Tatsuki Machida

malo42

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Japanese figure skater Tatsuki Machida (町田 樹 Machida Tatsuki) was born on March 9, 1990, in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

I've liked him for a long time now but as far as his results go he's had his ups and downs. This year I hope he's able to solve whatever health issues he has by nationals and is able to take the 3rd (or possibly 2nd!) spot at the Olympics.

I just love his dedication to his programs and how in to them he gets. Even though he definitely admires Daisuke I like how he's different from him and stands out in his own way. :love:



May 2016 Update by Ioanna​


Here's Tatsuki Machida's competitive history.


PROFILE

ISU: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00007413.htm
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatsuki_Machida
icenetwork: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/tatsuki_machida
IFS Magazine: http://www.ifsmagazine.com/skaters/524-tatsuki-machida
tracings.net: http://tracings.net/mach-tats.html
Stats on Ice: https://www.statsonice.com/skater/Tatsuki/Machida/


SOCIAL NETWORK

Official website: http://tatsuki-machida.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ta2ki_asm/


PERSONAL BEST SCORES

Short Program: 98.21 (World Championships 2014)
Long Program: 184.05 (World Championships 2014)
Total Score: 282.26 (World Championships 2014)


PROGRAMS

2014-2015
SP: Fantasy For Violin & Orchestra (by Jean-Claude Petit, performed by Joshua Bell)
Choreo by: Phillip Mills
FS: Symphony no 9 (by Ludwig van Beethoven)
Choreo by: Phillip Mills
EX: East of Eden - Celebration
Choreo by: Phillip Mills

2013-2014
SP
: East of Eden (by Lee Holdridge)
Choreo by: Phillip Mills
FS: Firebird (by Igor Stravinsky)
Choreo by: Phillip Mills
EX: Byakuyako (by Stin Kono)
Choreo by: Tatsuki Machida

2012-2013
SP: F-U-Y-A (by C2C)
Choreo by: Stephane Lambiel
FS: Firebird (by Igor Stravinsky)
Choreo by: Phillip Mills
EX: Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (by Michel Legrand)
Choreo by: Kenji Miyamoto

2011-2012
SP: Dark Eyes
Choreo by: Kenji Miyamoto
FS: Don Quixote (by Ludwig Minkus)
Choreo by: Stephane Lambiel
EX: Don’t Stop Me Now (by Queen)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama
EX: Concierto de Aranjuez (by Joaquin Rodrigo)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama

2010-2011
SP: Dark Eyes
Choreo by: Kenji Miyamoto
FS: Legends Of The Fall (by James Horner)
Choreo by: Nanami Abe
EX: Happy Feet
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama

2009-2010
SP: Celos - Tango Jalousie (by Jacob Gade, performed by Taro Hakase)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama
FS: Casablanca (by Max Steiner)
Choreo by: Nanami Abe
EX: Happy Feet
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama

2008-2009
SP: Peach - Ashihara Story (by PE’Z)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama
FS: Swan Lake (by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama
EX: Peach - Ashihara Story (by PE’Z)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama

2007-2008
SP: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (by Andrews Sisters)
Choreo by: Noriko Sato
FS: Swan Lake (by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama

2006-2007
SP: Push The Limits (by Enigma)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama
FS: The Red Violin (by Ikuko Kawai)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama
EX: Find Love (by Enigma)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama

2005-2006
SP: Push The Limits (by Enigma)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama
FS: The Red Violin (by Ikuko Kawai)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama

2004-2005
SP: Speed (by Mark Mancina)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama
FS: Zatoichi (by Keiichi Suzuki)
Choreo by: Kano Ogiyama



COMPETITIVE RESULTS AND VIDEOS


SEASON: 2014-2015

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2014 Japanese Nationals2 (90.16)5 (152.45)4 (242.81)X
2014 Grand Prix Final2 (87.82)6 (128.31)6 (216.13)
2014 Trophee Eric Bompard2 (88.70)2 (149.04)2 (237.74)X
2014 Skate America1 (93.39)1 (175.70)1 (269.09)X



SEASON: 2013-2014


COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2014 World Championships1 (98.21)2 (184.05)2 (282.26)X
2014 Sochi Olympics11 (83.48)4 (169.94)5 (253.42)X
2014 Sochi Olympics (Team)-3 (165.85)5 (team)
2013 Japanese Nationals2 (93.22)2 (183.82)2 (277.04)X
2013 Grand Prix Final6 (65.66)4 (170.37)4 (236.03)X
2013 Rostelecom Cup2 (84.90)1 (172.10)1 (257.00)X
2013 Skate America1 (91.18)1 (174.20)1 (265.38)X
2013 Asian Open1 (72.70)1 (153.51)1 (226.21)

