Takahiko Kozuka facts for kids
Kozuka at the 2008 Skate America
|Born||February 27, 1989
|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
|ISU personal best scores|
2012-13 Grand Prix Final
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.
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.
- SP Exodus
- FS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso(Saint-Saëns's)
- SP Inner Urge
- FS Fantasia for NAUSICAA
- SP Soul Man Medley
- FS Piano Concerto No. 1 (Liszt)
- SP Bold as Love(Jimi Hendrix)
- FS GUITAR CONCERTO(Michael Kamen)
- SP Take Five
- FS Romeo and Juliet (Nino Rota)
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.
Images for kids
Kozuka performing his exhibition gala to Stayin' Alive at the 2007 Cup of Russia.
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