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Yuna Aoki

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Aoki Yuna, (青木祐奈), or Yuna Aoki, is a Japanese figure skater.

She was born January 10th, 2002 in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.

She is the 2015 Asian Open Trophy champion, the 2016 and 2019 Bavarian Open silver medalist, and the 2023 Triglav Trophy & Narcisa Cup silver medalist. She also has many medals in the Japan Novice Championships.

She made her international debut as a senior at the 2015 Asian Open which she won. She made her senior debut the same season at the 2015 Japanese National Championships where she placed 16th. She made her Grand Prix debut in 2023 at the NHK Trophy where she placed 5th.

Yuna Aoki did not compete in the 2019-20 season, and did not complete internationally from the years 2019 to 2023, she returned to international competition at the 2023 Triglax Trophy where she placed 2nd.

She is coached by Kensuke Nakaniwa and Makoto Nakata.

Her former coaches are: Shoichiro Tsuzuki

Biographical Information

Social Media

TypeScoreDateCompetition
Best Total Score169.60Oct 8th, 2016ISU JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter 2016
Best SP Score62.84Feb, 17th, 2016Bavarian Open 2016
Best FS Score113.13Oct 8th, 2016ISU JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter 2016


Personal Best Scores (post 2018-19 season)
TypeScoreDateCompetition
Best Total Score209.37Feb 25th, 2024Challenge Cup 2024
Best SP Score72.01Feb 23rd, 2024Challenge Cup 2024
Best FS Score137.36Feb 25th, 2024Challenge Cup 2024

Programs + Videos
2023-24 Season -
SP: Young and Beautiful - from The Great Gatsby - by Lana Del Ray - (Choreography by Yuna Aoki)
FS: She - by Evgeny Khmara - (Choreography by Misha Ge)

Challenge Cup 2024 -
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SosrSFwpkc

Japanese National Winter Sports Festival -
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olG8Uich8eU
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfw3QWsZkMA

NHK Trophy 2023 -
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPs6rGBgJu8 (min: 18:07)
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjr0f9i3b_A&t=11s

Japanese Nationals 2023 -
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KTRigzl5jQ
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srO4O43Xw6c


2022-23 Season -
SP: Byakuya wo Iku - by Shin Kono - (Choreography by Akiko Suzuki)
FS: Violin Concerto No.4 in D minor + Io Ti Penso Amore - by Niccolo Paganini + David Garrett and Nicole Scherzinger - (Choreography by Misha Ge)

Triglav Trophy 2023 -
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6mmqP7PM8k
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64SlEE1c3GI

Japanese Nationals 2022 -
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Iqfhy0iKs
FS
: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YSMV4alke8

2021-22 Season -
SP: The Artist - by Ludovic
Bource - (Choreography by Akiko Suzuki)
FS: Beethoven's 5 Secrets - by The Piano Guys - (Choreography by Misha Ge)

Japanese Nationals 2021 -
No current existing video


2020-21 Season -
SP: Live For The One I Love - by Celine Dion - (Choreography by Stephane Lambiel
FS:
Beethoven's 5 Secrets - by The Piano Guys - (Choreography by Misha Ge)

Japanese Nationals 2020 -
No current existing video


2019-20 Season -
SP: N/A
FS: N/A

2018-19 Season -
SP: East of Eden - Charles Gerhadt and and Lee Holdridge - (Choreography by Nakako Tsuzuki)
FS: Piano Concerto in A Minor - by Edvard Grieg - (Choreography by Nakako Tsuzuki)

Bavarian Open 2019 -
TV Asahi has copyrighted these videos, but they existed!

Japanese Nationals 2018 -
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1_1sJBtsD4 (the audio is NOT East of Eden, the reason is unknown, but this is the program.)
FS: No current existing video

JGP Richmond 2018 -
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEEjYMpSSeI
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg1ZwHCSKdk


2017-18 Season -
SP: Unknown
FS: Unknown

(Yuna competed in three competition in the 2017-18 season, the Japan Junior Championships, Eastern Japanese Sectionals, and Tokyo Regionals. There seems to be no video nor information on what program she performed, however she did compete in the 2017-18 season. I apologize for the lack of information.)

2016-17 Season -
SP: Meditation - from Thais - by Jules Massenet - (Choreography by Nakako Tsuzuki)
FS: On My Own - from Les Miserables - performed by Lea Salonga - (Choreography by Stephane Lambiel and Michel Shanonn)

JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter 2016 -
SP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi70uQ7WwkU
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0p3sIWr6Q4

JGP Czech Skate 2016 -
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J9paROVrCY
FS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C-WRdIiTgI

Japanese Junior Championships -
SP: No current existing video
FS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYfirrHRv7c

2015-16 Season -
SP: Meditation - from Thais - by Jules Massenet - (Choreography by Nakako Tsuzuki)
FS: Piano Concerto No. 2 - by Sergei Rachmaninoff - (Choreography by Nakako Tsuzuki)

