Shun Sato | Golden Skate

Shun Sato

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Shun Sato (佐藤駿) is a Japanese figure skater. He was born on 6th February 2004 in Miyagi, Japan.

At the senior level, he is the 2024 Four Continents silver medalist and the 2023 Four Continents bronze medalist, the 2021 Internationaux de France, the 2022 GP Espoo silver medalist and the 2023 Skate America bronze medalist.

At the junior level, he is the 2018-19 and 2019-20 junior national silver medallist, and the 2019-20 Junior Grand Prix Final gold medalist.

Sato is coached by Tadao Kusaka , Keiko Asano, and Takahito Mura

Biographical Info

ISU: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054884.htm

JSF: http://www.skatingjapan.or.jp/figure/player/detail.php?id=xOmfVAFN2J0=

Rinkresults: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=8115

Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shun_Sato_(figure_skater)

There is a Shun Sato tumblr
https://shunsato.tumblr.com


Personal Best Total Score274.5903.02.2024ISU Four Continents Championships 2024
Personal Best Score Short Program99.2001.02.2024ISU Four Continents Championships 2024
Personal Best Score Free Skating182.9318.11.2023ISU GP Grand Prix Espoo 2023



Programs and Videos
2024-25
SP: Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra (from Ladies in Lavender by Nigel Hess) choreo by Guillaume Cizeron
FS: TBA* choreo by Guillaume Cizeron

2023-24
SP: Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
FS: Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi medley, choreo. by Guillaume Cizeron

2022-23
SP: "Carol of the Bells" by Mykola Leontovych
FS: "Red Violin" by Ikuko Kawai, Joaquin Rodrigo

2021-22
SP: "The Four Seasons: Summer: by Antonio Vivaldi
FS: "The Point of No Return (from "The Phantom of the Opera") by Andrew Lloyd Webber; "Masquerade" (from "The Phantom of the Opera") by Andrew Lloyd Webber; "Phantasia" by Julian Lloyd Webber, Geoffry Alexander

2021 Japanese Championships
SP: https://youtu.be/4PWkTlWuxOw
FS: https://youtu.be/-r0N4YKCPF0

2021 Internationaux de France
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDPaQz59xiM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNqAm7l19rY
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIdom3kSILg

2021 Skate America
SP: https://youtu.be/yyCn18U3PX8

2021 Japan Open
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBFugFCBAIg

2020-21
SP: Pirates of the Caribbean (soundtrack) by Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer: "To the Pirate's Cave" (from "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" soundtrack) by Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer; "Skull and Crossbones" (from "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" soundtrack) by Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer; choreo by Benoit Richaud
FS: Music from "Battle of Kings", "Battle of the Kings" by Audio Machine; "House of Cards" by Audio Machine; "Danuvius" by Audio Machine; "Guardian at the Gate" by Audio Machine; choreo by Benoit Richaud

2020 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42sQhHkVeFI
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KxGlb26Il0

2020 NHK Trophy
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA3x9AxKkks


2019-20
SP: Arrivée des camionneurs "Les demoiselles de Rochefort"; choreography by Misao Sato
FS: Romeo and Juliet from Nino Rota; choreography by Masahiro Kawagoe

2020 Junior World Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJhXk2VG2S4
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBXhamXrvfo

2019 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tvNV1lKmzI
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbD3-7qYjBk

2019 JGPF
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsYzf7c-zkI
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIwuDTiRmzQ
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QErdWjuNdek

2019 Japanese Junior Nationals
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3rC9s4H7O0

2019 JGP Lake Placid
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idpmTdz_svE
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WsOKXiDzQU
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghWf_qJAwM0

2019 JGP Zagreb
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPH9on1oy00
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlDwqsNh0c

2018-19
SP: "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" by Ryuichi Sakamoto
FS: "When You Say Nothing At All" from High School Musical
EX: "Flower Dance"

2019 Challenge Cup
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oTZATXjnrM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2eOldRv9po
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6krnea06bX8

2017-2018
SP: "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" by Ryuichi Sakamoto
FS: "Malagueña" by Ernesto Lecuona
EX: "Flower Dance"

2018 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SfUsNE7Plc
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPZ01v-02Lo
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2MSb0VyfuI

2018 Japanese Junior Nationals
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgFVvmNrtq4

2016-2017
SP: "New York, NY" by Frank Sinatra
FS: Concerto In A-Min.Op.16 (Piano & Orch.) @ Allegro Molto Mode by Edvard Grief

2017 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl_fFQ_hI7Q
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2ltosUSpLQ