SEASON: 2012-2013

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2013 Coupe du Printemps2 (61.47) 1 (120.11) 2 (181.58)
2012 Japanese Nationals8 (68.48)8 (137.69)9 (206.17)
2012 Grand Prix Final6 (70.58)6 (128.05)6 (198.63)
2012 Cup Of China2 (83.48)1 (153.44)1 (236.92)X
2012 Skate America4 (75.78)2 (154.17)3 (229.95)X
2012 Ondrej Nepela1 (77.82)1 (149.76)1 (227.58)


SEASON: 2011-2012

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2012 Four Continents Championship4 (82.37) 10 (125.67) 7 (208.04)
2011 Japanese Nationals3 (74.64)6 (138.84)4 (213.48)X
2011 Golden Spin Of Zagreb2 (73.34)1 (155.29)1 (228.63)
2011 NHK Trophy 5 (72.26)6 (123.19)7 (195.45)X



SEASON: 2010-2011

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2011 Triglav Trophy1 (77.32)1 (159.33)1 (236.65)X
2011 Asian Winter Games2 (71.58)6 (116.26)4 (187.84)X
2010 Japanese Nationals5 (73.75)6 (130.36)6 (204.11)
2010 Rostelecom Cup12 (56.37)9 (120.64)11 (177.01)
2010 Cup Of China7 (66.78)6 (134.17)5 (200.95)X
2010 Nebelhorn Trophy1 (71.41)1 (149.81)1 (221.22)X

SEASON: 2009-2010

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2010 Four Continents Championships6 (69.60)2 (147.88)2 (217.48)X
2009 Japanese Nationals4 (75.35)4 (139.67)4 (215.02)X
2009 NRW Trophy7 (66.32)3 (129.02)6 (195.34)


SEASON: 2008-2009

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2009 Gardena Spring Trophy (Jr)1 (67.87)1 (115.83)1 (183.70)X
2009 Winter Universiade4 (64.70)7 (108.46)5 (173.16)
2008 Japanese Nationals5 (70.33)8 (113.40)7 (183.73)
2008 Japanese Jr Nationals1 (69.85)3 (111.06)2 (180.91)
2008 JGP Madrid2 (59.48)6 (99.49)3 (158.97)X



SEASON: 2007-2008

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2007 Japanese Jr Nationals8 (48.53)5 (103.68)7 (152.21)
2007 USA vs Japan CountermatchNot Held102.342 (team)
2007 JGP John Curry Memorial2 (59.51)1 (117.69)1 (177.20)
2007 JGP Vienna Cup7 (53.10)9 (96.41)9 (149.51)

SEASON: 2006-2007

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2007 World Jr Championships17 (50.88)9 (106.17)9 (157.05)
2006 Japanese Nationals7 (60.44)14 (96.94)13 (157.38)X
2006 Japanese Jr Nationals1 (60.35)2 (105.03)1 (165.38)
2006 JGP Liberec1 (57.78)2 (105.51)2 (163.29)
2006 JGP Mexico World Cup5 (43.50)3 (97.11)4 (140.61)

SEASON: 2005-2006

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2006 Gardena Spring Trophy (Jr)
6 (39.77)3 (81.84)5 (121.61)
2005 Japanese Jr Nationals4 (54.34)5 (92.00)5 (146.34)
2005 JGP Baltic Cup8 (46.85)8 (89.90)7 (136.75)
2005 JGP Tallinn Cup11 (39.01)10 (81.46)10 (120.47)

SEASON: 2004-2005

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2004 Japanese Jr Nationals8 (49.82)8 (100.85)7 (150.67)
2004 JGP Courchevel11 (44.07)7 (86.87)7 (130.94)

SEASON: 2003-2004

COMPETITIONSPFSTOTALGALA
2003 Japanese Jr Nationals141212

 
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ioanna

Record Breaker
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ICE SHOWS

Carnival On Ice 2016
Opening number
Missing You (by Seiko Matsuda; choreo: Tatsuki Machida)
Closing number

Japan Open 2016
Ave Maria (by Chris Botti; choreo: Tatsuki Machida)

Prince Ice World Yokohama 2016

Missing You (by Seiko Matsuda; choreo: Tatsuki Machida)

