Misato Komatsubara

Misato Komatsubara (Japanese: 小松原美里; born July 28, 1992) is a Japanese ice dancer. She currently represents her home country, in partnership with her husband Tim Koleto. She previously represented Italy with Andrea Fabbri, with whom she won five international medals, including silver at the 2015 CS Ice Challenge.

Misato Komatsubara
2018 Rostelecom Cup Misato Komatsubara Tim Koleto 2018-11-16 16-57-15 (2).jpg
Komatsubara and Koleto at the 2018 Rostelecom Cup
Personal information
Native name小松原美里
Country representedJapan
Former country(ies) representedItaly
Born (1992-07-28) July 28, 1992 (age 27)
Tokyo, Japan
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
PartnerTimothy Koleto
Former partnerAndrea Fabbri, Kaoru Tsuji, Kokoro Mizutani
CoachRie Arikawa
Former coachMarie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer, Barbara Fusar-Poli, Stefano Caruso, Nozomi Watanabe
Former choreographerCorrado Giordani, Natalia Linichuk
Skating clubMontreal International School of Skating
Former skating clubAgora Skating Team Milan
Okayama High School
Training locationsMontreal
Former training locationsMilan, Italy
Yokohama, Japan
Began skating2001
ISU personal best scores
Combined total154.75
2018 CS Asian Open Trophy
Short dance61.28
2018 CS Asian Open Trophy
Free dance99.31
2019 World Team Trophy

Personal lifeEdit

Komatsubara was born on July 28, 1992, in Tokyo.[1] She married Timothy Koleto in January 2017 in Okayama, Japan.[2][3] She speaks Japanese, English, and Italian.[4] She is vegan.[5]

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Komatsubara began learning to skate in 2001.[6] She competed for Japan with Kokoro Mizutani in the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons. In 2010, the two received a pair of Junior Grand Prix assignments. They were coached by Nozomi Watanabe in Yokohama, Japan.[7]

During the next two seasons, Komatsubara skated with Kaoru Tsuji. Their partnership ended in 2013. After a pause, she decided to continue skating and resumed training under Rie Arikawa in Okayama.[8]

Partnership with FabbriEdit

2014–15 seasonEdit

Komatsubara teamed up with Italy's Andrea Fabbri. The two were coached by Barbara Fusar-Poli in Milan from December 2013.[9] They represented Italy on the senior level. Their international debut came in October 2014 at the Ondrej Nepela Trophy, a Challenger Series (CS) event where they finished 6th. After winning bronze medals at the Santa Claus Cup and Italian Championships, they were sent to the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, where they placed 23rd. The two ended their season with gold at the Bavarian Open.

2015–16 seasonEdit

In 2015–16, Komatsubara/Fabbri took bronze at the Lombardia Trophy and then appeared at two Challenger Series events, winning silver at the 2015 Ice Challenge. After obtaining another silver medal, at the 2015 Santa Claus Cup, they repeated as national bronze medalists and went on to compete at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, where they finished 21st. They were coached by Fusar-Poli and Stefano Caruso in Milan, Italy.[8][6]

Komatsubara and Fabbri ended their partnership in April 2016.[10]

Partnership with KoletoEdit

2016–17 seasonEdit

Komatsubara teamed up with Timothy Koleto following a tryout in Milan in April 2016.[2] They decided to train together in Milan under Barbara Fusar-Poli.[9] They received the bronze medal at the 2016–17 Japan Championships in December 2016.

2017–18 seasonEdit

Making their international debut for Japan, Komatsubara/Koleto placed 8th at the CS Lombardia Trophy in September 2017. They finished 10th at their only Grand Prix assignment, 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 in late January. In early February, they placed 4th at the 2018 Toruń Cup.

2018–19 seasonEdit

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.[11] 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 eighth at the 2018 NHK Trophy and eighth at the 2018 Rostelecom Cup.

Following the Rostelecom Cup, the team moved to train in Japan (coached by Rie Arikawa) in order for Koleto to meet a residency requirement for a future citizenship application.[4] They won their first ice dance title at the 2018-19 Japan Championships in December 2018. They placed ninth at the 2019 Four Continents Championships after placing ninth in both segments. Komatsubara/Koleto represented Japan at their first World Championships, held in Saitama, where they placed twenty-first in the rhythm dance, missing the free dance by one ordinal.

To conclude the season, they participated in the 2019 World Team Trophy as part of Team Japan, which won the silver medal, though Komatsubara/Koleto placed sixth of sixth competitors in each of their segments. Komatsubara served as the Japanese team captain.[12]

2019–20 seasonEdit

Initially scheduled to begin the season at the 2019 CS Autumn Classic International, Komatsubara/Koleto withdrew early in the preseason, as a result of Komatsubara having sustained multiple concussions that necessitated time away from training.[13] They later made their season debut at a different Challenger, the 2019 CS Asian Open, where they finished ninth.[14] On the Grand Prix, they were tenth out of ten teams at the 2019 Cup of China, and then withdrew from the 2019 NHK Trophy.

