Takahito Mura

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Japanese name
Kanji 無良崇人
Kana むら たかひと
Takahito Mura
Takahito MURA NHK 2008.jpg
Mura in 2008.
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born (1991-02-11) February 11, 1991 (age 23)
Matsudo, Chiba, Japan
Home town Nagoya
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Coach Hiroshi Nagakubo
Yoriko Naruse
Former coach Takashi Mura
Naoki Shigematsu
Choreographer Nanami Yoshida
Eiji Iwamoto
Skating club Chukyo University
Began skating 1994
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 242.56
2014 Four Continents
Short program 84.21
2014 Four Continents
Free skate 160.72
2013 Worlds

Takahito Mura (無良 崇人 Mura Takahito?, born February 11, 1991) is a Japanese figure skater. He is the 2014 Four Continents champion, 2012 Trophée Eric Bompard champion, a two-time Finlandia Trophy champion, and the 2010 Triglav Trophy champion. Nationally, he is a two-time Japanese senior bronze medalist (2009, 2013) and 2008 junior national champion.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Mura's father, Takashi, is a former figure skater who competed internationally in both singles and pairs.[2] His mother also competed in figure skating.[2] In April 2013, Mura said he was married and expecting a baby in May.[3]

Career[edit]

Mura placed fifth at the 2006 World Junior Championships. He won two medals on the Junior Grand Prix circuit in 2006 and qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final, where he placed just off the podium. He made his senior international debut at the 2008 Finlandia Trophy, which he won.

Mura won gold—his first senior Grand Prix medal—at the 2012 Trophée Eric Bompard.

In the 2013-14 season, he was assigned to the 2013 Skate Canada and 2013 NHK Trophy.[4] He placed tenth and sixth at his events. Mura finished sixth at the Japanese Nationals and was assigned to the 2014 Four Continents where he won the gold.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2013–2014
  • Shogun

2012–2013
[5]
  • Shogun
2011–2012
[6]
  • Neutron Star Collision
    by Muse
2010–2011
  • Slow Dancing in the Big City
2009–2010
[7]
2008–2009
[8]
2007–2008
[9][10]

2006–2007
[11]
  • Art on Ice
    by Edvin Marton
  • KA
    by René Dupéré
2005–2006
[12]
  • Violin Concerto

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[13]
International
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Worlds 15th 8th
Four Continents 5th 8th 1st
GP Bompard 1st
GP NHK Trophy 5th 6th 6th
GP Skate Canada 8th 10th
Challenge Cup 1st
Finlandia 1st 1st
Merano Cup 1st
NRW Trophy 4th
Ondrej Nepela 2nd
Triglav Trophy 1st
Asian Games 2nd
International: Junior, Novice
Junior Worlds 5th 8th 19th
JGP Final 4th
JGP Germany 3rd
JGP Hungary 2nd
JGP Poland 8th
JGP Romania 3rd
JGP Slovakia 5th
JGP Taipei 3rd
Skate Helena 1st N.
Mladost Trophy 1st N. 2nd N.
National
Japan Champ. 8th 5th 3rd 10th 5th 5th 3rd 6th
Japan Jr. Champ. 13th 12th 2nd 2nd 1st
Team events
World Team 3T/5P
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://wwwz.fujitv.co.jp/sports/skate/figure-japan2008/index.html
  2. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (March 11, 2012). "Mura gains consistency". Golden Skate. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "フィギュア無良が結婚 3月の世界選手権代表" (in Japanese). Sportsnavi. April 24, 2013. Archived from the original on April 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Entries Men 2013/14 - All 6 Events". ISU. 
  5. ^ "Takahito MURA: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Takahito MURA: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Takahito MURA: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Takahito MURA: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Takahito MURA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Takahito MURA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 14, 2007. 
  11. ^ "Takahito MURA: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 17, 2007. 
  12. ^ "Takahito MURA: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 16, 2006. 
  13. ^ "Competition Results: Takahito MURA". International Skating Union. 

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