Interviews

Marina Zoueva: “If You See Daisuke Skate Once, You Will Never Forget It”

By Hiro Yoshida

Marina Zoueva needs no introduction. Choreographer and coach to Olympic champions and medallists, this is the third season which will see her guide one of Japan’s most iconic singles skaters on a new path in ice dance.

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James & Radford: Unfinished Business

By Hiro Yoshida

Less than a year after officially announcing they had teamed up, Vanessa James and Eric Radford landed on the World podium in Montpellier, France last month. The Canadians reflect on a season of highs and lows that ultimately brought them to that bronze medal.

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Nazarova and Nikitin: Ukrainian Display of Courage and Defiance on World Stage

By Hiro Yoshida with Seán Gillis

This interview will be translated into Japanese and published in the upcoming issue of Figure Skate Life magazine. With the permission of the magazine publisher, we have been authorised to release an English version online prior to the magazine’s release. Therefore, we prohibit any unauthorised copying or translation of this article. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

On 24 February, life changed completely for Oleksandra Nazarova and Makysm Nikitin when Russia invaded their home country. After escaping the heavily bombarded city of Kharkiv, the Ukrainian ice dancers delivered a powerful message through their performance at the World Championships in Montpellier, France.

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Komatsubara and Koleto: Forging Their Own Path

By Hiro Yoshida

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The road to the Beijing for Misato Komatsubara and Tim Koleto has had its fair share of twizzles and turns even since the Japanese ice dancers bagged an Olympic place for their nation at the World Championships in March 2021.

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Romain Haguenauer: Appreciating The Moment

By Hiro Yoshida

Six years on from his move to Montreal, Romain Haguenauer has become one of the key players behind an ice dance revolution that has changed the sport. With over two decades as an elite coach behind him, Haguenauer continues to see new possibilities ahead even during these uncertain times.

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