Shoma Uno

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UNO Shōma (Kana: うの しょうま; Kanji: 宇野 昌磨) is a Men’s Singles skater who represents Japan. He was born on 17[SUP]th[/SUP] December 1997 in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He is the 2018 Olympic silver medalist, a two-time World silver medalist (2018, 2017), the 2019 Four Continents Champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist (2015–2018), the 2017 Asian Winter Games champion, and a three-time Japanese national champion (2016, 2017, 2018). Earlier in his career, he became the 2015 World Junior champion, and the 2014–15 Junior Grand Prix Final champion.

Shōma says his name in an ISU Wait...What video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQEb0na0_FY

Updated 9 March 2020

Biographical Info

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00012455.htm

Ice Network Bio (archive)
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630082416/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/shoma_uno

Rink Results Bio:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=720

Tracings.net Bio:
http://tracings.net/uno-shom.html

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


Social Media

Website:
http://www.shoma-uno.com/


Personal Best Total Score289.12ISU Four Continents Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program104.15ISU CS Lombardia Trophy 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating197.36ISU Four Continents Championships 2019


Programs

2019-2020 Season
SP: “Great Spirit” by Armin van Buuren, Vini Vici feat. Hilight Tribe; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne, David Wilson
FS: "Our Life (Finale)" performed by Brock Hewitt; "Dancing on My Own" by Calum Scott; choreo by David Wilson; "Your Last Kiss " by Karl Hugo; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne, David Wilson
EX: "This Town" by Niall Horan; choreo. by David Wilson

2018–2019 Season
SP: Flamenco version of Stairway to Heaven by Rodrigo y Gabriella
FS: Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
EX1: “Great Spirit” by Armin van Buuren, Vini Vici feat. Hilight Tribe; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne, David Wilson
EX2: "Time After Time" by Harry Connick Jr.; choreo. by David Wilson
EX3: "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth; choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi

2017–18 Season

SP:"Winter" (from Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi; choreo by Mihoko Higuchi
FS:"Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini, "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, performed by Jose Carreras; choreo by Mihoko Higuchi
EX1:See You Again by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth; choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi
EX2:This Town by Niall Horan, Jamie Scott; choreo. by David Wilson

2016–17 Season
SP: “Fantasy For Violin And Orchestra” (from “Ladies in Lavender” soundtrack) by Nigel Hess
FS: “Buenos Aires Hora Cero” by Astor Piazzolla, “Barada Para Un Loco” by Astor Piazzolla
EX1:"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth; choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi
EX2:"La vie en rose" performed by Andrea Bocelli, Édith Piaf; choreo. by Stéphane Lambiel
EX3:This Town by Niall Horan, Jamie Scott; choreo. by David Wilson

2015–16 Season
SP: “Legends” by Sacred Spirits
FS: “Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini performed by Vanessa Mae; “Nessun Dorma” by Giacomo Puccini performed Paul Potts
EX1:Violin Sonata No.9 by Ludwig van Beethoven; choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi
EX2:"Don Juan DeMarco" by Michael Kamen; choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi

2014–15 Season
SP: “Violin Sonata No. 9” by Ludwig van Beethoven
FS: “Don Juan DeMarco” soundtrack by Michael Kamen
EX1:"The Blessed Spirits" by Vanessa-Mae; choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi, Machiko Yamada

2013–14 Season
SP: “The Blessed Spirits” by Vanessa-Mae
FS: “Steps” by Secret Garden
EX2:"Tanguera" by Mariano Mores; choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi, Machiko Yamada

2012–13 Season
SP: “Tanguera” by Mariano Mores
FS: “Steps” by Secret Garden
EX:"Bad Boy Good Man" by Tape Five

2011–12 Season
SP: “Tucker” by Joe Jackson
FS: “Tzigane” by Maurice Ravel

2010–11 Season
SP:
FS: “Tzigane” by Maurice Ravel
EX:"Fly Me to the Moon"


ISU Personal Best Scores for Shōma Uno:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00012455.htm

Season
Short Program/Event
ScoreFree Skate/EventScoreTotal/Event
Score
ISU Personal
Best Score