Returning to competition at the 2019–20 Japan Championships, they won their second consecutive national title.[15][16]

ProgramsEdit

With KoletoEdit

Season Rhythm dance Free dance
2019–2020
[17]
2018–2019
[18]
  • 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 FabbriEdit

Season Short dance Free dance
2015–2016
[6]
2014–2015
[19]
  • Dancers of the Night
    by Guido Luciani
  • Paso Nr. 6
    performed by André Rieu

With MizutaniEdit

Season Short dance Free dance
2010–2011
[7]
  • Waltz: Song of the Spirits

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Koleto for JapanEdit

International[20]
Event 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Worlds 21st
Four Continents 10th 9th
GP Cup of China 10th
GP NHK Trophy 10th 8th WD
GP Rostelecom Cup 8th
CS Asian Open 3rd 9th
CS Autumn Classic WD
CS Lombardia Trophy 8th
CS U.S. Classic 3rd
Toruń Cup 4th
Japan Champ. 3rd 2nd 1st 1st
Team events
World Team Trophy 2nd T
6th P

With Fabbri for ItalyEdit

International[22]
Event 14–15 15–16
European Champ. 23rd 21st
CS Denkova-Staviski Cup 4th
CS Ice Challenge 5th 2nd
CS Nepela Trophy 6th
Bavarian Open 1st
Lombardia Trophy 3rd
Santa Claus Cup 3rd 2nd
National[22]
Italian Champ. 3rd 3rd

With Tsuji for JapanEdit

National
Event 11–12 12–13
Japan Championships 4th
Japan Junior Champ. 1st

With Mizutani for JapanEdit

International[23]
Event 09–10 10–11
World Junior Champ. 14th PR
JGP Germany 15th
JGP Japan 11th
Bavarian Open 5th J
National[24]
Japan Junior Champ. 1st 1st
J = Junior level; PR = Preliminary round

Detailed resultsEdit

Senior resultsEdit

With Koleto for JapanEdit

2019–20 season
Date Event SD FD Total
March 16 – 22, 2020 2020 World Championships


February 4 – 9, 2020 2020 Four Continents Championships


December 18–22, 2019 2019–20 Japan Figure Skating Championships 1
63.79
1
99.52
1
163.31
September 12–14, 2019 2019 Autumn Classic International WD WD -
2018–19 season
Date Event RD FD Total
April 11–14, 2019 2019 World Team Trophy 6
60.93
6
99.31
2T/6P
160.24
March 18-24, 2019 2019 World Championships 21
60.98
- 21
60.98
February 7-10, 2019 2019 Four Continents Championships 9
54.94
9
94.20
9
149.14
December 20-24, 2018 2019 Japanese Nationals 1
52.21
1
100.39
1
152.60
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
Jan. 30–Feb. 4, 2018 2018 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 Fabbri for ItalyEdit

2015–16 season
Date Event SD FD Total
January 25–31, 2016 2016 European Championships 21

49.56

DNQ 21

49.56

December 16–19, 2015 2016 Italian Championships 3

56.50

3

87.84

3

144.34

Nov. 28–Dec. 4, 2015 2015 Santa Claus Cup 3

54.32

2

88.23

2

142.55

October 20–25, 2015 2015 CS Denkova-Staviski Cup 5

48.14

4

82.74

4

245.95

October 27–31, 2015 2015 CS Ice Challenge 2

51.76

3

74.90

2

126.66

September 17–20, 2015 2015 Lombardia Trophy 3

47.05

3

76.83

3

123.88

2014–15 season
Date Event SD FD Total
February 11–15, 2015 2015 Bavarian Open 1 1 1

142.38

Jan. 26–February 1, 2015 2015 European Championships 23

42.83

DNQ 23

42.83

December 20–21, 2014 2015 Italian Championships 3

59.75

4

80.68

3

140.43

December 1–7, 2014 2014 Santa Claus Cup 3

51.60

3

77.77

3

129.37

November 11–16, 2014 2014 CS Ice Challenge 4

50.16

6

76.98

5

127.14

October 1–5, 2014 2014 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 6

42.98

5

65.50

6

108.48

With Tsuji for JapanEdit

2012–13 season
Date Event SD FD Total
December 20–24, 2012 2012 Japanese Championships 4

34.27

3

57.90

4

92.17

Junior resultsEdit

With Tsuji for JapanEdit

2011–12 season
Date Event SD FD Total
November 25–27, 2011 2011 Japanese Junior Championships 1

33.04

1

40.86

1

73.92

With Mizutani for JapanEdit

2010–11 season
Date Event PR SD FD Total
Feb. 28–March. 6, 2011 2011 World Junior Championships 14

48.87

DNQ DNQ 28
February 9–13, 2011 2011 Bavarian Open 8

36.16

5

59.31

5

95.47

November 26–28, 2010 2010 Japanese Junior Championships 1

42.02

1

61.85

1

103.87

November 10–12, 2017 2010 SBC Cup 11

35.86

11

53.18

11

89.04

September 14–17, 2017 2010 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter 11

38.16

16

51.56

15

89.72

2009–10 season
Date Event CD OD FD Total
November 21–23, 2009 2009 Japanese Junior Championships 1

23.49

1

37.50

1

61.61

1

122.60

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c Calder, Anne (July 7, 2017). "#TeamKoKo: A Journey to Love". ice-dance.com.
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