Yuna Shiraiwa

Yuna Shiraiwa (白岩 優奈, Shiraiwa Yūna, born November 26, 2001) is a Japanese figure skater. She is the 2018 CS Asian Open silver medalist, the 2017 Asian Trophy silver medalist, and the 2018 Coupe du Printemps bronze medalist. Earlier in her career, she won gold medals at two ISU Junior Grand Prix events and finished within the top five at three World Junior Championships (2016, 2017, 2019).

Yuna Shiraiwa
Photos – Junior World Championships 2016 – Ladies (Yuna SHIRAIWA JPN – 4th Place) 20.jpg
Shiraiwa in 2016
Personal information
Native name白岩 優奈
Country represented Japan
Born (2001-11-26) November 26, 2001 (age 18)
Kyoto, Japan
Height1.51 m (4 ft 11 12 in)
CoachMie Hamada, Yamato Tamura, Haruko Okamoto , Cathy Reed
ChoreographerStéphane Lambiel, Benoît Richaud, Cathy Reed
Former choreographerTom Dickson, Jeffrey Buttle
Skating clubKansai University KFSC
Former skating clubKyoto Daigo FSC
Training locationsTakatsuki, Osaka
Began skating2007
ISU personal best scores
Combined total191.46
2018 Grand Prix Finland
Short program63.77
2018 Grand Prix Finland
Free skate127.69
2018 Grand Prix Finland

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Shiraiwa began skating in 2006, after being inspired by Shizuka Arakawa's 2006 Olympic victory.[1][2] Mie Hamada became her coach when Shiraiwa was six years old.[3]

She competed at the 2014–15 Japan Junior Championships but did not qualify for the free skate, having ranked 27th in the short program.

2015–2016 seasonEdit

Shiraiwa debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) circuit during the 2015–16 season. At her first JGP assignment, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she placed fifth in the short program and first in the free skate, winning the gold medal by a margin of 8.06 points ahead of silver medalist Marin Honda. Ranked third in the short and first in the free, she outscored Russia's Alisa Fedichkina by 0.42 for gold at the JGP in Logroño, Spain. Shiraiwa's results qualified her for the JGP Final in Barcelona.

In November, Shiraiwa won the silver medal at the 2015-16 Japanese Junior Championships behind Wakaba Higuchi. A month later, at the JGP Final, Shiraiwa finished 5th. Making her debut at the Japan Championships on the senior level, she placed 5th, and was named as a member of the Youth Olympic and the Junior World teams.

ProgramsEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2019–2020
[4][5][6]
2018–2019
[7][5][6]
2017–2018
[8][5][6]
2016–2017
[9][10]

2015–2016
[1]
2014–2015

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[11]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
GP Finland 4th
GP France 6th 9th
GP NHK Trophy 8th
GP Rostelecom 5th 10th
CS Finlandia 7th
CS Asian Open 2nd
CS U.S. Classic 5th WD
Asian Open 2nd
Coupe Printemps 3rd
International: Junior[11]
Junior Worlds 4th 5th 5th
Youth Olympics 4th
JGP Final 5th
JGP Germany 2nd
JGP Russia 4th
JGP Spain 1st
JGP U.S. 1st
Bavarian Open 1st
International: Advanced novice
Bavarian Open 2nd
National[12][13]
Japan 5th 6th 9th 9th WD
Japan Junior 27th 2nd 2nd
Japan Novice 3rd B 5th A 4th A
Team events
Youth Olympics 5th T
1st P
N = Advanced novice level; TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed resultsEdit

