Mai Mihara

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Japanese figure skater Mai Mihara (三原 舞依 Mihara Mai) was born 22 August 1999 in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. She is the 2017 Four Continents champion, 2018 Four Continents Silver Medalist, and the 2019 Four Continents Bronze Medalist

Poor health forced Mihara to withdraw from both of her Grand Prix assignments, the 2019 Skate Canada International and 2019 Cup of China. She did not compete either nationally or internationally in 2019-20.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

ISU Profile :
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014150.htm

Wikipedia Page :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai_Mihara

Archived Icenetwork Profile:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630075307/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/mai_mihara

Rinkresults Profile :
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=863

SOCIAL MEDIA

Mai' s Instagram:
Instagram: sysmex_figureskatingteam
https://www.instagram.com/sysmex_figureskatingteam/

Update 7 August 2020


PERSONAL BEST SCORES

(+5 / -5 Grade Of Execution System)


TypeScoreCompetition
Total Score209.22 Nebelhorn Trophy 2018
Short Program70.94Nebelhorn Trophy 2018
Free Program141.97 Four Continents Championships 2019



(+3 / -3 Grade Of Execution System)

TypeScoreCompetition
Total Score218.27 2017 World Team Trophy
Short Program72.102017 World Team Trophy
Free Program146.17 2017 World Team Trophy



PROGRAMS

2019-2020 Season
SP: "La Gitana;" choreo by David Wilson
FS: "Fairy of The Forest" & "Galaxy" Piano Version; choreo by Lori Nichols

2018-2019 Season
SP : It's Magic (from "Romance on the High Seas) by Jule Styne choreo by David Wilson
FP : Gabriel's Oboe (from The Mission) by Ennio Morricone choreo by David Wilson
EX1 : La Califfa by Sarah Brihgtman
EX2 : Cinderella by Patrick Doyle choreo by Yuka Sato

2017-2018 Season
SP : Libertango choreo by Benoit Richaud
FP : Gabriel's Oboe (from The Mission) by Ennio Morricone choreo by David Wilson
EX : La Califfa by Sarah Brihgtman

2016-2017 Season
SP : "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" by Camille Saint-Saëns choreo by Massimo Scali
FP : Cinderella by Patrick Doyle choreo by Yuka Sato
EX1 : Jazz Hot (from Victor/Victoria) performed by Julie Andrews
EX2 : Caprice by Niccolò Paganini
EX3 : Swan
EX4 : Meditation

2015-16 Season
SP : "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" by Camille Saint-Saëns choreo by Massimo Scali
FS : Music from Giselle by Adolphe Adam choreo by Marina Zueva, Yukina Ota, Kawagoe Masahiro
EX : La Califfa

2014-15 Season
SP : "Les Filles de Cadix" by Léo Delibes choreo by Kawagoe Masahiro
FS : Music from Giselle by Adolphe Adam choreo by Marina Zueva, Yukina Ota, Kawagoe Masahiro

2013-14 Season
SP : "Sakura" by Naotarō Moriyama choreo. by Kawagoe Masahiro
FS : Music from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein choreo. by Kawagoe Masahiro



COMPETITIVE HISTORY AND VIDEOS​


CompetitionSPFPOverallGala
PosScorePosScorePosScore
2019-2020 Season
Mai did not compete, due to health issues.
2018-2019 Season
2019 Winter Universiade175.922144.761220.68(X)
2019 Four Continents Championships865,152141,973207,12
2018-2019 Japanese National Championships372,883147,924220,80(X)
ISU GP Internationaux de France 2018167,953134,862202,81
ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018370,385133,824204,20
2019 Nebelhorn Trophy (CS)370,942138,282209,22(X)
2017-2018 Season
Coupe du Printemps 2018272,981142,511215,49(X)
2018 Four Continents Championships369,842140,732210,57(X)
2017-2018 Japanese National Championships764,273140,405204,67
ISU Internationaux de France 2017464,57
OC
5137,55
OC
CBC
NBC
4202,12(X)
ISU GP Cup of China 2017766,90
OC
3139,174206,07
2017 Japan Open--2147,83T,2(X)
2017 Skate Canada Autumn Classic (CS)266,182132,842199,02
2016-2017 Season
2017 World Team Trophy372,102146,172
T-1
218,27(X)
2017 World Championships1559,594138,29
BBC
5197,88(X)
2017 Four Continents Championships466,51
AUS
1134,34
BESP
NBC
AUS
1200,85(X)
2016-2017 Japanese National Championships565,912132,263198,17(X)
ISU GP Cup of China 2016368,48
US
4122,44
CBC
NBC
4190,92(X)
ISU GP Skate America 2016265,75
UN
3123,53
CBC
3189,28(X)
2016 Nebelhorn Trophy (CS)263,111125,921189,03(X)
2015-2016 Season
2015-2016 Junior Grandprix Final656,016110,246166,25
2015-2016 Japanese Junior Championships1549,087111,048160,12
ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2015163,552118,502182,05
ISU JGP Bratislava 2015360,812118,552179,36
2015 Asian Trophy (senior)153,921105,081159,00
2014-2015 Season
2015 Gardena Spring Trophy152,671113,891166,56
2014-2015 Japanese Championships1353,239105,589158,81
2014-2015 Japanese Junior Championships653,478101,137154,60
ISU JGP Ljubljana Cup 2014944,68497,816142,49
2013-2014 Season
2014 International Challenge Cup938,01199,054137,06
2013-2014 Japanese Championships2045,518106,9912152,50
2013-2014 Japanese Junior Championships253,195100,662153,85
ISU JGP Minsk 2013945,94495,885141,82
2013 Asian Trophy248,97296,062145,03
2012-2013 Season
2012-13 Japanese Junior Championships 1147,53892,618140,14

OTHER VIDEOS

2014-2015 National Middle School competition
SP : 58.01 (3rd)
FS : 107.07 (4th)
Total Score : 165.08 (3rd)

2013-2014 National Middle School competition
SP : 57.75 (1st)
FS : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc2HVG9GFT4 , 108.02 (3rd)
Total Score: 165.77 (1st)




ARTICLES​

Golden Skate:

Slater, Paula (24 November 2018). "Japan's Kihira wins second Grand Prix gold in Grenoble".