Carnival On Ice 2015
Opening number
The Inheritor (Impromptu Op. 90 No.3 by Franz Schubert; choreo: Tatsuki Machida)
Closing number

Prince Ice World Tokyo 2015
The Inheritor (Impromptu Op. 90 No.3 by Franz Schubert; choreo: Tatsuki Machida)

Dreams On Ice 2015
The Inheritor (Impromptu Op. 90 No.3 by Franz Schubert; choreo: Tatsuki Machida)

Prince Ice World Yokohama 2015
The Inheritor (Impromptu Op. 90 No.3 by Franz Schubert; choreo: Tatsuki Machida)

Carnival On Ice 2014
East of Eden - Celebration (by Lee Holdridge; choreo: Phillip Mills, Tatsuki Machida)

Prince Ice World Tokyo 2014
Je Te Veux (by Erik Satie; choreo: Tatsuki Machida)

Prince Ice World Yokohama 2014
Je Te Veux (by Erik Satie; choreo: Tatsuki Machida)

Fantasy On Ice: Makuhari 2014
East of Eden - Celebration (by Lee Holdridge; choreo: Phillip Mills, Tatsuki Machida)
Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (by Michel Legrand; choreo: Kenji Miyamoto)

Stars On Ice 2014
East of Eden - Celebration (by Lee Holdridge; choreo: Phillip Mills, Tatsuki Machida)
Team Japan Group Number

World Figure Skating Exhibition Osaka 2014
Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (by Michel Legrand; choreo: Kenji Miyamoto)

Nagoya Figure Skating Festival 2014
Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (by Michel Legrand; choreo: Kenji Miyamoto

Carnival On Ice 2013
East of Eden (by Lee Holdridge; choreo by: Phillip Mills)

Fantasy On Ice 2013
Byakuyako (by Stin Kono; choreo by Tatsuki Machida)

Dreams On Ice 2012
Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (by Michel Legrand; choreo: Kenji Miyamoto)

Ice Castle summer show 2012
Don't Stop Me Now (by Queen; choreo by: Kano Ogiyama)

Ice Gala Bolzano 2012
Don't Stop Me Now (by Queen; choreo by: Kano Ogiyama)

World Dream Skaters On Ice 2011
Don't Stop Me Now (by Queen; choreo by: Kano Ogiyama)

Dreams On Ice 2010
Dark Eyes (choreo by: Kenji Miyamoto)




INTERVIEWS / FLUFFS



Retirement announcement and farewells (Japanese Nationals 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNfNgSZSCYw

WAIT... WHAT!!! with Tatsuki Machida (Grand Prix Final 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHq2I-WkRcM

Get Sports: Tatsuki Machida sightseeing in Bordeaux (Trophee Eric Bompard 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaLZcpEKPEc

Tatsuki Machida interview with Shuzo Matsuoka (making of Symphony no 9, Skate America 2014 official practice)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY4aoTFjj-s

Tatsuki Machida on Ima Nama (TV show, June 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A_SdmLhNt4

Tatsuki Machida holding a seminar in Hiroshima (June 2014)
Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A_SdmLhNt4
Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYHglzz9BCE
Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue7HEPG6m0s
Part 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qknuK-laeWU
Part 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St_4zFZsLMI
Part 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms_aQfgDxA0
Part 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fZXKQqHyGo
Part 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZx8CnUReHU
Part 9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIubDxEEwME
Part 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9uFp9a3GgA

Tatsuki Machida interview on Hibikan Radio (June 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xql3bzhX60Q

Tatsuki Machida receiving an award from the governor of Osaka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ5qhyH_09w

Message from Tatsuki Machida (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) + English Subtitles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3f8BywZcaQ

Interview with Yuzuru Hanyu and Tatsuki Machida (Osaka Exhibition 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JId9pkRHj7U

Tatsuki Machida talks about Yuzuru Hanyu, retirement and future goals (Stars On Ice 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRROyZmi_OE

Tatsuki Machida short interview with CBC (World Championships 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_-Bx80SJkU

Sochi 2014: interview with Yuzuru Hanyu, Tatsuki Machida and Daisuke Takahashi (+ English Subtitles)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20sl0o_post-olympics-interview-yuzuru-daisuke-tatsuki_sport

Sochi 2014: press conference with Tatsuki Machida and Daisuke Takahashi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKTla0dzElc

Sports 23 Tatsuki Machida special (February 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXxiG2Tlk6k

Baby Tatsuki and his mother Yayoi Machida (January 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhbmugApBaM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91ts3PMnDu8

