Tim Koleto

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Timothy Koleto
2018 Rostelecom Cup Misato Komatsubara Tim Koleto 2018-11-17 16-13-05 (2).jpg
Koleto and Komatsubara at the 2018 Rostelecom Cup
Personal information
Full nameTimothy Koleto
Country representedJapan Japan
Former country(ies) representedNorway
South Korea
Born (1991-06-17) June 17, 1991 (age 27)
Kalispell, Montana, United States
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
PartnerMisato Komatsubara
Former partnerThea Rabe
Yura Min
CoachMarie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer
Former coachIgor Shpilband, Adrienne Lenda, Fabian Bourzat, Greg Zuerlein, Barbara Fusar-Poli, Stefano Caruso, Rie Arikawa
Skating clubMontreal International School of Skating
Former skating clubKurashiki FSC
Trondheim SC
SC of Novi
Training locationsMontreal
Former training locationsMilan, Novi, Michigan
Began skating1998
ISU personal best scores
Combined total154.75
2018 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy
Short dance61.28
2018 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy
Free dance94.87
2018 NHK Trophy

Timothy Koleto (born June 17, 1991) is an American ice dancer. With his wife, Misato Komatsubara, he is the 2019 Japanese national champion. Earlier in his career, he competed with Yura Min for South Korea, placing 10th at the 2014 Four Continents, and with Thea Rabe for Norway.

Personal life[edit]

Koleto was born June 17, 1991, in Kalispell, Montana.[1] He married Misato Komatsubara in January 2017 in Okayama, Japan.[2][3] He is studying Japanese.[4]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Koleto began learning to skate in 1998.[1] He placed 6th in the junior men's category at the 2012 U.S. Championships. He dislocated his knee and partially tore his hamstring and lateral collateral ligament while practicing a triple Axel jump in June 2012.[5] During practice in December, he twisted his ankle and tore the tibiofibular ligament.[5]

Partnership with Min[edit]

2013–14 season[edit]

Koleto switched to ice dancing and teamed up with Yura Min in April 2013.[6] They placed 9th at the 2013 Ukrainian Open in December 2013. They were the only senior ice dance team competing at the 2014 South Korean Championships and they won with a score of 105.49. Representing South Korea, the duo placed tenth at the 2014 Four Continents Championships. At the 2014 Bavarian Open, they placed tenth.

2014–15 season[edit]

They placed eighth at an ISU Challenger Series event, the 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy. They finished fifth at their last event together, the International Cup of Nice in October 2014. Igor Shpilband and Greg Zuerlein coached them in Novi, Michigan.[7]

Partnership with Rabe[edit]

Koleto had tryouts with Norway's Thea Rabe in November 2014 in Lyon, France, and the following month in Novi, Michigan.[8] They agreed to skate together for Norway. In May 2015, Rabe moved to the United States to train with Koleto.[9] Igor Shpilband, Adrienne Lenda, Fabian Bourzat, and Greg Zuerlein coached the team in Novi, Michigan.[10]

2015–16 season[edit]

After being released by South Korea and sitting out one year, as required by the International Skating Union, Koleto became eligible to compete for Norway beginning October 20, 2015.[8] Making their international debut, Rabe/Koleto won the bronze medal at the Volvo Open Cup in November 2015. They placed 8th at both the Open d'Andorra and the CS Warsaw Cup. Despite qualifying to the 2016 European Championships, they decided to end their partnership a few weeks before the event.[9][11] They were Norway's first-ever ice dancing team.[8]

Partnership with Komatsubara[edit]

2016–17 season[edit]

Koleto teamed up with Misato Komatsubara following a tryout in Milan in April 2016.[2] They decided to train together in Milan under Barbara Fusar Poli.[12] They received the bronze medal at the 2016–17 Japan Championships in December 2016.

2017–18 season[edit]

Making their international debut for Japan, Komatsubara/Koleto placed 8th at the CS Lombardia Trophy in September 2017. They finished 10th at their sole Grand Prix event, the 2017 NHK Trophy. In December, the two won the silver medal at the 2017–18 Japan Championships. They placed 10th at the 2018 Four Continents Championships with a historic personal best score of 138.18. They placed 4th at the 2018 Mentor Toruń Cup.

2018–19 season[edit]

In March 2018, Komatsubara/Koleto announced that they had moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to train under Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, and Romain Haguenauer.[13] They won bronze at both of their ISU Challenger Series events, the 2018 CS Asian Open Trophy and 2018 CS US International Classic. They then competed at two Grand Prix assignments, placing 8th at the 2018 NHK Trophy and 2018 Rostelecom Cup. Following Rostelecom Cup, they trained in Japan (coached by Rie Arikawa) in order for Koleto to meet a residency requirement for a future citizenship application.[4]

Programs[edit]

With Komatsubara[edit]

Season Rhythm dance Free dance
2018–2019
[1]
  • Tango: El Sol Sueno
    by Gidon Kremer
  • Tango: Sueno de Barrilete
    by Susana Rinaldi
    choreo. by Marie-France Dubreuil, Romain Haguenauer
Short dance
2017–2018
[1][2]
  • Salsa: Ahora Quien
    by Marc Anthony
  • Rhumba: Ahora Quien
    by Marc Anthony
  • Samba: Samba do Brasil (Radio Remix)
    by Bellini

With Rabe[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2015–2016
[10][8]

With Min[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2014–2015
[7][5]
2013–2014
[14]
  • Quickstep: Kap'n Kid
  • Foxtrot: Un mate in luca
    by Raphael Gualazzi
  • Quickstep: Kap'n Kid