2014-15 Season -
SP: Fantaisie-Impromtu - by Frederic Chopin - (unknown choreographer)
FS: Scheherazade - by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (unknown choreographer)


Competitive History
Date (day/month/year)EventCategorySP ScoreFS ScoreTotal Score
2023-24
25/02/2024Challenge Cup 2024Senior72.01 (1)137.36 (2)209.37 (2)
30/01/2024Japanese National Winter Sport Festival 2024Senior58.41 (7)108.96 (8)167.37 (8)
07/1/2024Japan Intercollegiate Skating ChampionshipsSenior69.53 (1)124.08 (2)193.61 (1)
22/12/2023Japanese Nationals 2023Senior61.44 (11)130.57 (8)192.01 (9)
25/11/2023NHK Trophy 2023Senior58.28 (8)126.18 (5)184.46 (5)
02/11/2023Eastern Sectionals 2023Senior62.67 (1)116.73 (1)179.40 (1)
21/9/2023Tokyo Regionals 2023Senior68.05 (3)110.61 (3)178.66 (3)
2022-23
13/04/202330th Triglav TrophySenior57.22 (2)128.70 (2)185.92 (2)
22/12/2022Japanese Nationals 2022Senior62.48 (10)129.41 (6)191.89 (7)
03/11/2022Eastern Sectionals 2022Senior54.51 (3)118.11 (1)172.62 (2)
30/09/2022Tokyo Regionals 2022Senior60.60 (2)104.77 (5)165.37 (4)
2021-22
22/12/2021Japanese Nationals 2021Senior46.90 (30)N/A46.90 (30)
28/10/2021Eastern Sectionals 2021Senior61.59 (1)108.48 (3)170.07 (2)
07/10/2021Tokyo Regionals 2021Senior64.14 (4)104.01 (5)168.15 (5)
2020-21
24/12/2020Japanese Nationals 2020Senior59.97 (14)98.27 (21)158.24 (19)
06/11/2020Eastern Sectionals 2020Senior49.92 (15)106.53 (4)152.45 (8)
09/10/2020Tokyo Regionals 2020Senior48.73 (8)88.88 (8)137.61 (8)
2018-19
05/02/2019Bavarian Open 2019Senior68.43 (1)114.47 (2)182.90 (2)
20/12/2018Japanese Nationals 2018Senior63.72 (8)105.56 (17)169.28 (14)
23/11/2018Japan Junior Nationals 2018Junior55.23 (4)102.11 (6)157.34 (5)
25/10/2018Eastern Sectionals 2018Junior55.89 (3)96.61 (6)152.50 (4)
27/09/2018Kanto Regionals 2018Junior50.65 (1)101.63 (1)152.28 (1)
12/09/2018JGP Richmond 2018Junior54.81 (8)99.43 (7)154.24 (7)
2017-18
24/11/2017Japanese Junior Nationals 2017Junior51.27 (17)94.93 (16)146.20 (17)
26/10/2017Eastern Sectionals 2017Junior53.43 (4)110.77 (3)164.20 (4)
28/09/2017Kanto Regionals 2017Junior41.04 (6)97.66 (2)138.70 (2)
2016-17
18/11/2016Japanese Junior Nationals 2016Junior56.80 (8)104.55 (9)161.35 (9)
04/11/2016Eastern Sectionals 2016Junior47.88 (2)103.11 (1)159.99 (2)
05/10/201647th Pokal der Blauen Schwerter 2016Junior56.47 (5)113.13 (13)169.60 (5)
31/08/2016JGP Czach Skate 2016Junior56.60 (4)99.19 (4)155.79 (4)
2015-16
17/02/2016Bavarian Open 2016Junior62.84 (2)85.38 (3)148.22 (2)
24/12/2015Japanese Nationals 2015Senior58.96 (9)96.88 (18)155.84 (16)
21/11/2015Japanese Junior Nationals 2015Junior52.96 (10)109.51 (8)162.47 (7)
29/10/2015Eastern Sectionals 2015Junior62.70 (1)101.25 (3)163.95 (2)
08/10/2015Kanto Regionals 2015Junior53.26 (1)105.49 (1)158.75 (1)
26/08/2015JGP Riga Cup 2015Junior56.67 (5)89.56 (10)146.23 (7)
05/08/2015Asian Open Trophy 2015Junior44.49 (2)89.99 (1)134.48 (1)
2014-15
19/02/2015Challenge Cup 2015Adv. Novice44.50 (1)81.80 (1)126.30 (1)
22/11/2014Japanese Junior Nationals 2014Junior60.37 (3)103.31 (6)163.68 (5)
24/10/2014Japanese Novice Nationals 2014Adv. NoviceN/A106.86 (1)106.86 (1)
25/09/2014Kanto Regionals 2014Adv. NoviceN/A79.71 (1)79.71 (1)
07/08/2014Asian Open Trophy 2014Adv. Novice47.52 (1)95.11 (1)142.63 (1)
2013-14
14/03/2014Coupe Du PrintempsAdv. Novice40.11 (1)68.61 (2)108.72 (1)
22/11/2013Japanese Junior Nationals 2013Junior50.03 (5)84.13 (18)134.16 (15)
25/10/2013Japanese Novice Nationals 2013Adv. NoviceN/A92.17 (2)92.17 (2)
11/10/2013Kanto Regionals 2013Adv. NoviceN/A77.79 (1)77.79 (1)
2012-13
26/10/2012Japanese Novice Nationals 2012Basic Novice BN/AN/A62.69 (9)
27/09/2012Kanto Regionals 2012Basic Novice BN/AN/A66.90 (1)
2011-12
28/10/2011Japanese Novice NationalsBasic Novice BN/AN/A52.15 (12)
14/10/2011Kanto Regionals 2011Basic Novice BN/AN/A47.73 (2)
*some past domestic competitions (pre-dating 2023/34) might be missing due to lack of information, I apologize and I'm working to find more!

