Daisuke Murakami (figure skater)
Daisuke Murakami at 2010 Skate America
photo by David Carmichael
|Full name||Daisuke Murakami|
|Former country(ies) represented||United States (until end of 2006–2007 season)|
January 15, 1991 |
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Height||165 cm (5 ft 5 in)|
|Former coach||Tammy Gambill
|Former choreographer||Nikolai Morozov|
|Skating club||Aomori FSC|
|Training locations||Los Angeles, California|
|ISU personal best scores|
2014 NHK Trophy
2014 NHK Trophy
2014 NHK Trophy
Daisuke "Dice" Murakami (村上 大介 Murakami Daisuke?, born January 15, 1991, in Kanagawa) is a Japanese figure skater who previously represented the United States in international competition. He is the 2011 Ondrej Nepela Champion, 2009 Japanese Junior bronze medalist and the 2006 U.S. Junior pewter medalist. In 2011, Murakami became the first to land the quad salchow jump in the mens category at the Japan National Championships.
The Murakami family moved to the United States in 2000 from Japan after winning a green-card lottery to become US residents. Daisuke, nicknamed "Dice", began skating soon after.
Murakami is a two-time recipient of the Michael Weiss Foundation scholarship, which is a scholarship program created to help young American figure skaters.
Murakami began skating at age ten. He began competing on the Juvenile level in 2001.
Murakami began his 2012-2013 season by winning the silver medal at 2012 Ondrej Nepela. During competition at the NHK Trophy, Murakami dislocated his right shoulder forcing him to withdraw from the event. He then withdrew from the Japan National Figure Skating Championships for recovery, but came back to finish the season with a bronze medal at the Triglav Trophy.
Murakami began his season by winning Tokyo Regionals and Western Sectionals. He then won the silver medal at 2013 Merano Cup. Murakami came in 10th at the Japan National Figure Skating Championships. Murakami won the gold medal at Printemps, in Luxembourg.
On August 12, it was announced that Murakami had been selected as a host pick at the 2014 NHK Trophy.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
Results for Japan
|GP NHK Trophy||9th||WD||1st|
|GP Skate America||5th||6th|
|CS U.S. Classic||3rd|
|JGP South Africa||4th|
|Challenge Cup||1st J.|
|J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew|
Results for the United States
|World Junior Champ.||11th|
|JGP Chinese Taipei||4th|
|Triglav Trophy||1st N.|
|U.S. Championships||2nd N.||4th J.||15th|
|Pacific Coast Sectionals||2nd N.||6th J.||1st J.||2nd|
|Southwestern Regionals||1st N.||2nd J.||1st J.|
|Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior|
- Mroz Leaps from 11th to Second; Murakami Finishes Third at JGP Mexico
- Mittan, Barry (April 25, 2006). "Japan’s Loss is America’s Gain". SkateToday.
- "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/15 - Men". August 12, 2014.
- "Daisuke MURAKAMI: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 23, 2012.
- "Daisuke MURAKAMI: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 25, 2011.
- "Daisuke MURAKAMI: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012.
- "Daisuke MURAKAMI: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 29, 2009.
- "Daisuke MURAKAMI: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009.
- "Daisuke MURAKAMI: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 20, 2007.
- "Competition Results: Daisuke MURAKAMI". International Skating Union.
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