Yuma Kagiyama | Golden Skate

Yuma Kagiyama


Record Breaker
Mar 17, 2015
Yuma Kagiyama (鍵山 優真 Kagiyama Yūma, born May 5, 2003 in Karuizawa, Japan) is a Japanese figure skater.

He is the 2022 Olympic silver medalist, the 2022 Olympic bronze medalist in the Team Event, the 2021, 2022 and 2024 World silver medalist, the 2024 Four Continents champion, the 2023-24 GPF bronze medalist, the 2020 NHK Trophy champion, the 2020 and 2021 Japanese national bronze medalist, the 2019 Challenge Cup silver medalist, the 2019 JGP France champion, the 2018 Junior Asian Open champion, and the 2019–20 Japanese junior national champion. He is the former junior world record holder for the men's free skating and combined total score. Yuma won the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics and is the 2020 Four continents bronze medalist. He represented Japan at the 2020 World Junior Championships, and won the silver medal!

Yuma won both the 2021 Gran Premio d'Italia and 2021 Internationaux de France to become the highest ranked qualifier for the 2021-22 Grand Prix Final.

Yuma Kagiyama's father was the three time Japanese national champion in figure skating, Mazakazu Kagiyama. Here his triple Axel and his father's triple Axel are compared:

Biographical Information

ISU Bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00102339.htm

Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuma_Kagiyama

Japanese Federation bio: https://www.skatingjapan.or.jp/figure/player/detail.php?id=FathQvf/KzI=

Rinkresults: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=11696

Golden Skate media profile: https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/media/categories/yuma-kagiyama-jpn.107/

Social Media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yuuuma1555

Personal Best Total Score310.0510.02.2022XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022
Personal Best Score Short Program108.1208.02.2022XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022
Personal Best Score Free Skating208.9406.02.2022XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022

Programs and Videos
Either SP or Ex: "Sounds of Silence" by Miloš and Garou, choreographed by Lori Nichol

SP: "Believer" by Imagine Dragons; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne
FS: "Rain, in Your Black Eyes" by Exio Bosso; choreo by Lori Nichol

SP: "Believer" by Imagine Dragons, choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne
FS: "Rain In Your Black Eyes" by Ezio Bosso; choreo by Lori Nichol

SP: "When You're Smiling" by Michael Buble
FS: "Gladiator Rhapsody" (from "Gladiator") by Hans Zimmer; "Not Yet" (from "Gladiator") by Hans Zimmer, performed by Lisa Gerrard; "I Gladiatore" (from "Gladiator") by Hans Zimmer; "Nelle Tue Mani (Now We are Free)" ( from "Gladiator") by Hans Zimmer, performed by Andrea Bocelli; choreo by Lori Nichol
EX: "Vocussion" by Sandeep Das, Joseph Gramley, Dong-Won

2022 Olympics Individual Event
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=66GPtdsz3Y0
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MneBVBs0_iM

2022 Olympic Team Event
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FL44JXkYs_o

2021 Japanese Championships
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0ov5eite78A
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yvTFBpxkhYs

2021 Internationaux de France
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1q2j7jtnT8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Emi6IG59s
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwF3U5WkpuQ

2021 Gran Premio d'Italia
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArAPt9X71s
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbi7wMA2TXg
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_3VD3b44Ig

2021 Asian Open Trophy
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHY7oW4yz-Y
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Gro0GC4_0

SP: "Vocussion" by Yo-Yo Ma & The Silkroad Ensemble, Rabih Abou-Khalil; choreo by Lori Nichol
FS: "Jake Enters His Avatar World" (from "Avatar" soundtrack) by James Horner, "The Bioluminescence of the Night" (from "Avatar" soundtrack) by James Horner, "Gathering All the Na'vi Clans for battle" (from "Avatar" soundtrack) by James Horner; choreo by Lori Nichol
EX: "Take Five" by The Dave Brubeck Quartet; choreo. by Misao Sato

2021 World Championships:
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECAKJPbgChc
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEULfrWv0BU
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyy5BJ1SAaM

2020 Japanese Nationals:
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvmbKDYqLE8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCuz9PrFudM

2020 NHK Trophy:
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48GzyC0Flq0
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2JIu4jdKno

SP: Piano Concerto "Fate" (from "Soho Crime") by Akira Senju; choreo by Misao Sato
FS: "Speedway" ("Tucker" soundtrack) by Joe Jackson; "The Trial" ("Tucker" soundtrack) by Joe Jackson; "Toast of the Town" ("Tucker" soundtrack) by Joe Jackson; choreo by Misao Sato
EX: "BomBom" (feat. The Teaching) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
EX2: "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

2020 World Junior Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlCnxfkMPN0
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azrfoI1EGPg

2020 Four Continents
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndS-GWry7kU
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IYJ-YdCjhY
Victory Ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No3PkOm1cs8
Gala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWrZuUoJc5g

2020 Four Continents- All Events may be watched here, even in the USA

2020 Winter Youth Olympics
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFK136-5X-U
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI0oNjkW0yc

2019 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88xewtZ5xp8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrTvdOA9R3M

2019 JGPF Fancams
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAy7vSAPTv4
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBQOikLx_8c
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H69sUMohmCE

2019 Japanese Junior Nationals
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrTvdOA9R3M

2019 JGP Gdansk
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFlkA8JCXSg
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa2QaXXrLJM

