Kenji Miyamoto (figure skater)

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Japanese name
Kanji 宮本 賢二
Kana みやもと けんじ
Kenji Miyamoto
Nakako Tsuzuki & Kenji Miyamoto 2003 NHK Trophy.jpg
Tsuzuki & Miyamoto in 2003.
Personal information
Country represented  Japan
Born (1978-11-06) November 6, 1978 (age 38)
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Former partner Nakako Tsuzuki, Rie Arikawa
Former coach Muriel Zazoui, Pasquale Camerlengo, Romain Haguenauer
Skating club Ryukoku University
Retired 2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 150.45
2005 Four Continents
Comp. dance 31.13
2005 Four Continents
Original dance 46.09
2005 Four Continents
Free dance 73.23
2005 Four Continents

Kenji Miyamoto (宮本 賢二?, Miyamoto Kenji, born November 6, 1978 in Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan) is a Japanese retired ice dancer who currently works as a coach and a choreographer. He teamed up with partner Rie Arikawa in 1995. Together, they are two time Japanese national champions. After Arikawa's retirement from competitive skating in 2003, Miyamoto teamed up with Nakako Tsuzuki. They competed together from 2003 through 2006. They are three time Japanese national silver medalists. Miyamoto now choreographs for ice shows and for competitive programs. He has choreographed show programs for Shizuka Arakawa, Daisuke Takahashi, Akiko Suzuki, and Yuzuru Hanyu. He also did the choreography for the programs in the figure skating anime, Yuri on Ice.


(with Arikawa)

Event 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03
World Championships 24th
Four Continents Championships 9th 11th 8th 8th
World Junior Championships 22nd 16th 24th
Asian Winter Games 2nd 3rd
Skate America 9th
Skate Canada International 10th
Trophée Eric Bompard 12th
NHK Trophy 9th 9th 9th 11th
Sparkassen Cup on Ice 9th
Japan Championships 1st J. 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st

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