Tatsuki Machida interview with Kansai Ten (January 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvyjjSdwBTs

Kansai University - Tatsuki Machida and Daisuke Takahashi Sochi send-off (January 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMFX8zstM9w

Japanese National Championships 2013: interview with Yuzuru Hanyu, Tatsuki Machida and Daisuke Takahashi (December 2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBN2GM3Wb_k

Japanese National Championships 2013: medal ceremony with Yuzuru Hanyu, Tatsuki Machida and Takahiko Kozuka (December 2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOUmRzeG1gw

Tatsuki Machida in Moscow (Rostelecom 2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsqjbUIOjVY

Tatsuki Machida interview with Rusty Kath (Skate America 2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCSGZ9xuEvI

Get Sports: Tatsuki Machida shows his new quads (October 2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JxMHXQNwjY

Tatsuki Machida wins his first GP (Cup Of China, November 2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eyvu35vziw

Reindeer Tatsuki's Christmas present: "The Tatsuki no Hi no Tori" / Tatsuki's Firebird (Japanese Nationals, December 2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7exZNROEqo

Kotoshi no Hope-san: Tatsuki Machida special (January 2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7exZNROEqo

Tatsuki cooks the "Never Give Up" soba: "4 years from now I want to compete at the Sochi Olympics and win a medal" (August 2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAhhw_WQWjE

Tatsuki Machida special (Hiroshima TV show, 2008)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcaGwo4PkWo

Tatsuki Machida interview at the 2007 Junior World Championships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXpfuRI9uEs


To be continued with another post: Translations and Articles
 
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ioanna

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TRANSLATIONS AND ARTICLES


2016 Autumn - Ave Maria (blog post by Tatsuki Machida, October 2016)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/post/151464572717/2016-autumn-ave-maria-blog-post-by-tatsuki

2016 Spring - Missing You (blog post by Tatsuki Machida, May 2016)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/post/143886094482/2016-spring-あなたに逢いたくて-missing-you-blog

Phillip Mills interview with The Skating Lesson (May 2015)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/post/118862538897/phillip-mills-i-was-fortunate-to-work-with

2015 Spring - The Inheritor (blog post by Tatsuki Machida, April 2015)

http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/post/117335355132/2015-spring-the-inheritor-translation-from

Machida Offers His Gratitude As He Returns To The Ice (daily.co.jp; April 2015)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/p...ida-offers-his-gratitude-as-he-returns-to-the

Yuzuru Hanyu talks about Tatsuki Machida's Retirement (April 2015; original video deleted)

“Last season at Worlds he said ‘I will retire as an athlete and from now on I will become an artist’. We’ve always battled against each other and I thought of him as a comrade so I more or less had a hunch. It’s thanks to him that even my way of thinking about my performances has changed. The fact that Machida-senshu retired makes me feel very, very sad and lonely but at the same time I honestly want to say ‘you’ve worked hard’ and ‘thank you so much for everything you did up until now’. Those are the kind of feelings I have in my heart.”

Coach Yoshinori Onishi speaks about the retirement of his pupil Tatsuki Machida (Number Magazine; April 2015)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/p...-yoshinori-onishi-speaks-about-the-retirement

Takahito Mura and Daisuke Murakami on Tatsuki Machida (February 2015)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/post/110738005997/mura-and-murakami-talk-about-machida-in-a-recent

Takahito Mura: I Thought Tatsuki Could Have Stayed For Longer (Canon; February 2015)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/p...hito-mura-i-thought-tatsuki-could-have-stayed

Machida's Mother: It's possible Tatsuki would have gone to Worlds had he made the podium at Nationals (Chugoku Shimbun, January 2015)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/post/108731820312/machidas-mother-its-possible-tatsuki-would-have

Takahiko Kozuka: Machida was one of a kind (Yahoo; December 2014)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/post/107110943717/takahiko-kozuka-machida-was-one-of-a-kind-i

Yuzuru Hanyu Hospitalized Shortly After Tatsuki Machida Retirement Announcement at Japanese Nationals
(kpopstarz; December 2014)
http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/158076/20141230/yuzuru-hanyu-tatsuki-machida.htm

Tatsuki Machida announces retirement at Japanese nationals (CBC; December 2014)
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/w...es-retirement-at-japanese-nationals-1.2886162

World silver medalist Tatsuki Machida abruptly retires (Inside Skating; December 2014)
http://www.insideskating.net/2014/12/30/news/world-silver-medalist-tatsuki-machida-abruptly-retires

Tatsuki Machida's retirement speech (December 2014)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/post/106408960537/tatsukis-retirement-announcement