2019 JGP Courchevel
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1YbX6EsOtU
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK40WxI6IJg
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2Pcc6m6WJA

SP: "Let The Good Time Roll" by Sam Theard, "FleecieMoore" performed by Fishbone; choreo by Misao Sato
FS: "Ryomaden" by Naoki Sato; "Kaikoku" by Naoki Sato; choreo by Misao Sato

2019 Challenge Cup FS

2018 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0Q8qbETluM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ina_l4jIo5c

2018 Junior Japanese Nationals
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsp7K-OYWnQ

2018 JGP Richmond
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiXX50l9-E4
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj8bRZ1el_U

2018 Yerevan
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSx_g3FuRio
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSx_g3FuRio


2023-2024 Season
2024 World Championships2 (309.65)
2024 Four Continents1 (307.58)
2023 Japanese Nationals2 (292.10)
2023-24 Grand Prix Final3 (288.65)
2023 NHK Trophy1 (288.39)
2023 Grand Prix de France3 (273.14)
2023 Lombardia Trophy1 (265.59)
2023 Tokyo Regional1 (284.74)
2021-2022 Season
2022 World Championships2 (297.60)
2022 Winter Olympics (Individual Event)2 (310.05)
2022 Winter Olympics (Team Event)3 TEAM
2021-22 Japanese Championships3 (292.41)
2021 Internationaux de France1 (286.41)
2021 Gran Premio d'Italia1 (278.02)
2021 Asian Open Trophy1 (277.78)
2021 Kanto Regional1 (261.90)
2020-2021 Season
2021 World Championships2 (291.771)
2020 Japanese Nationals3 (278.79)
2020 NHK Trophy1 (275.870
2019-2020 Season
2020 World Junior Championships2 (231.75)
2020 Four Continents3 (274.82)
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Team Event2 Team Focus
2020 Winter Youth Olympics1 (239.27)
2019–20 Japan Championships3 (257.99)
2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final4 (227.09)
2019–20 Japan Junior Championships1 (250.01)
2019-20 Eastern Japan Junior Championships1 (244.68)
2019-20 Kanto Regional1 (236.85)
2019 JGP Poland2 (245.35)
2019 JGP France1 (234.87)
2018–19 season
2019 International Challenge Cup2 (218.02)
2018–19 Japan Championships6 (216.36)
2018–19 Japan Junior Championships5 (197.60)
2018-19 Eastern Japan Junior Sectionals1 (19665)
2018-19 Kanto Junior Regionals2 (200.47)
2018 JGP Armenia2 (202.02)
2018 JGP Canada4 (194.73)
2018 Asian Open Trophy1 (174.90)
2017-2018 Season
2017-18 Japan Junior Championships12 (162.40)
2017-18 Eastern Section Championships2 (179.64)
2017-18 Kanto Regional Championships1 (167.44)
2016-2017 Season
2016-17 Japan Junior Championships11 (164.14)
2016-17 Eastern Section Championships8 (138.94)
2016-17 Kanto Regional Championships3 (148.14)
2015-2016 Season
2015-16 Japan Novice Championships
2015-16 Kanto Regional Championships
2014-2015 Season
2014-15 Japan Novice Championships
2014-15 Kanto Regional Championships
2013-2014 Season
2013-14 Japan Novice Championships
2013-14 Kanto Regional Championships
2012-2013 Season
2012-13 Japan Novice Championships
2012-13 Kanto Regional Championships

Interviews and Articles

Dec. 2020

OP by daphenaxa

Love him! Such a promising young skater from Japan.
He placed 1st at the Asian Open in the junior category last month and now 4th in his first junior GP with two solid programs. He is musical, has beautiful skating skills, knee-bend to die for that reminds of Shoma Uno or Takahiko Kozuka very nice jumps and spins, he's got it all! :love:
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Feb 14, 2018
Talented AND adorable! Pity he couldn't snatch that gold medal victory, but now I'm sure he'll tear it up at Junior Worlds!


Record Breaker
May 20, 2018
Just watched Yuma at his first senior nationals - where he skated in the final FS group - and he came 6th!

He was also 5th at the junior nationals, 4th in JGP Canada and was listed as an alternate for the JGPF.

I think he has a great future ahead! Love his performance qualities and he uses his upper body really well in particular. Hope he gets more competitions and junior grand prix assignments next year :)


Record Breaker
Jun 2, 2014
Thx! Glad to hear it was a good 4T. Looks like there were a few other little problems, but I'm enjoying following his progress. I like his skating!


Record Breaker
May 20, 2018
Congratulations to Yuma who won the junior men's event at the Kanto Summer Trophy over the weekend! :)
He scored 73.64 in the SP and 156.77 in the FS, placing first in both programs to achieve 230.41 points overall.
His 4T is quite stable now and he is currently working on 4S.

Yuma will be competing at the JGP in Courchevel next week! I wish him a great competition!


On the Ice
Feb 26, 2018
Congratulations to Yuma for gold! what a great event for him :clap: he landed his 4T both times, with the second one receiving 3.26 GOE, and both of his skates were very good. I especially enjoyed his short program :)


Record Breaker
May 20, 2018
He won East Sectionals and is going to Junior Nationals!
I'm happy for him. His 4T seems quite stable so maybe he could do a 4F one day soon :)


Jan 3, 2018
3rd place and a trip to 4CC! So over the moon for Yuma!! His potential and ability is astounding, I'll be sure to follow his career closely.