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cohkaix

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Thanks for starting this thread for Yuna...I've always wanted to do so, and thought she deserved her own thread. So now there's a place to share the updates about Yuna :hap10:
 

triplelutzzzzz

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Thanks for starting this thread for Yuna...I've always wanted to do so, and thought she deserved her own thread. So now there's a place to share the updates about Yuna :hap10:
She's a really fun skater so I was really excited to get to write the thread for her! I'll do my best to keep it updated! :giggle:
 

triplelutzzzzz

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Yuna Aoki will be competing in Japanese Nationals later this week!

Best of luck to Yuna! I hope she does well and makes herself proud! We are rooting for her!! :cheer:
 

cohkaix

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Congrats to Yuna's 9th placement at Nationals (and 8th for FS, with a score over 130!). And she gets to sub to 4CC.

By placing within top 10 at Nationals, this means she should be able to receive funding for next season. Hopefully, this will change her mind about retiring by the end of this season.

After the new year, Yuna will be in Daisuke Takahashi's ice show 'Kassouya', and I believe she'll participate in some other domestic competitions as well (Inter-collegiate, or National Sports competition). So we'll see her some more.
 

triplelutzzzzz

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A little late but here are the videos of Yuna at Japanese Nationals, both full and complete!





Congratulations on her placement in 9th at Nats, her two new personal records (for FS and Total), and her position as a sub-in for 4CC.
 

cohkaix

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Yuna just won her first competition of 2024 - the Intercollegiate Skating Championship 2024. She took the 1st place in SP (with the 3Lz-3Lo combination). There were mistakes in the FS, and she got only 2nd in FS (Yuna was behind Rinka). But she won overall. Congratulation to Yuna!!!

Next domestic competition: Japan National Sports Festival Winter Games 2024.
 

triplelutzzzzz

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Happy Birthday Yuna!! We wish her the best for the year to come! Here's to hoping she has a fun birthday! :cheer: ❤️
 

triplelutzzzzz

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Yuna is currently completing at the National Winter Sports Festival. Today was the senior women's short program in which she recieved 58.41. She is in 7th place and has qualified for the free skate tomorrow. Best of luck to her :cheer: ❤️
 

cohkaix

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And she got new costume for the SP (but kind of late for the season?) at least she can still use the new costume for the upcoming Challenge Cup (Yay for another international assignment!)
 

triplelutzzzzz

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With a free skate score of 108.96 and a final combined score of 167.37, Yuna finished the National Winter Sports Festival in 8th place!!Congratulations on a good competition, Yuna!

As of right now, her next competition is the Challenge Cup, February 22nd - 25th in the Netherlands.
 

triplelutzzzzz

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Yuna participated in Daisuke Takahashi's ice show, Kassouya. It looked amazing and thankfully someone uploaded a video of some of her parts!



If you are looking for some more videos from the show, here is a playlist!!
 

cohkaix

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The Challenge Cup's Sr. women competition will start later today. Yuna will skate in the 2nd group (right after Kaori) :hap10:

Challenge Cup- Sr. women starting order

Also, I saw it from other Japanese interview, I think Yuna will have another domestic competition in Japan after Challenge Cup, it will be the Lily Cup Kanagawa by the Kanagawa FS federation (第47回リリーカップカナガワ, Competitions scheduled on Apr 6/ Apr 13-14). I'll post the information when the details of the competition is released later.
 

triplelutzzzzz

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Yuna scored 72.01 yesterday during the women's short at the 2024 Challenge Cup!! She is currently in first place <3

Congratulations Yuna on a new personal best in the short program :hap10:

The women's free will take place at 11:45am (CET) on the 25th. Best of luck to Yuna!
 

triplelutzzzzz

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With a score of 209.37 (!!!), Yuna took second place in the 2024 Challenge Cup!! Not only is this her first time breaking the 200 point line, but she also set a new personal best with her free skate score, 137.36.
This was an amazing competition for Yuna, all three of her personal bests have been shattered and she took the silver medal for some incredible performances!
Congratulations Yuna ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
 
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