ISU All Time Best ListISU All Time Best ListISU All Time Best List
2019-20ISU Season's Best ListISU Season's Best ListISU Season's Best List
2018–19
ISU SP Season Best List
ISU CS Lombardia Trophy 2018
104.15ISU FS Season Best List
ISU Four Continents Championships 2019
197.36ISU Total Season Best List
ISU Four Continents Championships 2019
289.12
2017–18ISU SP Season Best List
ISU CS Lombardia Trophy 2017
104.87ISU FS Season Best List
ISU CS Lombardia Trophy 2017
214.97ISU Total Season Best List
ISU CS Lombardia Trophy 2017
319.84
2016–17 ISU SP Season Best Scores
ISU World Championships 2017
104.86ISU FS Season Best Scores
ISU World Championships 2017
214.45ISU Total Season Best Scores
ISU World Championships 2017
319.31
2015-16ISU SP Season Best Scores
ISU Four Continents Championships 2016
92.99ISU FS Season Best Scores
ISU Grand Prix Final 2015/16
190.32ISU Total Season Best Scores
ISU Grand Prix Final 2015/16
276.79
2014-15ISU SP Season Best Scores
ISU Four Continents Championships 2015
88.90ISU FS Season Best Scores
ISU Four Continents Championships 2015
167.55ISU Total Season Best Scores
ISU Four Continents Championships
256.45
2013–14ISU SP Season Best Scores
ISU Junior World Championships 2014
70.67ISU FS Season Best Scores
ISU Junior World Championships 2014
135.83ISU Total Season Best Scores
ISU JGP Minsk 2013
181.54
2012–13 ISU SP Season Best Scores
ISU JGP Pokal d. Blauen Schwerter 2012
63.48ISU FS Season Best Scores
ISU World Junior Championships 2013
125.42ISU Total Season Best Scores
ISU JGP Pokal d. Blauen Schwerter 2012
188.48
2011–12ISU SP Season Best Scores
ISU World Juniors 2012
57.71ISU FS Season Best Scores
ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2011
118.86ISU Total Season Best Scores
ISU World Junior Championships 2012
175.92







The Personal Best and Season Best scores that the ISU uses for a skater only take into consideration certain competitions. For example, they do not take into consideration domestic competitions, such as Sectional, Regional or National Championships.

However, confusion arises when you come to the Major International Championships and the Senior B’s.

For the Major Championshipss, the ISU definitely takes into consideration the events they run themselves, and the Olympics. But, there does not seem to be any consistency over how they approach other events.

And as for the Senior B’s, it is particularly confusing as an event may be taken into consideration one year, but not the next. Much of this is due to the changing make-up of the Challenger Series.

So, to make things simpler, the table below takes into consideration all the events that the skater has taken part in. These scores are referred to as “Absolute Season’s Best” so as to distinguish them from the scores recorded by the ISU.


Absolute Season’s Best Score

The Absolute designations are based purely on the contents of the Competitive History table in this post. If anybody knows of any scores that are not in the table, please let me know, and we will be only too happy to add them in.

No attemp is made to compare scores from different years, as the Code of Points changes radically every season.

As always when comparing scores, it should be kept in mind that you are not comparing like for like. There is a subjective aspect to judging, and every competition has different judges.


Competitive History
Videos linked in table

Absolute Season’s Best Score

Disclaimer: Absolute Season’s Best (SB) score designations are based purely on the contents of the Competitive History table in this post. If anybody knows of any scores that are not in the table, please let us know, and we will be only too happy to add them in.