Machida takes second, gets berth in Grand Prix Final (The Japan Times; November 2014)
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/...ida-takes-second-gets-berth-grand-prix-final/

Machida elevates skating with impassioned artistry (icenetwork; November 2014)
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014...da-elevates-skating-with-impassioned-artistry

Japan's Machida Out Of The Shadows (GoldenSkate; November 2014)
http://www.goldenskate.com/2014/11/tatsuki-machida/

Second city slices: Machida's best is yet to come (icenetwork; October 2014)
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/10/22/99266226/second-city-slices-machidas-best-is-yet-to-come

Tatsuki Machida Steals The Show (IFS; October 2014)
http://www.ifsmagazine.com/articles/32742-tatsuki-machida-steals-the-show

Tatsuki Machida makes history at Skate America with winning free skate (examiner; October 2014)
http://www.examiner.com/article/tat...tory-at-skate-america-with-winning-free-skate

Tatsuki Machida dominates men's free skate final (redeyechicago; October 2014)
http://www.redeyechicago.com/ct-men-skate-america-spt-1026-20141025-column.html

Fatigued or not, Tatsuki Machida golden at Skate America (redeyechicago; October 2014)
http://www.redeyechicago.com/ct-men-skate-america-tatsuki-machida-spt-1027-20141026-column.html

Tatsuki Machida: I See Myself As Someone Suited To Perform Tragedies (News Post Seven interview; May 2014)
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/p...uki-machida-i-see-myself-as-someone-suited-to

Yuzuru Hanyu and Tatsuki Machida interview after Worlds Ceremony (March 2014)
http://hanyusan.tumblr.com/post/81003178886/yuzuru-hanyu-tatsuki-machida-interview-after

Hanyu delivers splendid free skate, overtakes Machida for World title (The Japan Times; March 2014)
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/...free-skate-overtakes-machida-for-world-title/

Tatsuki Machida upstages Yuzuru Hanyu at figure skating worlds (CBC; March 2014)
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/w...zuru-hanyu-at-figure-skating-worlds-1.2586816

Machida's mother proud of son's skating (asiaone; February 2014)
http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/machidas-mother-proud-sons-skating

Hanyu, Machida begin preparations for Sochi (The Japan Times; February 2014)
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/...ida-begin-preparations-in-sochi/#.V0b8LPmUdil

Sharp Machida wins Cup of Russia crown (The Japan Times; November 2013)
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2013/11/24/figure-skating/sharp-machida-wins-cup-of-russia-crown/

Machida edges Rippon for Skate America crown (timesunion; October 2013)
http://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Machida-edges-Rippon-for-Skate-America-crown-4910458.php

Machida is Skate America winner (The Washington Post; October 2013)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...a39632-38f1-11e3-8a0e-4e2cf80831fc_story.html

Machida upsets Takahashi at 2012 Cup of China (GoldenSkate; November 2012)
http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/11/machida-upsets-takahashi-at-2012-cup-of-china/

Japanese men sweep 2012 Skate America Podium (GoldenSkate; October 2012)
http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/10/japanese-men-sweep-skate-america-podium/

World team aspiration for Machida (GoldenSkate; June 2012)
http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/06/world-team-aspiration-for-machida/

Machida and Mura show Japan's "Core" strength (Japan Skates; February 2012)
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:HWjAnXk0-30Jpigeon-post.net/interviews/JS_Tatsuki_Takahito_4CC2012_en.html+&cd=21&hl=ro&ct=clnk&gl=ro

Cutting Edge Magazine 2012: Mervin Tran & Tatsuki Machida
http://tatsuki-machida.tumblr.com/post/115684092407/cutting-edge-2012-mervin-trantatsuki-machida

Interview with Tatsuki Machida in Oberstdorf (figureskating-online.com; September 2011)
http://www.figureskating-online.com/tatsuki-machida.html

Machida leads Men at Nebelhorn Trophy (GoldenSkate; September 2010)
http://www.goldenskate.com/2010/09/machida-leads-men-at-nebelhorn-trophy/

Machida takes Nebelhorn win as favorites finish off the podium (GoldenSkate; September 2010)
http://www.goldenskate.com/2010/09/machida-takes-nebelhorn-win-as-favorites-finish-off-the-podium/
 
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Srin Odessa

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This guy is a bookie's nightmare. No one expected him to be the highest ranking Japanese man in the GP circuit. I hope he's able to get in a solid performance at nationals.
 

