Yukina Ota

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Yukina Ota
Yukina Ota.jpg
Ota at the 2004 Four Continents Championships.
Personal information
Alternative names Yukina Ohta
Country represented Japan
Born (1986-11-26) November 26, 1986 (age 27)
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Former coach Mie Hamada
Former choreographer Tom Dickson
Skating club Kyoto Daigo FSC
Began skating 1993
Retired November 26, 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 162.59
2003 Skate Canada
Short program 63.90
2003 Skate Canada
Free skate 98.69
2003 Skate Canada

Yukina Ōta (太田 由希奈 Ōta Yukina?, born November 26, 1986 in Kyoto) is a Japanese figure skater. She is the 2003 World Junior champion and the 2004 Four Continents champion. She announced her retirement from competitive skating in November 2008, retiring due to injury.

Career[edit]

Ota won the bronze medal at the 2000–2001 Japan Junior Championships.

In the 2001–2002 season, Ota made her Junior Grand Prix debut. She won her event in Bulgaria and placed 4th at the event in Sweden to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final, where she placed 6th. She won a second bronze medal at the 2001–2002 Japan Junior Championships, which qualified her for the 2002 Junior Worlds. She placed 9th at that competition.

In the 2002–2003 season, Ota competed on the 2002–2003 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. She won both her events to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final, which she won. She placed fourth at the Japan Championships and qualified for Junior Worlds. She won the 2003 World Junior title.

In the 2003–2004 season, Ota made her senior international debut. She competed on the Grand Prix of Figure Skating. She placed 4th at the 2003 Skate Canada International and 6th at the 2003 NHK Trophy. At the Japan Championships, Ota placed fifth. She competed at the 2004 Four Continents and won the event after placing third in the short program and second in the free skate.[1]

In the 2004–2005 season, Ota competed again on the senior international circuit. She placed 7th at the 2004 Skate America.

Ota missed the 2005–2006 season due to injury.

In the 2006–2007 season, Ota began competing again. She placed 12th at the Japan Championships.

In the 2007–2008 season, Ota competed at the 2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb international competition and placed 7th. At the Japan Championship, she placed 7th.

Ota withdrew from events to qualify for the 2008–2009 Japan Championships before they began. She announced her retirement from competitive skating on November 26, 2008, her 22nd birthday, retiring due to injury.[citation needed] Following her retirement, she has skated professionally in ice shows.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2007–2008
2006–2007
2005–2006
  • Anytime, Anywhere
    by Sarah Brightman
2004–2005
[2]
  • Anytime, Anywhere
    by Sarah Brightman
2003–2004
[3][1]
  • Picasso's Dance
  • Omotai
    (from Between Black and White)
2002–2003
[4]
  • Twilight Waltz
    by Takashi Kako
2001–2002
[5]
2000–2001

Results[edit]

Results[6]
International
Event 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2006–07 2007–08
Four Continents 1st
GP NHK Trophy 6th
GP Skate America 7th
GP Skate Canada 4th
Golden Spin 4th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 9th 1st
JGP Final 6th 1st
JGP Bulgaria 1st
JGP Italy 1st
JGP Sweden 4th
JGP Yugoslavia 1st
National
Japan Champ. 4th 5th 12th 7th
Japan Junior 11th 6th 3rd 3rd
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Ota did not compete in the 2005–2006 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (February 11, 2004). "Japan’s Artistic Yukina Ota". Golden Skate. 
  2. ^ "Yukina OTA: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 5, 2005. 
  3. ^ "Yukina OTA: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 15, 2004. 
  4. ^ "Yukina OTA: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 2, 2003. 
  5. ^ "Yukina OTA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 12, 2002. 
  6. ^ "Competition Results: Yukina OHTA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. 

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