Koshiro Shimada

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Koshiro Shimada (島田 高志郎 Shimada Kōshirō, born September 11, 2001, in Matsuyama, Japan ) is a Japanese figure skater. He is the 2019 Nebelhorn silver medalist, the 2019 Bavarian Open senior champion, 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). He Is also a two-time Japan Junior national medalist.

Shimada has relocated to Switzerland for training. His coach, Stephane Lambiel, is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist and the 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, and he won in his first year novice A!

Biographical Information

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

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

Rinkresults Entry
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=3619

Japanese Skating federation profile
https://skatingjapan.or.jp/figure/player/detail.php?id=Q/+9GHYa6K4=

Tracings.net Profile
http://www.tracings.net/shim-kosh.html


Update by dorispulaski - 20 August 2020

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


TypeScoreEventEvent category
Total220.45ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2018Junior Men
SP75.98ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019Senior Men
SP Technical40.89ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2018Junior Men
SP Component37.26ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019Senior Men
FS145.67ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2018Junior Men
FS Technical74.74ISU GP Skate America 2019Senior Men
FS Component74.56ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019Senior Men




Historical Personal Bests​

TypeScoreEventEvent category
Total203.29ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016Junior Men
SP70.48ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016Junior Men
SP Technical37.05ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016Junior Men
SP Component33.43ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016Junior Men
FS132.81ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016Junior Men
FS Technical66.59ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016Junior Men
FS Component67.22ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2016Junior 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 Japanese Nationals VS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsKZcwCVHtE

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
No video found
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCoVGlNsJSg

2015-16 Japanese Senior Nationals SP
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3jee97_koshiro-shimada-2015-japanese-nationals-sp_sport

2015 Bratislava JGP:
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gNkb3QkG9zI
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sq1foryt-Q&list=PLuB703eaMDlLACMCSBa6QBXzLSYKIJHNi&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/x3k7fvg_koshiro-shimada-2013-japanese-novice-nationals-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

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


EventLevelSPFSTotal
2019–20 season
2019-20 Japan ChampionshipsSenior5
80.59
13
131.65
10
212.24
2019 NHK TrophySenior6
75.98
10
137.67
9
213.65
2019 Skate AmericaSenior11
72.12
7
143.91
10
216.03
2019 CS Nebelhorn TrophySenior1
74.32
4
140.66
2
212.95
2018–19 season
2019 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior12
74.89
8
137.89
9
212.78
2019 Bavarian OpenSenior2
69.29
1
141.51
1
210.80
2018-19 Japan ChampionshipsSenior3
80.46
11
139.32
5
219.78
2018–19 JGP FinalJunior4
73.97
4
140.41
3
214.38
2018–19 Japan Junior ChampionshipsJunior1
82.35
5
127.68
3
210.03
2018 JGP SloveniaJunior4
73.48
5
139.47
3
212.95
2018 JGP AustriaJunior3
74.78
2
145.67
2
220.45
2017–18 season
2017-18 Japan Junior Championships--WD
2017 JGP PolandJunior12
59.47
4
130.99
7
190.46
2017 JGP CroatiaJunior6
64.85
5
131.87
5
196.72
2016–17 season
2017 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior12
68.77
13
125.33
14
194.10
2016–17 Japan ChampionshipsSenior10
62.66
6
137.52
7
200.18
2016–17 Japan Junior ChampionshipsJunior2
66.19
2
132.01
2
198.20
2016 JGP EstoniaJunior4
70.48
4
132.81
4
203.29
2016 JGP FranceJunior5
59.32
3
126.86
3
186.18
2016 Asian Open TrophyJunior3
60.22
1
124.87
1
185.09
2015–16 season
2016 Youth OlympicsJunior6
63.18
6
119.34
6
182.52
2016 Japanese National ChampionshipsSenior17
58.41
9
130.35
11
188.76
2016 Japanese Junior National ChampionshipsJunior8
55.04
2
122.39
4
177.43
2016 Japan Western Junior SectionalJunior11
49.34
4
120.60
5
171.83
2015 JGP Croatia CupJunior8
58.38
4
122.69
5
181.07
2016 Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Junior RegionalJunior1
58.41
2
110.24
1
167.80
2015 JGP BratislavaJunior12
47.77
4
122.12
7
169.89
2014–15 season
2015 Japanese Junior National ChampionshipsJunior8
51.47
19
91.56
16
143.03
2015 Japanese Novice (A) National ChampionshipsNovice-2
84.94
2
84.94
2015 Shu-Shikoku-Kyushu Block 6 Novice RegionalNovice-2
92.07
2
92.07
2013–14 season
2014 Novice Gardena Spring TrophyNovice2
35.30
2
86.52
2
118.82
2014 Japanese Junior National ChampionshipsJunior19
44.50
15
92.38
17
136.88
2014 Japanese Novice (A) National ChampionshipsNovice-1
90.65
1
90.65
2014 Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Block 6 Novice RegionalNovice-2
77.07
2
77.07
2013 Novice Asian Open Figure Skating TrophyNovice12
101.73
1
107.73
2012–13 season
2012-13 Japanese National Novice B ChampionshipsNovice-2
78.57
2
78.57
2012-13 Japanese Novice B Block 6 ChampionshipsNovice-1
73.15
1
73.15
2011–12 season
2011-12 Japanese National Novice B ChampionshipsNovice-12
42.96
12
42.96
2011-12 Japanese Novice B Block 6 ChampionshipsNovice-4
37.44
4
37.44



Interviews and Articles

July 2020 - "Japan’s Shimada feels stronger after tough senior debut season"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2020/07/japans-shimada-feels-stronger-after-tough-senior-debut-season/

Dec. 2018 - Junior Grand Prix Final - "‘Dark horse’ Gogolev wins men’s Junior Grand Prix title"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2018/12/jgpf-men-fs/

Dec. 2018 - Junior Grand Prix Final - "USA’s Pulkinen leads men in Junior Grand Prix Final"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2018/12/jgpf-men-sp/
 
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ioanna

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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. :biggrin:

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 :(
 

matmuh

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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 :(
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 :biggrin: he is the best thing during this year's JGP for me and one of the highlights of the season :love: he is so awesome and cute, and seems like have great guide like Tatsuki beside him ;)
 

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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!
 

matmuh

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still no video of his LP from nationals :sad21: 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 :sad46:)
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 :luv17:
 

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still no video of his LP from nationals :sad21: 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 :sad46:)
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 :luv17:

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. :agree:
 
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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. :agree:

really? :eek:: 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! :clapper:
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 :biggrin:
 

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really? :eek:: 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! :clapper:

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.

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 :biggrin:

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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still no video of his LP from nationals :sad21: 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 :sad46:)
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 :luv17:

Yes! I haven't seen this before, thank you!

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 :luv17: 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 :laugh:

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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There was an exhibition at Okayama on Sunday. Koshiro skated to Swan Lake so the costume is very appropriate :cool:

Thanks! if he is ok with that there is no problem. Actually he looks good in it :biggrin:
 

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When I first saw his R&J all I could think was that whenever I hear that music all I think of is Yuzuru :laugh: But as I watched it I liked it and I think I'll like it more as the season goes on. If he can nail his jumps it'll be a great program for him.
 
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