Ryo Shibata

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Ryo Shibata
Ryo Shibata 2005 Croatia Cup.jpg
Ryo Shibata in 2005
Personal information
Full name Ryo Shibata
Country represented Japan
Born (1987-02-24) February 24, 1987 (age 30)
Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Partner Narumi Takahashi
Former coach Masahiro Kawagoe, Mariko Sugai
Former choreographer Masahiro Kawagoe
Skating club Meiji University Club
Training locations Chicago, Illinois
Former training locations Tokyo
Began skating 1998
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 172.81
2004 JGP Romania
Short program 58.00
2005 JGP Croatia
Free skate 116.64
2005 JGP Andorra
Japanese name
Kanji 柴田嶺
Kana しばた りょう

Ryo Shibata (柴田 嶺 Shibata Ryō?, born February 24, 1987) is a Japanese competitive figure skater. He currently competes in pair skating with Narumi Takahashi.

Career[edit]

Competing in men's singles, Shibata won two gold medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and qualified to two ISU Junior Grand Prix Finals. He appeared at the 2003 and 2006 World Junior Championships, finishing 12th both times, and at three senior Grand Prix events.[1] He retired in 2010.[2]

On May 18, 2016, it was announced that Shibata had formed a pair skating partnership with Narumi Takahashi and that they would train in Chicago.[3]

The Japanese media called Shibata "the Japanese Johnny Weir".[4] He was able to perform a Biellmann spin in competition.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2007–08
[5]
2006–07
[6]
2005–06
[7]
  • Black Opal
2004–05
[8]
  • Malaguena
    by Ernesto Lecuona
2002–03
[9]
  • Tempest
    by Kuniko Kawai
  • Amor de Verano
    by Kuniko Kawai

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Pairs with Takahashi[edit]

National
Event 2016–17
Japan Championships 4th

Men's singles[edit]

International[1]
Event 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
GP Cup of China 10th 12th
GP Cup of Russia 12th
Challenge Cup 5th
International: Junior[1]
Junior Worlds 12th 12th
JGP Final 4th 7th
JGP Andorra 1st
JGP Croatia 3rd
JGP Czech Rep. 14th
JGP France 4th
JGP Italy 12th
JGP Romania 1st
JGP Serbia 4th
National[1]
Japan Champ. 5th 11th 7th 8th 16th 15th
Japan Junior 1st 6th 3rd
J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Competition Results: Ryo SHIBATA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "International Figure Skating". International Figure Skating Facebook. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "International Figure Skating". International Figure Skating Facebook. 18 May 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Questions & answers". Official website of Johnny Weir. November 2006. Archived from the original on May 11, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ryo SHIBATA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 11, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Ryo SHIBATA: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 17, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Ryo SHIBATA: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2006. 
  8. ^ "Ryo SHIBATA: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 5, 2005. 
  9. ^ "Ryo SHIBATA: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 27, 2003. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ryo Shibata at Wikimedia Commons