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series

With Komatsubara for Japan[edit]

International[15]
Event 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Four Continents Champ. 10th
GP NHK Trophy 10th 8th
GP Rostelecom Cup 8th
CS Asian Open 3rd
CS Lombardia Trophy 8th
CS U.S. Classic 3rd
Mentor Toruń Cup 4th
National[16]
Japan Champ. 3rd 2nd 1st

With Rabe for Norway[edit]

International[17]
Event 2015–16
CS Warsaw Cup 8th
Volvo Open Cup 3rd
Open d'Andorra 8th

With Min for South Korea[edit]

International[18]
Event 2013–14 2014–15
Four Continents Champ. 10th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
Bavarian Open 10th
Cup of Nice 5th
Ukrainian Open 9th
National
South Korean Champ. 1st

Men's singles[edit]

National[19]
Event 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13
U.S. Championships 11th N 10th J 6th J
Midwestern Sectionals 4th N 3rd J 1st J 5th
Southwestern Regionals 5th N 7th N 2nd N
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

Detailed results[edit]

With Komatsubara for Japan[edit]

ISU personal best scores highlighted in bold. Historic (ie before the 2018–19 season) ISU personal best scores highlighted in bold and italicized.

2018–19 season
Date Event RD FD Total
November 16–18, 2018 2018 Rostelecom Cup 8

52.99

8

90.29

8

143.28

November 9–11, 2018 2018 NHK Trophy 9

59.40

8

94.87

8

154.27

September 12–16, 2018 2018 CS US International Classic 4

53.42

3

89.51

3

142.93

August 1–5, 2018 2018 CS Asian Open Trophy 3

61.28

2

93.47

3

154.75

2017–18 season
Date Event SD FD Total
January 30–February 4, 2018 2018 Mentor Toruń Cup 4

58.90

4

88.96

4

147.86

January 22–28, 2018 2018 Four Continents Championships 10

52.45

9

85.73

10

138.18

December 20–24, 2017 2017 Japanese Championships 2

56.65

2

92.82

2

149.47

November 10–12, 2017 2017 NHK Trophy 10

53.83

10

78.58

10

132.41

September 14–17, 2017 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy 9

49.80

6

78.48

8

128.28

2016–17 season
December 22–25, 2016 2016 Japanese Championships 3

51.47

3

73.85

3

125.12

With Rabe for Norway[edit]

2015–16 season
Date Event SD FD Total
November 27–29, 2015 2015 CS Warsaw Cup 8

42.66

8

65.14

8

107.80

November 19–22, 2015 2015 Open d'Andorra 6

47.63

8

61.31

8

108.94

November 4–8, 2015 2015 Volvo Open Cup 4

47.96

4

74.07

3

122.03

With Min for South Korea[edit]

2014–15 season
Date Event SD FD Total
October 15–19, 2014 2014 International Cup of Nice 6

40.04

4

68.84

5

108.88

September 24–27, 2014 2014 CS Nebelhorn Tropy 8

40.10

8

63.36

8

103.46

2013–14 season
Date Event SD FD Total
January 29–February 2, 2014 2014 Bavarian Open 10

44.53

10

65.68

10

110.21

January 22–28, 2018 2014 Four Continents Championships 8

45.12

10

66.11

10

111.23

January 3–5, 2014 2014 South Korean Championships 1

41.64

1

63.85

1

105.49

December 18–20, 2013 2013 Ukrainian Open 8

41.26

10

63.43

9

104.69

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Misato KOMATSUBARA / Timothy KOLETO: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 25, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Calder, Anne (July 7, 2017). "#TeamKoKo: A Journey to Love". ice-dance.com.
  3. ^ Harimaya, Takumi (May 27, 2017). "フィギュアスケート、小松原美里が入籍を報告 お相手はペアを組む選手". Buzzfeed Japan (in Japanese).
  4. ^ a b ""Love Story" is not just a program for Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto (JPN)". International Skating Union. 19 December 2018. Archived from the original on 23 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Stevens, Ryan (October 16, 2014). "Interview With Tim Koleto". Skate Guard.
  6. ^ "Korean-American Pair Shine at Ice Dancing Cup". The Chosun Ilbo. November 26, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Yura MIN / Timothy KOLETO: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d Thayer, Jacquelyn (November 6, 2015). "Rabe and Koleto Blazing a Trail for Norway". ice-dance.com.
  9. ^ a b Jarlsbo, Øystein (January 7, 2016). "Brudd for Norges isdanspar". Verdens Gang.
  10. ^ a b "Thea RABE / Timothy KOLETO: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  11. ^ Lote, Arve (January 7, 2016). "Skulle blitt historiske – nå skiller de lag". Norwegian News Agency, NRK.
  12. ^ Castellaro, Barbara (30 August 2016). "Misato Komatsubara e Timothy Koleto, la nuova coppia di Danza si presenta". artonice.it (in Italian).
  13. ^ "Tim Koleto". Twitter. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Yura MIN / Timothy KOLETO: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014.
  15. ^ "Competition Results: Misato KOMATSUBARA / Timothy KOLETO". International Skating Union.
  16. ^ "小松原 美里 / ティム コレト" [KOMATSUBARA Misato / Tim KOLETO] (in Japanese). Japan Skating Federation. Archived from the original on October 25, 2017.
  17. ^ "Competition Results: Thea RABE / Timothy KOLETO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 5, 2017.
  18. ^ "Competition Results: Yura MIN / Timothy KOLETO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 27, 2017.
  19. ^ "Timothy KOLETO". rinkresults.com.

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