DateCompetitionLevelSPFPTotalGala
PosScorePosScorePosScore
2019-2020 Season
SP:“Great Spirit” by Armin van Buuren, Vini Vici feat. Hilight Tribe; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne, David Wilson
FS: "Our Life (Finale)" performed by Brock Hewitt; "Dancing on My Own" by Calum Scott; choreo by David Wilson; "Your Last Kiss " by Karl Hugo; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne, David Wilson
20-23 Feb 2020Challenge Cup 2020Senior191.711198.701290.41
19 Dec 20192019 Japanese NationalsSenior2105.711184.861​290.57X
14 Nov 2019Cup of Russia 2019Senior487.294164.954252.24X
01-03 Nov 2019Internationaux de France 2019Senior479.059136.798215.84X
14-17 Nov 2019Finlandia Trophy 2019Senior292.281162.951255.23
05 Oct 2019Japan Open 2019Senior
-2169.09--
2018–2019 Season
SP: Flamenco version of Stairway to Heaven by Rodrigo y Gabriella
FS: Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
2019-04-11World Team Trophy 2019Senior392.783189.463282.24X
2019-03-18World Championship 2019Senior691.404178.924270.32
2019-02-05Four Continents Championships 2019Senior491.761197.361289.12
2018-12-20Japan Championships 2018Senior1102.061187.041289.10
2018-12-05Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix Final 2018Senior291.672183.432275.10
2018-11-09NHK Trophy 2018Senior192.491183.961276.45X
2018-10-26Skate Canada 2018Senior288.871188.381277.25
2018-10-06Japan Open 2018Senior
-1186.69
-
2018-09-13Lombardia Trophy 2018Senior1104.151172.051276.20
2017–18 Season
SP: "Winter" (from Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi; choreo by Mihoko Higuchi
FS: Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, performed by Jose Carreras; choreo by Mihoko Higuchi
2018-03-19World Championship 2018Senior594.262179.512273.77
2018-02-09Olympics 2018Senior3104.173202.732306.90X
2018-02-09Olympic Team Event 2018Senior1103.25---Team 5
2018-01-22Four Continents Championships 2018Senior1100.492197.452297.94X
2017-12-19Japan Championships 2017Senior196.831186.471283.30
2017-12-06Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix Final 2017Senior2101.511184.502286.01
17-19 Nov. 2017Internationaux de FranceSenior293.921179.402273.32X
27-29 Oct. 2017Skate Canada InternationalSenior1103.621197.481301.10
13-16 Sep. 2017ISU CS Lombardia TrophySenior1104.871214.971319.84
2016–17 Season
SP “Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra” (“Ladies in Lavender” soundtrack) by Nigel Hess, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi
FS “Buenos Aires Hora Cero” by Astor Piazzolla, “Barada Para Un Loco” by Astor Piazzolla, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi
20–23 Apr. 2017World Team TrophySenior1103.532198.491302.02X
27 Mar. – 02 Apr. 2017ISU World ChampionshipsSenior2104.862214.452319.31X
10–12 Mar. 2017Coupe du PrintempsSenior1104.311199.371303.68
23–26 Feb. 20172017 Asian Winter GamesSenior292.431188.841281.27X
14–19 Feb. 2017Four ContinentsSenior2100.283187.773288.05
X
22–25 Dec. 2016Japan ChampionshipsSenior288.051192.361280.41
Medal Ceremony

07–11 Dec. 2016ISU Grand Prix FinalSenior186.82
Universal

2195.69
NBC

3282.51
Medal Ceremony
Group Dance
X
04–06 Nov. 2016Cup Of RussiaSenior198.59
Universal

2186.48
CBC
ELTA

2285.07X
21–23 Oct. 2016Skate AmericaSenior189.15
1190.19
NBC
APEHA
1279.34

X
01 Oct. 2016Japan OpenSenior1198.551Team Japan: 1stX
08–11 Sep. 2016Lombardia TrophySenior186.682172.251258.93
2015–16 Season
SP “Legends by Sacred Spirits”, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi
FS “Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini performed by Vanessa Mae; “Nessun Dorma” by Giacomo Puccini performed Paul Potts, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi
22–24 Apr. 2016Team Challenge CupSenior1(Team Asia: 1)105.74



1
(Team Asia: 3)
192.92
CBS
1298.66
(for reference only)
X
26 Mar. – 03 Apr. 2016ISU World ChampionshipsSenior490.74
CBC

6173.51
BBC
CBC
7264.25
16–21 Feb. 2016Four ContinentsSenior292.99

5176.82
NBCSN
4269.81
24–27 Dec. 2015Japan ChampionshipsSenior297.943169.212267.15
09–13 Dec. 2015ISU Grand Prix FinalSenior486.47
UHD
4190.323276.79
12–15 Nov. 2015Trophée de FranceSenior189.56
CBC
NBC UHD
189.56
22–25 Oct. 2015Skate AmericaSenior480.78
1176.65

