Haruka Imai

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Haruka Imai
Haruka IMAI Skate Canada 2010.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born (1993-08-31) August 31, 1993 (age 21)
Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Coach Rumiko Michigami
Former coach Yuka Sato, Jason Dungjen, Hiroshi Nagakubo, Yukie Sugiura, Miho Kawaume
Choreographer Pasquale Camerlengo, Phillip Mills
Former choreographer Natalia Bestemianova, Igor Bobrin, Yuka Sato, Masahiro Kawagoee, Miho Kawaume
Skating club Niigata Skating Federation
Former skating club Musashino FSC
Training locations Niigata
Former training locations Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Began skating 2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 175.40
2014 Four Continents
Short program 62.72
2014 Four Continents
Free skate 112.68
2014 Four Continents

Haruka Imai (今井 遥 Imai Haruka?, born August 31, 1993) is a Japanese figure skater. She has won eight senior international medals and competed at three Four Continents Championships, placing as high as fourth. She is the 2008 Japanese Junior national champion.[1]

Career[edit]

Imai began skating at age 9. In the 2008–09 season, Imai began competing on the Junior Grand Prix series. She won her JGP event in Belarus and went on to win the Japanese Junior title. She was 16th at the 2009 World Junior Championships. In 2009, Imai won bronze at her sole JGP event, in Hungary. She placed 6th on the senior level at the Japan Championships and was assigned to the 2010 Four Continents Championships, where she placed 5th. In 2010, Imai won gold at the Ondrej Nepela Memorial and debuted on the senior Grand Prix series, placing 5th at the 2010 Skate Canada International and 6th at the 2010 Trophee Eric Bompard.

In summer 2011, Imai sustained a stress fracture in her foot, keeping her off the ice for about two months.[2] In September 2011, she moved to Detroit to be coached by Yuka Sato and Jason Dungjen.[2] She won bronze at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy. Imai returned to Japan in 2013, joining Rumiko Michigami.[3] She won gold at the 2013 Ondrej Nepela Trophy. At the Japan Championships, Imai finished 5th.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2014–2015
[4]
2013–2014
[3]
  • Piano Concerto in A-flat major
    by Saint-Preux
    choreo. by Pasquale Camerlengo
2012–2013
[5]
2011–2012
[2][6]
2010–2011
[7]
2009–2010
[8]
  • Fiesta Flamenca
    by Monty Kelly
2008–2009
[9]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series (began in the 2014–15 season); JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[10]
Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Four Continents 5th 9th 4th
GP Bompard 6th 8th
GP Cup of China 6th
GP NHK Trophy 8th
GP Rostelecom 6th 9th
GP Skate America 4th 5th 8th
GP Skate Canada 5th
CS Nepela Trophy 1st 1st 5th
Challenge Cup 2nd
Cup of Nice 3rd
Nebelhorn 3rd
Asian Games 2nd
Gardena 3rd 2nd
Ice Challenge 5th
International: Junior[10]
Junior Worlds 16th
JGP Belarus 1st
JGP Hungary 3rd
National[10]
Japan Champ. 14th 6th 12th 4th 14th 5th
Japan Junior 7th 1st 2nd
WD = Withdrew

Detailed results[edit]

2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 20–26, 2014 2014 Four Continents Championships Senior 3
62.72
6
112.68
4
175.40
December 20–23, 2013 2013–14 Japan Championships Senior 6
60.63
4
125.53
5
186.16
November 22–24, 2013 2013 Cup of Russia Senior 8
49.55
9
95.75
9
145.30
November 1–3, 2013 2013 Cup of China Senior 5
54.79
6
95.51
6
150.30
October 3–5, 2013 2013 Ondrej Nepela Trophy Senior 2
52.71
1
110.93
1
163.64
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
April 1–3, 2013 2013 Gardena Spring Trophy Senior 7
46.67
2
107.52
2
154.19
December 20–24, 2012 2012–13 Japan Championships Senior 18
47.30
13
90.62
14
137.92
November 23–25, 2012 2012 NHK Trophy Senior 9
48.10
8
97.32
8
145.42
October 19–21, 2012 2012 Skate America Senior 7
49.90
4
107.82
5
157.72
September 27–29, 2012 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy Senior 9
47.70
3
105.94
3
153.64
2011–12 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
February 7–12, 2012 2012 Four Continents Championships Senior 11
45.19
9
89.30
9
134.49
December 22–26, 2011 2011–12 Japan Championships Senior 5
57.82
5
108.85
4
166.67
November 25–27, 2011 2011 Cup of Russia Senior 6
55.20
6
99.56
6
154.76
October 21–23, 2011 2011 Skate America Senior 4
54.67
9
88.27
4
142.94
2010–11 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 31 – April 1, 2011 2011 Gardena Spring Trophy Senior 2
47.89
3
88.43
3
136.32
January 3–5, 2011 2011 Asian Winter Games Senior 2
54.02
2
112.98
2
167.00
December 24–27, 2010 2010–11 Japan Championships Senior 17
45.96
11
93.59
12
139.55
November 26–28, 2010 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard Senior 3
58.38
9
87.09
6
145.47
October 28–31, 2010 2010 Skate Canada Senior 6
52.52
3
102.02
5
154.54
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2010 2010 Ondrej Nepela Memorial Senior 1
54.61
2
87.01
1
141.62
2009–10 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 25–31, 2010 2010 Four Continents Championships Senior 5
55.06
6
100.23
5
155.29
December 25–27, 2009 2009–10 Japanese Championships Senior 7
55.98
6
110.18
6
166.16
November 21–23, 2009 2009–10 Japan Junior Championships Junior 3
49.82
2
94.15
2
143.97
November 4–8, 2009 2009 Coupe de Nice Senior 3
51.46
3
90.00
3
141.46
Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2009 2009 Ice Challenge Senior 5
52.48
5
83.14
5
135.62
August 26–29, 2009 2009 Junior Grand Prix, Hungary Junior 4
47.95
3
83.18
3
131.13
2008–09 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
Feb. 23 – March 1, 2009 2009 World Junior Championships Junior 17
43.58
16
69.66
16
113.24
December 10–14 2008–09 Japan Championships Senior 16
43.86
14
77.53
14
121.39
November 23–24, 2008 2008–09 Japan Junior Championships Junior 2
53.05
4
91.10
1
144.15
October 1–4, 2008 2008 Junior Grand Prix, Belarus Junior 3
47.60
1
97.40
1
145.00
2007–2008 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
November 24–25, 2007 2007–08 Japan Junior Championships Junior 7
43.42
9
76.57
7
119.99

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 Japan Junior Championships
  2. ^ a b c Flade, Tatjana (February 4, 2012). "Imai embraces change". Golden Skate. 
  3. ^ a b "Haruka IMAI: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Haruka IMAI: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Haruka IMAI: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Haruka IMAI: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Haruka IMAI: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Haruka IMAI: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Haruka IMAI: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 25, 2009. 
  10. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Haruka IMAI". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Haruka Imai at Wikimedia Commons