Yuna Shiraiwa

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Yuna Shiraiwa (Japanese: 白岩 優奈 Shiraiwa Yūna) is a Japanese ladies single figure skater. She was born on 26 November 2001 in Kyoto, Japan.

She is the 2019 Junior Bavarian Open gold medalist, the 2018 and 2017 Asian Open silver medalist (it was a CS event in the 2018/19 season), the 2017 Asian Trophy silver medalist, and the 2018 Coupe du Printemps bronze medalist. Skating in the junior category, she is the 2019 Bavarian Open gold medalist, she winer of their two JGP assignments in the 2015/16 season (JGP Spain and JGP U.S) and finished within the top five at three World Junior Championships (4th in 2016 and 5th in 2017 and 2019). She is also a double Japanese Junior National silver medalist (2015 and 2016).

She began skating inspired by Shizuka Arakawa's 2006 Olympic victory and is coached by Mie Hamada, Yamato Tamura and Haruko Okamoto.


Biographical Information​


ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054589.htm

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

Tracings.net entry
http://tracings.net/shir-yuna.html

Rinkresults.com entry
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=6266

Social Media
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/_yuna_shiraiwa_/

Last updated on 18 November 2019 by dorispulaski
Previously updsted August 2019 by Mohacz​





TypeScoreCompetition
SP63.77ISU GP Helsinki 2018
FS127.69ISU GP Helsinki 2018
TS191.46ISU GP Helsinki 2018




TypeScoreCompetition
SP66.05ISU GP Internationaux de France 2017
FS127.13ISU GP Internationaux de France 2017
TS193.18ISU GP Internationaux de France 2017

Programs and Videos​


2019/2020
SP: "Concertino Bianco" for Piano by Georg Pelecis; choreo by Stephane Lambiel, Benoit Richaud, Cathy Reed
FS: "To Warm the World - Gerstein's Theme" by Armand Amar; "The Bishop's Complaint/The Train II" by Armand Amar; "The Train III" by Armand Amar; choreo by choreo by Stephane Lambiel, Benoit Richaud, Cathy Reed

2019 Internationaux de France
2018/2019
SP: "All Aboard" by Club des Belugas; choreo. by Tom Dickson
FS: "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky; choreo. by Tom Dickson
Ex1: "Love Is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia
Ex2: "Stupid Cupid" by Mandy Moore

2019 World Junior Championship2019 Bavarian Open2018/19 Japanese Nationals2018 GP Helsinki2018 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy
2017/2018
SP: "La fille aux cheveux de lin" by Claude Debussy; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky; choreo. by Tom Dickson
Ex: "If My Friends Could See Me Now" (from Sweet Charity) performed by Christina Applegate

2018 Coupe du Printemps2017/18 Japanese Nationals2017 GP Internationaux de France de Patinage2017 GP NHK Trophy2017 CS Finlandia Trophy2017 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy
2016/2017
SP: "I Got Rhythm" by George Gershwin performed by Nikki Yanofsky; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS1: "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim ("Night Waltz" / "Send in the Clowns" / "Night Waltz"); choreo. by Tom Dickson
FS2: "Notre-Dame de Paris" by Riccardo Cocciante ("Le Temps des cathédrales" (The Age of the Cathedrals) / "Les Sans-papiers" (The Refugees) / "Vivre" (To Live)); choreo. by Cathy Reed
Ex: "Titanium" performed by Madilyn Paige

2017 World Junior Championship2016/17 Japanese Nationals2016/17 Japanese Junior Nationals47th JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter, Dresden2016 JGP Cup of Mordovia, Saransk
2015/2016
SP: "Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen; choreo. by Cathy Reed
FS: "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim ("Night Waltz" / "Send in the Clowns" / "Night Waltz"); choreo. by Tom Dickson
Ex: "Defying Gravity" (from "Wicked") performed by Idina Menzel

2016 World Junior Championship2016 Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer2015/16 Japanese Nationals2015/16 JGP Final2015/19 Japanese Junior Nationals2015 JGP Logrono, Spain2015 JGP Colorado Springs, USA
2014/2015
SP: no information found
FS: "Giselle" by Adolphe Adam