2257.43X
03 Oct. 2015Japan OpenSenior1185.481Team Japan: 1st
16–20 Sep. 2015U.S. International Figure Skating ClassicSenior952.451154.965207.41
2014–15 Season
SP “Violin Sonata No. 9” by Ludwig van Beethoven, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi
FS “Don Juan DeMarco” soundtrack by Michael Kamen, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi
02–08 Mar. 2015ISU Junior World Championships
(Tracings)
Junior184.872147.671232.54
Interview
Medal Fermenting
X
10–15 Feb. 2015Four Continents
(Tracings)
Senior288.90

5167.55

5256.45
25–29 Dec. 2014Japan ChampionshipsSenior385.533165.752251.28X
10–14 Dec. 2014ISU Junior Grand Prix Final
(Tracings)
Junior375.21

1163.06

1238.27
Medal Ceremony
X
04–07 Dec. 2014The 24th Aichi Figure Skating Competition *Japanese only
187.14187.14
22–24 Nov. 2014Japan ChampionshipsJunior182.722128.001210.72
08–11 Oct. 2014ISU Junior Grand Prix Croatia Cup
(Tracings)
Junior174.821152.691227.51
11–14 Sep. 2014ISU Junior Grand Prix Nagoya TV Cup
(Tracings)
Junior269.782150.212219.99
07–10 Aug. 2014Asian Open TrophySenior171.891151.261223.15
2013–14 Season
SP “The Blessed Spirits” by Vanessa-Mae, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi, Machiko Yamada
FS “Steps” by Secret Garden, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi, Machiko Yamada
29–30 Mar. 2014Gardena Spring Trophy
(Tracings)
Senior172.261145.511217.77
10–16 Mar. 2014ISU Junior World Championships
(Tracings)
Junior370.675135.835206.50
20–23 Dec. 2013Japan Championships
(Tracings)
Senior672.157144.347216.49
22–24 Nov. 2013Japan Championships
(Tracings)
Junior271.613134.492206.10
01–04 Nov. 2013Japan Western Sectional
(Tracings)
Junior170.372130.342200.71
09–12 Oct. 2013ISU Junior Grand Prix Tallinn Cup
(Tracings)
Junior367.093130.734197.82
27–29 Sep. 2013
*JSF page has down “2012” but the data is “2013”
Chubu Block 4 Regional
(Tracings)
Junior170.181129.261199.44
28–31 Aug. 2013ISU Junior Grand Prix Riga Cup
(Tracings)
Junior658.223117.593175.81
2012–13 Season
SP “Tanguera” by Mariano Mores, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi, Machiko Yamada
FS “Steps” by Secret Garden, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi, Machiko Yamada
25 Feb. – 03 Mar. 2013ISU Junior World Championships
(Tracings)
Junior761.666125.42
Fuji
7187.08X
20–23 Dec. 2012Japan Championships
(Tracings)
Senior1067.5611131.4711199.03X
17–18 Nov. 2012Japan Championships
(Tracings)
Junior266.212124.372190.58
01–04 Nov. 2012Japan Western Sectional
(Tracings)
Junior360.383118.473178.85
10–13 Oct. 2012ISU Junior Grand Prix Pokal der Blauen Schwerter
(Tracings)
Junior263.481125.002188.48
26–29 Sep. 2012ISU Junior Grand Prix Bled Cup
(Tracings)
Junior461.426112.926174.34
2011–12 Season
SP “Tucker” by Joe Jackson, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi, Machiko Yamada
FS “Tzigane” by Maurice Ravel, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi, Machiko Yamada
27 Feb. – 04 Mar. 2012ISU Junior World Championships
(Tracings)
Junior1057.7110118.2110175.92
14–22 Jan. 2012Youth Olympic Games
(Tracings)
Junior651.522115.632167.15
22–25 Dec. 2011Japan Championships
(Tracings)
Senior763.4910126.939190.42
25–27 Nov. 2011Japan Championships
(Tracings)
Junior361.565111.905173.46
03–06 Nov. 2011Japan Western Sectional
(Tracings)
Junior461.753119.283181.03
12–15 Oct. 2011ISU Junior Grand Prix Tallinn Cup
(Tracings)
Junior456.293118.863175.15
30 Sep. – 02 Oct. 2011Chubu Block 4 Regional
(Tracings)
Junior159.381114.351173.73
14–17 Sep. 2011ISU Junior Grand Prix Baltic Cup
(Tracings)
Junior848.693114.554163.24
2010–11 Season
FS “Tzigane” by Maurice Ravel, choreo. by Mihoko Higuchi, Machiko Yamada
26–28 Nov. 2010
Japan Championships *Japanese only
(Tracings)
Junior357.62894.424152.04
29–31 Oct. 2010
Japan Championships *Japanese only
(Tracings)
Novice1101.331101.33


