai till their separation. It was difficult for him. He felt bad mentally and suddenly had to make all training decisions by himself. Then of course he injured himself. The rehab (physiotherapy) was monotonous and tough, day in and day out, about half a year. He became more conscious of his body and lost all his jumps for a while, and it took a few years to adjust. He started to think that earning another medal might be farther and farther out of reach. He could see the "reality" (No hope for a medal). To vent his emotions, he had quarrels with Ms. Nagamitsu and threw his cell phone at his trainer (Mr. Watanabe) who was his punching bag. He felt ashamed, pathetic and disgraced when he went to competitions and felt that he was the only one without a secure jump. Eventually his body recovered just enough to attend the Olympic in Vancouver. It was a thrill for him to win a medal there and he felt obliged to continue. Though he won the Worlds that year, he couldn't understand how he got the 1st place with his performance. He felt he was not as good as other competitors.

I find reading about this dark period of time in Daisuke's life very fascinating, as I admit, during the time when he was injured, I actually had no idea all this was actually happening despite the fact that I was a fan of his skating even back then. Another anecdote: I read on another website that Daisuke ran away from his hospital in Feb. 2009 and coach/training team were panicking because they actually thought that he had left to commit suicide! In reality, Daisuke had travelled to Tokyo empty-handed and without telling anyone, and he spent time there wandering the streets and going on a spending spree out of spite and frustration. In the end he did return to the hospital but yeah....pretty intense.
 

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I didn't think it was possible but I am an even bigger fan of Dai's than I was when I first really took notice of him at the Olympics. I wish so many great things for him! :)
 
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Thanks for going back and summarizing the interview for us, BC. I started my day with this wonderful profile of Daisuke. As with Sasha'sSpins, it's made me an even more devoted fan. I love his remark that his own choice of music would be too gloomy for skating. I can just imagine him sitting in his room listening to claustrophobic music before going out and working like a demon on his conditioning. What a lovely view of a life of determination and perseverance. Go, Daisuke!
 

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Just wanted to join fest!!! I haven't had time to read all of this, but thanks for the thread! I look forward to reading this more this weekend. Go Dai!
 

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Here is another Dai's silly pic (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...34572114.90481.255007411190874&type=3&theater). And I noticed Misha Ge's comment in the ISU Facebook: "I'm feel very Japanese on this picture." Is Misha the only non-Japanese in that group photo? I'm getting the impression that Misha is a big fan or good friend of Dai. He listed Dai as one of his favorite skaters (among Jeffrey Buttle :rock:, Evgeni Plushenko, and Alexei Yagudin). And I forget which commentator once said that Misha watched Dai's practice to learn artistry from him. Also, is Dai short-sighted? I noticed he wore glasses in the photo.
 

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^You know the first few times that I saw photos of Dai with glasses I thought it was fashion, but if you notice he squints quite a bit in the K&C when reading his scores, so I am thinking his glasses are prescription rather than just fashion.
 

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Well, I truly do feel a little shallow posting this after the insightful things that have been said about Dai, but one of things that stands out about him to me is that he's just plain hot. Really exudes sex appeal. Whew, ok, now that I've gotten that out of my system -- again -- love his artistry, after Weir (probably my all-time fave men's singles skater) he's the best in my book, still love techno swan and so many other memorable programs.
 
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