Akio Sasaki

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Akio Sasaki
Akio Sasaki at 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy.jpg
Sasaki in 2009.
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born (1991-03-19) 19 March 1991 (age 26)
Yokohama, Japan
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Coach Akiko Sato
Choreographer Misao Sato
Skating club Meiji University
Began skating 1997

Akio Sasaki (born March 19, 1991) is a Japanese figure skater. He is the 2010 Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion, 2010 Asian Trophy champion, and 2013 Winter Universiade bronze medalist.

He began skating at the Kanagawa Ice Rink with his brother.[1]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2012–13
  • Gypsy Dance
2011–12
[2]
  • Japanese Dance No. 5
    (based on Hungarian Dance No. 5)
  • Typewriter
  • Spokey Dokey
  • Akio's Boogie and Pakapaka Mokuba
2009–10
  • Black Bottom
    by Spike Jones
  • Rodrigo Solo
    by Rogrigo Y Gabriela
  • Stairway To Heaven
    by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  • Tamacun
    by Rodrigo Y Gabriela
2007–08
[3]
  • La Zarzamora
    by Manuel Quiroga
  • Moliendo Café
    by Jose Manso

Competitive highlights[edit]

International[4]
Event 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14
Asian Trophy 1st
Finlandia 11th
Merano Cup 7th
Nebelhorn 7th
Nepela Memorial 1st 5th
Triglav Trophy 4th
Universiade 3rd
International: Junior[4]
Junior Worlds 17th
JGP Croatia 4th
JGP Czech Rep. 3rd
JGP U.K. 7th
JGP USA 13th
National[4]
Japan Champ. 2nd J. 5th J. 9th 16th 14th 8th 13th
JGP: Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior-level

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuryu, Atsuko (May 2011). "Akio Sasaki: "I want to be a unique skater"". Absolute Skating. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Akio SASAKI: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Akio SASAKI: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 June 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Akio SASAKI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. 

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