Videos from Ice Shows

Event
Program​
2019 The IceGreat Spirit
Stars on Ice 2019Winter
Moonlight Sonata
Carnival on Ice 2019See You Again and Great Spirit Encore
All That Skate 2019 Day 3https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3CiEsffOS4Time After Time
All That Skate 2019Thunder (with Nathan Chen)
Friends on Ice 2016Buenos Aires Hora Cero; Balada para un loco from 15:15
La Vie en Rose by Andrea Bocelli ft. Edith Piaf
Ice Castle Opening Show in Shenzhen 2016Fantasy for Violin & Orchestra
THE ICE 2016 OsakaBuenos Aires Hora Cero; Balada para un loco
Prince Ice World Yokohama 2016See You Again by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
Carnival on Ice 2016https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7mk_hFoT5ALadies in Lavender soundtrack
Stars on Ice Japan Tour 2016Turandot by Giacomo Puccini performed by Vanessa Mae; Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini performed Paul Potts
New Year On Ice 2016Don Juan DeMarco soundtrack by Michael Kamen
Prince Ice World Tokyo 2015Turandot by Giacomo Puccini performed by Vanessa Mae; Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini performed Paul Potts
Fantasy on Ice Shizuoka 2015Legends by Sacred Spirit
Prince Ice World Yokohama 2015Don Juan DeMarco soundtrack by Michael Kamen
Nagoya Figure Skating Festival 2015The Blessed Spirits by Vanessa-Mae (private)
The ICE 2014Don Juan DeMarco soundtrack by Michael Kamen
2013 Medalists on IceTanguera
Medalists on Ice 2012Bad Boy Good Man by Tape Five
Medalists on Ice 2010Fly Me To The Moon by Bart Howard; When The Saints Go Marching In


Baby Pictures!

Little Shōma Uno (pre quad flip)
https://twitter.com/JohnWilsonBlade/status/727885899497877504

2010 Highlights of Shōma at Junior Nationals, interview, playing with his little brother at home, practicing jumps, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pkOaD0ScME

2010 Young Shōma cuts up with Plushenko :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTP9wUCl6_0&sns=em

Nov 2008 Novice Championships - Espana Cani
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_ULhhnIPjw

Feb 12, 2007 Central Japan Figure Skating Championships FS - Opus Number 1 by Ralph Burns (cover of Tommy Dorsey)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFWQW0u3Gkw


Golden Skate Articles and Threads
February 2019 - "Revived, Uno rallies to capture first Four Continents title"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2019/02/revived-uno-rallies-to-capture-first-four-continent-title/

December 2018 - "Uno wins third consecutive national title in Osaka"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2018/12/uno-wins-third-consecutive-national-title-in-osaka/

November 2018 - "Uno pockets fifth Grand Prix gold at 2018 NHK Trophy"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2018/11/uno-pockets-fifth-grand-prix-gold-at-2018-nhk-trophy/

October 2018 - "Uno defends Skate Canada title"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2018/10/uno-defends-skate-canada-title/

December 2017- "Shoma Uno defends title at Japanese Nationals"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2017/12/2017-japanese-nationals-men/

October 2017 - "Uno slays competition in Regina despite ‘lack of stamina"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2017/10/uno-slays-competition-regina-despite-lack-stamina/

December 2016 - "Uno wins national title; hopes to improve consistency"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2016/12/2016-17-japanese-nationals-men/

