Mao Shimada | Golden Skate

Mao Shimada

yume

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Mao Shimada (島田 麻央 Shimada Mao) is a Japanese figure skater born on 30 october 2008 in Tokyo.

She is the 2021 Junior national champion, the 2021 and 2020 novice A champion, the 2020 junior national bronze medalist, the 2019 novice B champion.

She successfully landed 4T for the first time at 12yo at Kyoto championships and also attempted 3A in competition.

She is coached by Mie Hamada at Konoshita Academy. She was previously coached by Koji Okajima in Tokyo.

Her JSF profile: https://www.skatingjapan.or.jp/figure/player/detail.php?id=Zhh858U92yQ=

Her rinkresults profile:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=31766


Here are the videos of her winning programs.

Mao's Quad Toe! March 2021

2021 junior gold FS
2021 junior SP
2021 novice A gold
2020 junior nationals bronze
2020 Novice A gold
2019 novice B gold

Competition History

Short
program
Free
skating
Total
CompetitionLevelScoreNoScoreNoScoreNo
2021-2022
Japan Junior Championships 2021Junior61.764126.751188.511
Japan Novice Championships 2021Advanced novice120.031
Kinki Regional Championships 2021Advanced novice120.831
2020-2021
Japan Junior Championships 2020Junior57.896115.553173.443
Japan Novice Championships 2020Advanced novice (A)108.421
Kinki Regional Championships 2020Advanced novice (A)105.251
2019-2020
Japan Novice Championships 2019Intermediate novice (B)88.501
Tokyo Regional Championships 2019Intermediate novice (B)88.121
2018-2019
Japan Novice Championships 2018Basic novice B68.715
Tokyo Regional Championships 2018Basic novice B69.151
 
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yume

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Mar 11, 2016
Happy birthday to Mao!

Any news about her SP music this season? I'm looking forward junior nats. The battle for the podium will be fierce. Teammates Ayumi Shibayama and Hana Yoshida and others like Rion Sumiyoshi and Ami Nakai have strong arguments too.
 

yume

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Mao won junior nats with two clean skates (including aa 4T in the free program).
I don't recall a novice winning junior nats.
And i just checked, among Japanese ladies, i think that so far she got the highest TES for domestic comps (76.03) and is only 2nd to Mihara when we take into account international scores. That's with one less technical element than seniors :laugh:
 
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cohkaix

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Mar 9, 2013
Post-competition interview with Mao Shimada (translation roughly):


*Shimada won the 21' Jr. Women's Nationals, as the current NvA Women's National Champion. This is since 94' when Shizuka Arakawa won the Jr. Nationals' title as the NvA Champion of that year (At that time Arakawa was a 1st-year high school student).

- In general, Mao said she was happy about the winning, and about landing the 4T in the FS program.
- She wasn't able to jump the 4T during the 6-min warming up, and she sensed that her jumping axis was off. So she made the adjustment afterwards.
- To be able to land 4T in the recent competitions including regional, NvA Nationals, and now at Jr. Nationals have helped her gain confidence.
- Comparing to NvA level skating, she had to add one more jump (and 30 sec longer) to make the Jr. program. Mao said she failed with the Jr. level program at first. So she's happy she can make the program works.
- For the future competitions (she'll turn Jr. next season), she wants to work more on the skating skills in addition to jumps, and paying attention to PCS. As for jumps, she will want to try 2 quads, and perhaps to start with 2 4Ts.
- She's happy to follow Arakawa's step and win the Jr. Nationals as NvA level skater (and her impression of Arawkawa is of course...the Ina Bauer!)
 

yume

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Post-competition interview with Mao Shimada (translation roughly):


*Shimada won the 21' Jr. Women's Nationals, as the current NvA Women's National Champion. This is since 94' when Shizuka Arakawa won the Jr. Nationals' title as the NvA Champion of that year (At that time Arakawa was a 1st-year high school student).

- In general, Mao said she was happy about the winning, and about landing the 4T in the FS program.
- She wasn't able to jump the 4T during the 6-min warming up, and she sensed that her jumping axis was off. So she made the adjustment afterwards.
- To be able to land 4T in the recent competitions including regional, NvA Nationals, and now at Jr. Nationals have helped her gain confidence.
- Comparing to NvA level skating, she had to add one more jump (and 30 sec longer) to make the Jr. program. Mao said she failed with the Jr. level program at first. So she's happy she can make the program works.
- For the future competitions (she'll turn Jr. next season), she wants to work more on the skating skills in addition to jumps, and paying attention to PCS. As for jumps, she will want to try 2 quads, and perhaps to start with 2 4Ts.
- She's happy to follow Arakawa's step and win the Jr. Nationals as NvA level skater (and her impression of Arawkawa is of course...the Ina Bauer!)
Oh so Shizuka did the same thing. I hope Mao has the same bright future (with more consistency though).
Seems like her team gave up on 3A. She tried it at her first novice A nats. Too bad.
 
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