COMPETITIVE HISTORY
Rows in azure ---> Japanese domestic competitions​

Short programFree skatingTotal Score / Final Result
CompetitionScoreNoScoreNoScoreNo
2019/2020
2019 Rostelecom Cup60.577109.4610170.0310
2019 Internationaux de France63.12798.5910161.719
2018/2019
2019 World Junior Championship62.086123.384185.465
2019 Bavarian Open67.261121.191188.451
2018/19 Japanese Nationals59.9912123.179183.169
2018 GP Rostelecom Cup60.355120.584180.935
2018 GP Helsinki63.772127.695191.464
2018 Kinki Regional Championships54.854126.751181.601
2018 CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic55.356115.394170.745
2018 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy54.474118.541173.012
2017/2018
2018 Coupe du Printemps65.673116.123181.793
2017/18 Japanese Nationals63.338128.367191.699
2017 GP Internationaux de France de Patinage66.053127.136193.186
2017 GP NHK Trophy57.348114.608171.948
2017 CS Finlandia Trophy52.988119.276172.257
2017 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy62.032102.332164.362
2016/2017
2017 World Junior Championship62.965111.425174.385
2016/17 Japanese Nationals54.3017131.073185.376
2016/17 Japanese Junior Nationals59.163125.971185.132
2016 Western Sectionals59.166114.754173.914
47th JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter, Dresden54.606122.062176.662
2016 JGP Cup of Mordovia59.023110.654169.674
2015/2016
2016 World Junior Championship56.238115.365171.594
2016 Youth Olympic Gamess60.871105.795166.664
2015/16 Japanese Nationals61.926124.415186.335
2015/16 JGP Final60.685113.145173.825
2015/19 Japanese Junior Nationals62.772121.392184.162
2015 Western Sectionals57.374112.172169.542
2015 JGP Logrono, Spain62.513124.291186.801
2015 JGP Colorado Springs, USA56.265108.241164.501
2014/2015
2015 Bavarian Open39.03270.432109.462
2014/15 Japanese Junior Nationals40.0727FNR40.0727
2014/15 Japanese Novice Nationals--85.61485.614
2014 Kinki Regionals--86.77286.772
2013/2014
2013/14 Japanese Novice Nationals--75.88575.885
2013/14 Kinki Regionals--68.74368.743

Shows and Galas

2017 Dreams on Ice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqwGHN1TaS0

Articles, Interviews and Other Media

13 January 2019 - Yuna Shiraiwa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvjiomT_pZA
12 November 2017 - Akiko's room Rika HONGO & Yuna SHIRAIWA interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxrWqQF5yQo
 
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She's such a joy to watch. I especially love her short program. She fits the character so well. I hope she just keeps getting better and better :cheer:
 

yyyskate

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^^ her performance is indeed better and better each outing!:biggrin: Like this girl's personality and mentality.
 

MiRé

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Loved her performance :love:!!!!!!!!!!!!! And....her male...coach too :eek::
 

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The famous Cross-Dressing Yamato Tamura! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/46/d8/17/46d817c0b974c453883fe540ac597675.jpg He's the BEST! :cheer: Yuna-chan was amazing! Came out of no where this year. Good for her. I hope she can sail under the radar a bit more before the media jumps on her. Gambare!

:shocked: :laugh:

Yeah, she's wonderful. Before the season I didn't notice her so much.
She's lovely. Other than her jump technics, I like her refined arm movement! I expect her future! Gamba!:cheer2:

FS 124.29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oHY5gRXTxU
 
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What a wonderful surprise! Yuna Shiraiwa really came alive in her performances in Spain. She has such wonderfully smooth and lyrical movements and skating skills with marvelous musicality, graceful lines, extensions and steps and such charming expression, but she is tough beneath the surface. Her jumps were also aesthetically pleasing with unusual combinations such as the 3S / 3L. She also has a nice Biellman. I can't believe she is only 13.
 
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She was such a pleasant surprise for this season! I agree, I also love her unusual jump combos. Not only that, but she has such a joyful, happy expression and presentation on ice. It's refreshing to see her skate to more happier music such as her SP, considering how almost everyone else in the junior field rushes into more mature, difficult song pieces almost immediately into their debut.

I really hope the Japanese media lays off her back though. She is probably going to be an overnight sensation in Japan after winning both her JGP assignments in her first season...and it also doesn't help that her name has an uncanny resemblance to you know who....
 

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Her 3S+3Lo is so gorgeous, it's currently repeating on my screen :)
 

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^^Indeed, I was super wowed by that combo, when I first saw it on her first jgp warm-up. it and along with some other hints lead me to predict her first jgp win!:biggrin: BTW The retired Yuna_aaaaa had done a 3S-2lo before in practice.:p
 

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Yuna is currently 2nd in the SP at Japanese junior Nationals 2015 with a score of 62.77!
 

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Yuna skated a clean SP at her GPF debut! :cheer: she is currently in 5th place
 

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Yuna is currently sixth at 2015 Japanese Nationals with a score of 61.92 (35.49, 26.43)

She was the very first skater and remained in first place even after three groups of skaters!
 

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Yuna did a clean skate at YOG and is in 1st in SP! 60.87 (35.44,25.43)

IMO low PCS, so she'll probably need to have perfect TES to beat Tsurskaya tomorrow.
 

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I'm so happy for her, she's so lovely. I hope she'll skate a clean free program, no matter the outcome.
 

malo42

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Yuna has been so solid this season! And I think she's been a touch underscored in some comps and when I first saw her score come here I thought the same, I even thought she might end up out of the top 3 after the SP but then everything else happened and she's in the lead! I really hope she does well tomorrow too.
 
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