Competitive History



CompetitionTOTAL
Season 2023-2024
2024 Four Continents2 (274.59)
2023 Japanese Nationals5 (273.04)
2023 Eastern Sectionals1 (284.87)
2023 Grand Prix Espoo2 (273.34)
2023 Skate America3 (247.50)
2023 Finlandia Trophy2 (261.23)
2023 Tokyo Regional2 (251.28)
Season 2022-2023
2023 Four Continents3 (259.14)
2023 Universiade5 (230.73)
2023 Japanese Nationals4 (249.64)
2022-23 Grand Prix Final4 (250.16)
2022 Grand Prix Espoo2 (262.21)
2022 MK John Wilson Trophy3 (249.03)
Season 2021-2022
2021-22 Japanese Championships7 (252.13)
Internationaux de France 20212 (264.99)
Skate America 20214 (247.05)
Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 20212 (256.16)
Japan Open 20212 (179.32)
Season 2020-2021​
2020 Japanese Championships5 (236.52)
2020 NHK Trophy5 (214.75)
2020 Eastern Sectionals1 (229.18)
2020 Kanto Regionals2 (198.42)
Season 2019-2020​
2020 World Junior Championships6 (221.62)
2020 Bavarian Open1 (242.31)
2019-20 Japanese Nationals5 (246.50)
2019 Junior Grand Prix Final1 (255.11)
Japan Junior Championships 20192 (213.20)
Eastern Section Championships 20193 (194.65)
JGP Zagreb 20193 (219.69)
JGP Lake Placid 20191 (217.12)
Season 2018-2019​
Challenge Cup 20191 (199.84)
Japan Championships 201812 (204.95)
Japan Junior Championships 20182 (222.30)
Eastern Section Championships 20182 (194.05)
Kanto Regional Championships 20181 (217.73)
Season 2017-2018​
Bavarian Open 20182 (183.34)
Japan Championships 201716 (185.52)
Japan Junior Championships 20176 (180.20)
Eastern Section Championships 20171 (186.11)
Tohoku-Hokkaido Regional Championships 20172 (162.30)
Season 2016-2017​
Bavarian Open 20173 (119.55)
Japan Junior Championships 201615 (157.03)
Japan Novice Championships 20161 (103.21)
Tohoku-Hokkaido Regional Championships 20161 (91.69)
Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 20161 (109.00)
Season 2015-2016​
Japan Junior Championships 201515 (143.46)
Japan Novice Championships 20151 (96.95)
Tohoku-Hokkaido Regional Championships 20151 (91.49)
Season 2014-2015​
25th Gardena Spring Trophy2 (104.27)
Japan Novice Championships 20141 (82.90)
Tohoku-Hokkaido Regional Championships 20141 (69.88)
Season 2013-2014​
Japan Novice Championships 20131 (73.13)
Tohoku-Hokkaido Regional Championships 20131 (72.71)


Interviews

19-02-10 Shun Sato special from sendai local tv part 1
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3PdeOSa7dc
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWEo7gD-rmo

2019-02-06 Shun Sato and Kao Miura on the news
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR1X1TShgTA


Exhibitions


2017 World Team Trophy, EX "New York, NY" by Frank Sinatra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPeZ-kA5q18

2015 NHK EX, "Vstup gladiátorů. Festive March, Op. 68," by Václav Neumann
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmqF63myglk
 
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Arriba627

TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION 🔥
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Jun 2, 2014
Country
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Congrats to Shun! The jumps weren't quite there in the FS, but you can see he has huge potential. Very nice feel for the music.
 

TallyT

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Apr 23, 2018
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Heaps of well-deserved congrats! He's going to be special, I think.

:cheer::hap93::cheer:
 

Giu

On the Ice
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Jul 13, 2019
Country
Italy
Shun Sato, what a masterpiece!!!!!
I wanted to jump in the arena to hug you!
My list of Japanese skaters to follow is starting to be too long ;)
 

nussnacker

one and only
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Mar 16, 2019
wow, Shun, wow! I was floored!
So much speed, confidence and strength!
Incredible!
A very well deserved and confident win!
 

Arriba627

TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION 🔥
Record Breaker
Joined
Jun 2, 2014
Country
United-States
Congratulations to Shun. Just qualifying for the JGPF is great, let alone to take the gold medal. Loved his FS Kiss & Cry. Not sure who was more excited -- him or the coach! :laugh: What a great moment.


Adding -- corrected my post. I meant the first time he qualified for the JGPF, not the first year he is skating as a junior.
 

lariko

Medalist
Joined
Jan 31, 2019
Country
Canada
It was incredible. And he managed to impress my figureskating averse daughter by his love for panda bear stuffy toys, so that’s all around awesome :)
 

harimaron

Rinkside
Joined
Aug 15, 2019
Does anyone else absolutely love the music arrangement of R&J that he skates to? I'm usually very critical when it comes to arrangements and music cuts (coming from a music background) but I love his so much every time I watch him skate to it.

The final...... so good. :love: I'm so proud, especially after how devastated he was at junior nats.

Edit: I still think Yuma has better performance/musical interpretation (at least at the moment), but both skaters have their strengths.
 

yume

🍉
Record Breaker
Joined
Mar 11, 2016
Here the link of Shun's free skate at JO, posted in JPN women thread.
I'm happy to see him in better shape than last season. His 4lz really looks like a pop. Same with the 4T, especially the one in combination, for a moment i thought he did 3T-3T.
He really need consistency to be competitive. If he can deliver a program like that in every competition, he will get close to 190 and that's a competitive score. No step-outs would be better but this is already good compared to last season.
I wonder what happened to 4lo. The jump was looking promising.

And the costume is fab. Reminds me Takahito Mura.
 
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tsuyoboogie

"Dedicate your heart" & Slay like an Ackerman
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Joined
May 4, 2014
During his SkAm day 1 runthru Shun fell near the boards then left the ice before practice was over holding his left shoulder
Looked very similar to what happened to Tatsuya Tsuboi at Kinki Regional a couple weeks back.
Praying that Shun's injury is minor and he'll be able to still compete in good health
He looked in top form was having a really strong practice up until that point
 
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