Miu Suzaki

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Miu Suzaki
2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki Miu Suzaki Ryuichi Kihara 2018-11-02 16-20-26 (2).jpg
Personal information
Country representedJapan
Born (1999-12-15) 15 December 1999 (age 18)
Nagoya, Japan
Height1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
PartnerRyuichi Kihara
CoachJason Dungjen, Yuka Sato
ChoreographerYuka Sato, Pasquale Camerlengo
Skating clubKinoshita Group Tokyo
Training locationsDenison
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Began skating2004

Miu Suzaki (須崎 海羽, Suzaki Miu, born December 15, 1999) is a Japanese pair skater. With her skating partner, Ryuichi Kihara, she is a two-time Asian Open Trophy medalist and the 2017 Japan national Champion. They have competed at the Four Continents Championships and on the Grand Prix series.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Suzaki began learning to skate in 2004.[1] She placed 13th in ladies' singles at the 2013–14 Japan Junior Championships.

2015–2016 season[edit]

Suzaki decided to compete in pairs in the 2015–2016 season. Her partnership with Ryuichi Kihara was announced in June 2015.[2] In December, they received the bronze medal at the Japan Championships. They did not appear internationally in their first season together.

2016–2017 season[edit]

After winning their first international medal (bronze) at the Asian Open Trophy in early August 2016 in Manila, Suzaki/Kihara took silver at the Japan Championships in December. Ranked 12th in the short program and 14th in the free skate, they finished 13th overall at the 2017 Four Continents Championships, held in February in Gangneung, South Korea.

2017–2018 season[edit]

Suzaki/Kihara began their season with silver at the Asian Open Trophy in August 2017. Making their Grand Prix debut, they finished 8th at the 2017 NHK Trophy in November.

2018–2019 season[edit]

In October 2018, Suzaki/Kihara placed 10th at the 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy. They placed 8th at the 2018 Grand Prix Helsinki, their first GP event of the season. They also placed 8th at the 2018 NHK Trophy, their second GP assignment.

Programs[edit]

(with Kihara)

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
2017–2018
[1]
2016–2017
[4]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series

Pairs with Kihara[edit]

International[5]
Event 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 21st
World Champ. 24th
Four Continents 13th 8th
GP Finland 8th
GP NHK Trophy 8th 8th
CS Finlandia Trophy 10th
Asian Open Trophy 3rd 2nd
National[6]
Japan Champ. 3rd 2nd 1st

Ladies' singles[edit]

International[7]
Event 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Japan Junior Champ. 13th
Japan Novice Champ. 28th A 13th A
A = Novice A category

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Miu SUZAKI / Ryuichi KIHARA: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "木原龍一は須崎海羽、クリス・リードは村元哉中とペア" (in Japanese). sponichi.co.jp. June 18, 2015. Archived from the original on June 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "木下グループ presents スターズ・オン・アイス 2018 (Special)". TBS 2. 21 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Miu SUZAKI / Ryuichi KIHARA: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Competition Results: Miu SUZAKI / Ryuichi KIHARA". International Skating Union.
  6. ^ "須﨑 海羽/SUZAKI Miu 木原 龍一/KIHARA Ryuichi" (in Japanese). Japan Skating Federation. Archived from the original on November 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Miu SUZAKI". rinkresults.com.

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