Takahiko Kozuka

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Takahiko Kozuka in 2010

Takahiko Kozuka (小塚 崇彦, Kozuka Takahiko, born February 27, 1989) is a Japanese figure skater.[1]

Personal life[change | change source]

Kozuka was born in Nagoya. His grandfather, father, mother and aunt were figure skater so he was called "thoroughbred". He studied sports education at Chukyo University.[1] His coach is Nobuo Sato and Kumiko Sato. He has very good skating skills. He is in good terms with Mao Asada, Miki Ando, Daisuke Takahashi and so on. He likes karaoke and goes to karaoke with Mao Asada frequently. His favorite food is grilled meet.

Program[change | change source]

2012-2013[change | change source]

SP Exodus
FS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso(Saint-Saëns's)

2011-2012[change | change source]

SP Inner Urge
FS Fantasia for NAUSICAA

2010-2011[change | change source]

SP Soul Man Medley
FS Piano Concerto No. 1 (Liszt)

2009-2010[change | change source]

SP Bold as Love(Jimi Hendrix)

2008-2009[change | change source]

SP Take Five
FS Romeo and Juliet (Nino Rota)

Career[change | change source]

In 2006, he won the gold medal at the Junior World Figure Skating Championships. He competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics and placed 8th. In 2011, he was the Japanese national champion. He won the silver medal (in 2008) and the bronze medal (in 2010) at Grand Prix Final. He won a silver medal at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Flade, Tatjana. "Kozuka breaks through on the Grand Prix" at Golden Skate.com; retrieved 2012-11-23.

Other websites[change | change source]

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