(23 December 2018). "Sakamoto shakes it up at Japanese Nationals; win's first title"

Slater, Paula (7 February 2019). "Bradie Tennell takes slight lead in Anaheim".


Slater, Paula (9 February 2019). "Kihira captures gold in Anaheim in debut at Four Continents".


Icenetwork:

Cinderella story: Mihara strikes gold at Nebelhorn ; September 24, 2016

Rejuvenated Tuktamisheva skates clean, takes lead ; September 23, 2016

Rising stars of Asia: Quartet leads charge for Japan ; December 4, 2015

Sotskova, Mihara book tickets to JGP Final ; September 11, 2015

Mihara in front behind impressive triple jumps ; September 10, 2015

Tsurskaya earns first gold medal of 2015 JGP Series ; August 21, 2015
 
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Congratulation to Mai's winning of Nebelhorn Trophy ladies' and at her 1st event of senior debuting season! :hap10:
It's really nice to see her overcoming the illness and getting back to skating. Hopefully everything will go well for Mai in the new season and upcoming events.
 

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I really liked her long program a lot! It was really light and floaty and fun!
 

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She was my favourite Japanese lady in JGP series last season, so glad the tranistion to seniors is going well. Congrats for winning Challenger at first try! :cheer:
 

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Two lovely programs from Mai! The SP seemed to need a little more speed, but the FS was a joy to watch! I was just checking the Skate America list and am so excited that I will get to see her at that event! Looks like she also has Cup of China. Kudos to her for coming out in her first Challenger and doing so well!
 

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She's a natural, smooth skater. I really enjoyed both programs she did at Nebelhorn. Yuka Sato choreographed her FS, that style really suits her.
 

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i finally had a chance to update Mai's OP :yahoo: unfortunately couldnt find many videos :( if you have any other than what i found please let me know!! :agree:
 

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I don't really know too much about Mai so was anxious to see her today at SA practice. I was very impressed with her carriage, the way she takes her time with her movements, her stretch, and her jumps were pretty decent. I thought she needed a little more speed in her spins, and on one spin she seemed to just sort of fall out of it. Very charming young lady though with good musicality. Can't wait to see her compete in the SP tomorrow.
 
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thank you Arriba for your report!! :thank: i dont expect her to win even if she skates cleanly and others dont cause she is at a disadvantage when it comes to PCS but she is definitely medal contender, and after yesterday's practice reports i noticed more people have her at top 3 at predictions game :biggrin:
here is her interview backstage : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np0l2h7Sywk
all the best to her at her 1st GP!! :yahoo::cheer:
 

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thank you Arriba for your report!! :thank: i dont expect her to win even if she skates cleanly and others dont cause she is at a disadvantage when it comes to PCS but she is definitely medal contender, and after yesterday's practice reports i noticed more people have her at top 3 at predictions game :biggrin:
here is her interview backstage : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np0l2h7Sywk
all the best to her at her 1st GP!! :yahoo::cheer:

Wow! it is her first GPS? And Kobayashi-san helps her. She is like a mother for Japanese skaters although she became famours for the moment to japanese figure skating fans. https://twitter.com/debbyryan513/status/434192828013355009/photo/1 :biggrin:
 

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Good Luck Mai, I am a huge fan of her smooth and beautiful skating, she is so pleasant and relaxing to watch, very happy that she overcome her illness :cheer2:
 

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I don't really know too much about Mai so was anxious to see her today at SA practice. I was very impressed with her carriage, the way she takes her time with her movements, her stretch, and her jumps were pretty decent. I thought she needed a little more speed in her spins, and on one spin she seemed to just sort of fall out of it. Very charming young lady though with good musicality. Can't wait to see her compete in the SP tomorrow.

Thank you for your report, Arriba! And as for her coreographer of Sp, Masshimo, i know he is working with Marina. she seems to keep the works with them for the past months. Further, her coreographer of FP is yuka SATO! im interested in the program.
 

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Good luck Mai!

I think she might surprise a few people this weekend - she seems "under the radar" for many, even though she made it to the Junior GP final last year and won at Nebelhorn this year. (some of my photos of her at GP final)

Her skating is lovely.
 
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Good job by Mai in her SP. She was so cute when they announced her score (2nd place). My opinion is the same as what I said about her practices - she has good jumps but needs more work on steps and spins. The audience really cheered for her, and I'm so happy she had such a positive experience for her GP debut.
 

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Bronze medal at Skate America! Well done Mai!
 

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Congrats Mai, what a GP debut! :clap:
I like her soft, fluent skating - so gentle, so Japanese. :love:
 

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She's so pretty to look at! I really loved her and Mariah's skates, today. Does she have a 2nd GP planned? I don't remember.
EDIT: Nevermind, just found it is Cup of China. Good luck, kid! :cheer:
 
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What an awesome senior debut! First a win in Challenger now bronze in GP. Many congrats Mai! :hap10:
 
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