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Rinka Watanabe


Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
Rinka Watanabe ( Japanese: 渡 辺 倫 果 ) is a Japanese skater. She was born on 19 July 2002 in Chiba, Japan.

She is the 2024 Four Continents bronze medalist, the 2022 Skate Canada champion and the 2022 Lombardia Trophy champion.

Rinka qualified for the 2021 Japanese Championships by winning Eastern Sectionals.

Biographical Information

ISU Bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054893.htm

Rinkresults: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=6268

ISU Personal Bests

Personal Best Total Score213.14Lombardia Trophy 2022
Personal Best Score Short Program72.58ISU Grand Prix Final 2022-23
Personal Best Score Free Skating146.31Lombardia Trophy 2022

Programs & Videos
SP: Music from Avatar: The Way of Water, choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
FS: Brotsjor by Olafur Arnald; Goliath by Woodkid; Meeting Laua (Perfume - The Story of a Murderer) by Johnny Klinek, Reinhold Heil, Tom Tykwer; November by Max Richter, Alexander Balanescu

SP: El Tango De Roxanne (Moulin Rouge soundtrack) by Sting, performed by Ewan McGregor, Jose Feliciano
FS: Music from "Jin" (TV Series)

SP: "Heartlines" by Florence and the Machine
FS: "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff

2021 Japanese Championships
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NKO5BJgC6Ok
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFjOot1pbU

SP: Mendelssohn: "Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, MWV O7: III. Presto - Molto allegro e vivace," performed by Kurt Masur, Helen Huang, New York Philharmonic
FS: "The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, TH 13: Pas d'action. Adagio" performed by Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia

2018 Japanese Championships
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v6QGQeSIaAQ
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0fk1iJtpz84

2019 Coupe du Printemps
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MQpOpcvvI2s

FS: "Nut Rocker"

2017 Japanese Junior Championship's
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HUZtbUq_180

FS: Ladies in Lavender (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Joshua Bel

2016 Coupe du Printemps
FS: https://youtu.be/7AsJ1updzAM

2015 Japanese Junior Nationals
FS: https://youtu.be/k7zzouqaKpg

Competitive History

Galas and Exhibitions

2013 NHK Exhibition
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Record Breaker
Jun 21, 2003

Japan's Rinka Watanabe 渡辺 倫果 takes a few minutes to talk to Golden Skate before she takes the ice in her Grand Prix debut at 2022 Skate Canada tomorrow for the Short Program! She was first interested in Figure Skating after watching Shizuka Arikawa when she was three. She loves Daisuke Takahashi's step sequences as well, and she's excited that she will be seeing him soon in Sapporo.

She talks about her previous training locations and how she returned to Japan to work on her basic skating skills, how happy she was to reach her goal of over 200 points at Lombardia Trophy, her goal to become a better skater, her unique hobby of collecting Bathynomus giganteus figures, and more.

The 2022 CS Lombardia Trophy Champion will compete again at NHK Trophy later this next month!


On the Ice
Nov 11, 2019
Rinka's SP at Skate Canada, from the ISU YouTube channel, so geoblocking may apply.



On the Ice
Nov 11, 2019
Congratulations to Rinka on winning her first senior GP!

Free skate video below, from the ISU YouTube channel, geoblocking may apply.



Final Flight
Aug 16, 2018
Happy birthday Rinka! She spent her 21st birthday practicing for the ONE PIECE on ice show, and the cast celebrated her birthday 💕