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Date of birth: 16.03.1986 Daisuke TAKAHASHI
JPN
Place of birth: Kurashiki
Height: 165 cm
Home town: Agamasaki
Profession: graduate student
Hobbies: shopping, meeting friends
Start sk. / Club: 1994 / Kansai University SC
Coach: Utako Nagamitsu
Choreographer: Shae-Lynn Bourne, Pasquale Camerlengo
Former Coach: Nikolai Morozov
Practice low season: 30 h / week at Osaka
Practice high season: 30 h / week at Osaka
Music Short Program / Short Dance as of season 2010/2011
Historia de un amor by Perez Prado
Que rico mambo by Perez Prado
Mambo No. 5 by Perez Prado
Batucada by DJ Dero
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2010/2011
Invierno Porteno by Astor Piazzolla
Personal Best Total Score264.4115.02.2008 Four Continents Championships 2008
Personal Best Score Short Program90.2516.02.2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010
Personal Best Score Free Skating175.8415.02.2008 Four Continents Championships 2008
 
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Olympic Games
World Champ.
European Champ.
Four Continents
World Juniors
National Champ.
 
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S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International CompetitionYearPlace
ISU Grand Prix Final 2008 Torino 2007 2.
Finlandia Trophy 2009 Vantaa 2009 1.
ISU GP NHK Trophy 2009 Nagano 2009 4.
ISU GP HomeSense Skate Canada International 2009 Kitchener 2009 2.
Takahashi is the first Japanese male figure skater to medal at the Olympic Winter Games (bronze in 2010) and to win the World Championships (in 2010). He missed the entire 2008/09 season after tearing ligaments in his right knee in October 2008. He was back on the ice in April 2009 and started practising jumps in June 2009. Takahashi's idols in skating were Olympic Champions Alexei Yagudin, Evgeni Plushenko and Japan's Takeshi Honda. Takahashi moved to Osaka in 2004 to attend university. Meanwhile, the university has built a new ice rink where Takahashi and other elite skaters train. He has three older brothers, but they are not involved in sports.
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