spikydurian

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This guy is a bookie's nightmare. No one expected him to be the highest ranking Japanese man in the GP circuit. I hope he's able to get in a solid performance at nationals.
:laugh: Good to know he's rising to the occassion. Looking at his past two skates, he does stand a chance in making it. It's not easy to break into the favourites' domain but he did a great job and I am sure he worked very hard for it. Good luck to Machida.
 

demarinis5

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Jan 23, 2004
^Tatuski is quite a character, good read. Machida has proven himself this season as a contender
and imo he would be an asset for the Men's Team in Sochi.
 

cdngirl

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Feb 17, 2014
Congratulations to Tatsuki for 2 great performances at Sochi. I look forward to more great achievements from him in the future. I love his artistic flare.
 

cdngirl

On the Ice
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Feb 17, 2014
Congratulations on your Silver World medal, Tatsuki. You skated 2 great programs and you truly won the Gold for me.
 

Silvia451

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Congratulations, Tatsuki! Great performances, amazing interpretation. I wish there were 2 gold medals (actually, 3)
 

Maria Victoria

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Jan 10, 2014
Tatsuki sort of sneaked up on me this season and I ended becoming a fan though he is now a serious threat to Yuzuru's world domination. How can you not love a skater who engineered a renaissance in his skating career in his 20s, skates with passion and flair, can choreograph his exhibition, and knows how to strike the most dramatic poses apres skating? And his knowing "timshel" and using it in a sentence rather sealed the deal for me :).

I really hope he continues until the next Olympics, and I look forward to more magnificent performances from him.
 

silverfoxes

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Feb 16, 2014
I must be honest and say that it took me awhile to appreciate Tatsuki. I am a huge fan of Daisuke and Yuzuru, so perhaps unfairly slotted him as the "lesser" of the Japanese men (not to say bad at ALL - but not so charismatic as the others, plus I don't really like Firebird :slink:). However, after watching him at Worlds, I'm so impressed. He has a lovely personality, great attitude and much like Daisuke, he is an excellent interpreter of music. And despite being the dark horse, he put his all into the competition and had a terrific chance of beating the Golden Child. Again, I love Yuzuru to death, but there is room in my heart for plenty of skaters of all types, and if Tatsuki had taken gold I would not have felt it was undeserved.
 

Maria Victoria

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I must be honest and say that it took me awhile to appreciate Tatsuki. I am a huge fan of Daisuke and Yuzuru, so perhaps unfairly slotted him as the "lesser" of the Japanese men (not to say bad at ALL - but not so charismatic as the others, plus I don't really like Firebird :slink:). However, after watching him at Worlds, I'm so impressed. He has a lovely personality, great attitude and much like Daisuke, he is an excellent interpreter of music. And despite being the dark horse, he put his all into the competition and had a terrific chance of beating the Golden Child. Again, I love Yuzuru to death, but there is room in my heart for plenty of skaters of all types, and if Tatsuki had taken gold I would not have felt it was undeserved.

ITA. :) Tatsuki has worked so hard to make it to the Japanese team, and his results show he deserves to be there. He's like a counterpoint to Yuzuru: petite and solidly built, while Yuzuru is tall (relatively) and slim; a late bloomer to Yuzuru's being a wunderkind; thoughtful and deliberate in his approach (apparently he read the book East of Eden for his SP set to the soundtrack of the movie version), while Yuzuru is, as Brian Orser describes him, an "emotional" and instinctive skater.

I also like Tatsuki's competitive spirit. I read a post in the Worlds Men FP thread quoting Tatsuki saying in the spirit of friendly rivalry that he will try to "CRUSH" Yuzuru this coming season, and my reaction was good for Tatsuki as such an attitude can only drive him to further improve (add another quad?) as well as keep Yuzuru on his toes.

One thing I also learned about Tastuki is, like Daisuke and Yuzuru, he has a supportive and nurturing mother. Perhaps that is the real secret of the success of the the Japanese men. Tatsuki's mom will travel some distance to bring him his favorite hairtail fish dish.
 

Interspectator

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I don't think the Japanese Skating fed really understands that Tatsuki is THE NUMBER 2 skater in Japan now. In their broadcasting of the gala for the Japan Nationals and the WC, they CUT HIS EXHIBITION. I was so mad!
 

demarinis5

Gold for the Winter Prince!
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Jan 23, 2004
Thanks for the video links deedee, Machida was fabulous at Worlds!

Looking forward to seeing him skate this upcoming season!

Congrats to him for winning the Silver Medal at his first Worlds!
 
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