2019–20 season
Date Event SP FS Total
15–17 November 2019 2019 Rostelecom Cup 7
60.57
10
109.46
10
170.03
1–3 November 2019 2019 Internationaux de France 7
63.12
10
98.59
9
161.71
2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total
20–24 December 2018 2018–19 Japan Championships 12
59.99
9
123.17
9
183.16
16–18 November 2018 2018 Rostelecom Cup 5
60.35
4
120.58
5
180.93
2–4 November 2018 2018 Grand Prix Finland 2
63.77
5
127.69
4
191.46
12–16 September 2018 2018 CS U.S. International Classic 6
55.35
4
115.39
5
170.74
1–5 August 2018 2018 CS Asian Open Trophy 4
54.47
1
118.54
2
173.01
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
16–18 March 2018 2018 Coupe du Printemps 3
65.67
3
116.12
3
181.79
21–24 December 2017 2017–18 Japan Championships 8
63.33
7
128.36
9
191.69
17–19 November 2017 2017 Internationaux de France 3
66.05
6
127.13
6
193.18
10–12 November 2017 2017 NHK Trophy 8
57.34
8
114.60
8
171.94
6–8 October 2017 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 8
52.98
6
119.27
7
172.25
2–5 August 2017 2017 Asian Open Trophy 2
62.03
2
102.33
2
164.36

Junior levelEdit

2018–19 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
4–10 March 2019 2019 World Junior Championships Junior 6
62.08
4
123.38
5
185.46
5–10 February 2019 2019 Bavarian Open Junior 1
67.26
1
121.19
1
188.45
2016–17 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
15–19 March 2017 2017 World Junior Championships Junior 5
62.96
5
111.42
5
174.38
22–25 December 2016 2016–17 Japan Championships Senior 17
54.30
3
131.07
6
185.37
18–20 November 2016 2016–17 Japanese Junior Championships Junior 3
59.16
1
125.97
2
185.13
5–9 October 2016 2016 JGP Germany Junior 6
54.60
2
122.06
2
176.66
14–18 September 2016 2016 JGP Russia Junior 3
59.02
4
110.65
4
169.67
2015–16 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
14–20 March 2016 2016 World Junior Championships Junior 8
56.23
5
115.36
4
171.59
12–21 February 2016 2016 Youth Olympic Games Junior 1
60.87
5
105.79
4
166.66
24–27 December 2015 2015–16 Japan Championships Senior 6
61.92
5
124.41
5
186.33
10–13 December 2015 2015−16 JGP Final Junior 5
60.68
5
113.14
5
173.82
21–23 November 2015 2015–16 Japanese Junior Championships Junior 2
62.77
2
121.39
2
184.16
30 September–4 October 2015 2015 JGP Spain Junior 3
62.51
1
124.29
1
186.80
2–5 September 2015 2015 JGP United States Junior 5
56.26
1
108.24
1
164.50
2014–15 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
11–15 February 2015 2014 Bavarian Open Novice 2
39.03
2
70.43
2
109.46
22–24 November 2014 2014–15 Japanese Junior Championships Junior 27
40.07
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Yuna SHIRAIWA: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "14歳白岩優奈 世界ジュニア大輪の予感". Mainichi Shimbun. December 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Gallagher, Jack (December 5, 2017). "Yuna Shiraiwa impresses in first season as a senior". The Japan Times.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference ISU-1920 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ a b c "15歳・白岩優奈、新プログラムを披露「静かな曲で演技したいと思った". Yahoo! Japan (in Japanese). デイリースポーツ online. July 2, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c フィギュアスケートTV! (Television production) (in Japanese). Japan: BS Fuji. July 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "Yuna SHIRAIWA: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 27, 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  8. ^ "Yuna SHIRAIWA: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "Yuna SHIRAIWA: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 20, 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  10. ^ "フィギュアスケート 今季期待のジュニア女子選手【中編】". Walkerplus (in Japanese). September 9, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Competition Results: Yuna SHIRAIWA". International Skating Union.
  12. ^ "白岩 優奈 / SHIRAIWA Yuna". Japan Skating Federation. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015.
  13. ^ "Yuna Shiraiwa". Stats on Ice. Retrieved October 17, 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Yuna Shiraiwa at Wikimedia Commons