June 2016 - Shōma Uno raises bar for 2016-2017
http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/06/shoma-uno-2/
Associated Thread
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?59772-Shoma-Uno-raises-bar-for-2016-17

April 2016 - Uno lands historic quad flip at Team Challenge
http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/04/2016-team-challenge-men/
Associated Thread
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?59377-Uno-makes-history-Brown-returns

April 2015 Article "Next in line: Shōma Uno" by Tatjana Flade
http://www.goldenskate.com/2015/04/shoma-uno/
Associated Thread
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?54876-Next-in-line-Shoma-Uno

Oct 2014 Thread - Shōma's message to Daisuke's retirement , next "Daisuke" is coming
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...s-retirement-next-quot-Daisuke-quot-is-coming

Oct 2014 Thread - Bóyáng Jīn and Shōma Uno JGPF show down
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?52267-Boyang-Jin-and-Shoma-Uno-JGPF-show-down!

Oct 2007 Thread - New video of Shōma Uno
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?17631-new-video-of-Shoma-Uno

May 2007 - Shōma's first fan thread
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?16741-Uno-Shoma


Other Articles and Media


June 2019 "Discussion about Shoma Uno and Tutberidze by sports journalist Anatoly Samokhvalov and coach Inna Goncharenkov.
By Abatoly Samokhvalova. R-Sport. 06-10-19
https://rsport.ria.ru/20190610/1555428138.htm"l
Translation
https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...arentko-and-a-samokhvalov.105694/post-5596322

December 2016 -"Uno Captures Gold at Japanese Championships "
https://web.archive.org/web/2017073...4/uno-captures-gold-at-japanese-championships

November 2016 - "Uno outshines Fernández at Rostelecom Cup"
https://web.archive.org/web/2017073...106/uno-outshines-fernandez-at-rostelecom-cup

October 2016 - First quadruple flip jump in a figure skating competition (male)
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.jp/news/2016/10/uno-shoma-445706

September 2016 - Uno on the cover of Figure Skate Life vol.7
http://www.fusosha.co.jp/img/item/isbn/9784594611132.jpg

September 2016 - Training footage from Chicago and start of the season fluff
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4saqvo_160907-昌磨_sport

July 2016 - Uno on the cover of Figure Skate Nihon Daihyou Memorial 2016
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51L10P9G-dL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

April 2016 - First quadruple Flip performed in competition
http://www.isu.org/en/single-and-pa...first-quadruple-flip-performed-in-competition

March 21, 2016 - Uno on the cover of AERA
http://publications.asahi.com/ecs/image/cover_image/17875.jpg

July 2015 - Uno signed with a management agency, Universal Sports Marketing.
Source

June 2015 - Interview by Kenji Miyamoto
:bow:Video links and translations

June 2015 - Interview by Shizuka Arakawa
Video unavailable, preview only

May 2015 - "Rising stars of Asia: Uno ready to put on a show" by Wei Xiong
https://web.archive.org/web/2015101...sing-stars-of-asia-uno-ready-to-put-on-a-show

December 2015 - "Uno: 'I'm still in the process of making it complete"
https://web.archive.org/web/2016041...im-still-in-the-process-of-making-it-complete

April 2015 - Uno and Yamamoto on the cover of World Figure Skating Magazine NEXT (Special Edition)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71ISohQt5XL.jpg

March 2015 - "Uno withstands late charge from Jin to win title" by Klaus-Reinhold Kany
https://web.archive.org/web/2015101...-withstands-late-charge-from-jin-to-win-title

March 2015 - "Red-hot Uno in full control after excellent short" by Klaus-Reinhold Kany
https://web.archive.org/web/2016041...hot-uno-in-full-control-after-excellent-short

Dec 2014 - "Shōma Uno: the story of a triumph" by Florentina Tone
http://www.insideskating.net/2014/12/15/features/shoma-uno-the-story-of-a-triumph

December 2014 - "Uno in full control, runs away with men's title" by Jean-Christophe Berlot
https://web.archive.org/web/2015101...uno-in-full-control-runs-away-with-mens-title

