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Takahiko Kozuka
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Kozuka at the 2008 Skate America
Personal information
Country represented Japan
Born February 27, 1989 (1989-02-27) (age 31)
Nagoya, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Former coach Nobuo Sato, Yuka Sato, Jason Dungjen, Tsuguhiko Kozuka, Kumiko Sato
Former choreographer Kenji Miyamoto, Lori Nichol, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Marina Zueva, Yuka Sato, Kurt Browning, David Wilson, Fedor Andreev
Skating club Toyota Motor Corporation SC
Former training locations Toyota, Aichi
Detroit
Yokohama
Began skating 1992
Retired March 2016
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 258.41
2011 Worlds
Short program 86.39
2012-13 Grand Prix Final
Free skate 180.79
2011 Worlds

Takahiko Kozuka (小塚 崇彦 Kozuka Takahiko, born February 27, 1989) is a Japanese figure skater. He is the 2011 World silver medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final medalist, a two-time Four Continents medalist, and the 2010–11 Japanese national champion. He is also the 2006 World Junior champion and the 2005–06 JGP Final champion.

Personal life

Kozuka was born in Nagoya. His grandfather, father, mother and aunt were figure skater so he was called "thoroughbred". He studied sports education at Chukyo University. His coach is Nobuo Sato and Kumiko Sato. He has very good skating skills. He is in good terms with Mao Asada, Miki Ando, Daisuke Takahashi and so on. He likes karaoke and goes to karaoke with Mao Asada frequently. His favorite food is grilled meet.

Program

2012-2013

SP Exodus
FS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso(Saint-Saëns's)

2011-2012

SP Inner Urge
FS Fantasia for NAUSICAA

2010-2011

SP Soul Man Medley
FS Piano Concerto No. 1 (Liszt)

2009-2010

SP Bold as Love(Jimi Hendrix)
FS GUITAR CONCERTO(Michael Kamen)

2008-2009

SP Take Five
FS Romeo and Juliet (Nino Rota)

Career

In 2006, he won the gold medal at the Junior World Figure Skating Championships. He competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics and placed 8th. In 2011, he was the Japanese national champion. He won the silver medal (in 2008) and the bronze medal (in 2010) at Grand Prix Final. He won a silver medal at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships.

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