Yamato Tamura

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Japanese name
Kanji 田村 岳斗
Kana たむら やまと
Yamato Tamura
Yamato Tamura 2003 NHK Trophy.jpg
Tamura in 2003.
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born (1979-05-28) May 28, 1979 (age 36)
Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Former partner Marie Arai
Former coach Minoru Sano, Hiroshi Nagakubo, Masako Ogasawara
Skating club Nihon University, Tokyo
Began skating 1984
Retired 2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 149.74
2003 NHK Trophy
Short program 53.95
2003 NHK Trophy
Free skate 95.79
2003 NHK Trophy

Yamato Tamura (田村 岳斗 Tamura Yamato?, born May 28, 1979) is a Japanese figure skater. As a single skater, he is a two-time Japanese national champion and represented Japan at the 1998 Winter Olympics, placing 17th. He also competed briefly in pairs, winning the 1997 national title with Marie Arai.

Minoru Sano was his coach during his career. Tamura landed a quadruple toe-loop in competition in 1999 and a quadruple toe-triple toe combination in 2000. He retired from competition in 2004 and turned to coaching. He has worked with Satoko Miyahara and Satsuki Muramoto, among others.


Season Short program Free skating
  • Space Battleship Yamato
  • Canta Loop
  • The Mummy
    by Jerry Goldsmith


Event 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Olympics 17th
Worlds 26th 27th 17th 22nd
Four Continents 8th 6th 9th 5th
GP NHK Trophy 10th 9th 7th 9th 4th 7th 10th
GP Skate America 8th 9th
GP Skate Canada 4th
GP Sparkassen 4th 10th
GP Trophée Lalique 8th 10th
Nebelhorn 2nd
Asian Games 4th
Japan Champ. 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st
GP = Grand Prix


  1. ^ a b "Yamato TAMURA: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 10, 2004. 
  2. ^ "Yamato TAMURA: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 8, 2003. 
  3. ^ "Yamato TAMURA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 11, 2002. 
  4. ^ "Yamato TAMURA: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 17, 2001. 

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