Oct. 2014 - "Uno Wins Men's Gold at JGP Croatia" by Michael Terry
https://web.archive.org/web/2015101...wins-mens-gold-at-jgp-croatia-silver-for-chen
 
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Shoma is still small but has a bright future once gets a consistent 3A
an explosive and mini Daisuke in the making. he will be up there with Yuzuru in the coming years
and he is very popular in Japan like Yuzuru
 
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Thanks for starting this thread. I became a fan of his after watching this perfromance of his at MOI in 2013.
He needs to up his tech but my goodness he has everything else. He received Level 4 in spins and footwork
in both SP and FP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idzi8ns1Ta0
 

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His choice in outfit there reminds me of Captain Kirk :p
Teasing aside, Shoma is one of the younger skaters I'm looking forward to the most, he's so fast and smooth on the ice!
And he has said he idolizes Yuzuru- or maybe that he wants to follow in his footsteps? My japanese isn't that great :eek:: Definitely something along those lines, though.
 

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YES SHOMA THE FUTURE OF TEAM JAPAN MENS FIGURE SKATING
i love that he already has his own style at such a young age; now he just needs to get all his jumps. hes going to be a big name in japan one day!! :--)
 

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Shoma is one of the few junior that really stands out! He has always had a great personality from the very beginning and really reminds a little Takahashi in terms of musicality! The only thing that worries me is his little figure. I don't know how much the judges can appreciate his performances since he's so tiny and everything he does is so tiny too... As long as he skates among junior it's relative but with the seniors the difference'll be bigger :eek:hwell: I see the same problem with the other japanese raising star Miyahara
 

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Does anyone know if he's moving up this season? I'm hoping he'll stay junior for now and work on his 3A, I don't want him to get lost in the senior mix :slink:
 

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Does anyone know if he's moving up this season? I'm hoping he'll stay junior for now and work on his 3A, I don't want him to get lost in the senior mix :slink:

well he hasn't been assigned any senior GPs, unless JSF uses their last NHK host pick on him. But it's very likely that the host pick could go to Keiji, so I think we can expect him to stay in juniors this season.
 

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He's assigned to JGPs so far. But even if he goes to NHK it's only gonna be a one-time thing since he won't get a spot for 4CC and least of all Worlds.
 

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I have to say I love his spins and the smooth gliding on the ice. He's channeling Dai a lot in this program and that's very cute to see but at the same time he has his own personal style. :biggrin:

Also, I looove his cantilever.
 

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I don't know if it is my feeling only but he is looking on this video like young Yuzuru :biggrin:
I actually thought he looked a lot like Daisuke, especially just before doing the quad. :laugh:

But that may be just me, because I see Shoma channeling Daisuke many times.
 

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I have to admit I didn't expect to see such a good quad attempt from Shoma, especially knowing that the 3A is still giving him a lot of trouble. He probably won't put it in his programs yet but I do hope he manages to get a fully rotated and consistent one in the future. After seeing this, I've gotten high hopes for his 3A success as well.

Meanwhile, what he really needs to do is fix his flutz. It's the most important thing for him right now.
 

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I'd say that Shoma's 4T looks more rotated than Nam's 4S right now. I cried tears of joy when I read that Shoma landed a quad in practice. Maybe landing quads will have a good effect on his 3As? Maybe he'll actually rotate and land his 3As??? I can only hope.
But yes, he needs to fix his flutz. Especially because I think the lutz is the required jump for the junior men's SP this season.
 

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Ooooooh maaaai gaaado... Is Shoma practicing quads already? Looking at the vid, he's landing it almost. Wow! Ilia has done wonders to Shoma! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ilia! :bow: And Shoma's grown up quite a bit, isn't he? :love: Now he is probably the only skater who grabs my heart with its skate among the current J-boys after Daisuke. Good luck to him in the new season! :yay:
 

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I don't know and dare not say for sure since Axel and Lutz are entire different matters to toe loop. :think: Let's hope for him.
I am only thinking wishfully. He may be one of those skaters that never really get their triple axels down sighs. He's my hope for the future of Japanese mens and I want him to do well this season.
 

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Wow I'm pleasantly surprised at his 4T. I was expecting it to be pretty rough, but that was pretty nice :)
 
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