Kensuke Nakaniwa

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Kensuke Nakaniwa
Kensuke Nakaniwa 2003 NHK Trophy.jpg
Nakaniwa in 2003.
Personal information
Native name 中庭 健介
Country represented  Japan
Born (1981-10-15) October 15, 1981 (age 35)
Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Former coach Miwa Ishihara, Hiroshi Nagakubo, Tai Tsuru
Former choreographer David Wilson, Higuchi Yukata, Alexander Zhulin, Nanami Abe, Robert Daw, Mitsuru Matsumura
Skating club Papio Fukuoka; Fukuoka University; Kashii Fukuoka
Former training locations Nagoya
Fukuoka
Began skating 1990
Retired 2011
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 182.74
2006 Cup of China
Short program 63.70
2007 NHK Trophy
Free skate 122.01
2006 Cup of China

Kensuke Nakaniwa (中庭 健介, Nakaniwa Kensuke, born October 15, 1981) is a Japanese former competitive figure skater. He is a two-time Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion, the 2003 Winter Universiade bronze medalist, and a three-time Japan national medalist. He finished in the top ten at three Four Continents Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Kensuke Nakaniwa was born on October 15, 1981 in Fukuoka, Japan.[1]

Career[edit]

In the 1999–2000 season, Nakaniwa won a bronze medal on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and placed 13th at the 2000 World Junior Championships.

In the 2002–03 season, Nakaniwa made his Grand Prix debut and competed at his first senior ISU Championship, the 2003 Four Continents, where he finished 11th.

Nakaniwa ended his competitive career in 2011. He has coached Sei Kawahara.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2008–09
[1]
2007–08
[2]
  • Braveheart
    by James Horner
2006–07
[3]
2005–06
[4]
  • Sarabande
    by George Frideric Handel
The Lord of the Rings:
2004–05
[5]
The Lord of the Rings:
  • The Fellowship of the Ring
    by Howard Shore
  • The Return of the King
    by Howard Shore
2003–04
[6]
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Lord of the Rings
    by Howard Shore
2002–03
[7]
  • The Four Seasons
    by Antonio Vivaldi
2001–02
[8]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[9]
Event 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11
Four Continents 11th 8th 6th 8th 12th
GP Bompard 7th
GP Cup of China 5th 10th
GP Cup of Russia 8th 10th
GP NHK Trophy 11th 8th 8th
GP Skate America 10th
Universiade 3rd 4th
Asian Games 3rd
Golden Spin 7th
Merano Cup 7th
Nepela Memorial 1st 1st
NRW Trophy 5th 6th
International: Junior[9]
Junior Worlds 13th
JGP Canada 3rd
JGP Japan 8th
National[10]
Japan 9th 5th 4th 3rd 6th 2nd 3rd 5th 4th 6th 12th
Japan Junior 2nd 3rd
J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kensuke NAKANIWA: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kensuke NAKANIWA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 8, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Kensuke NAKANIWA: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 15, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Kensuke NAKANIWA: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 15, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Kensuke NAKANIWA: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 4, 2005. 
  6. ^ "Kensuke NAKANIWA: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 24, 2004. 
  7. ^ "Kensuke NAKANIWA: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 4, 2003. 
  8. ^ "Kensuke NAKANIWA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 13, 2002. 
  9. ^ a b "Competition Results: Kensuke NAKANIWA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ 中庭 健介 [NAKANIWA Kensuke] (in Japanese). Japan Skating Federation. Archived from the original on January 7, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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