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Kaori Sakamoto

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Native name  坂本花織
Country represented  Japan

Height  1.54 m (5 ft ⁄2 in)
Name  Kaori Sakamoto
Kaori Sakamoto

Born  April 9, 2000 (age 15) (2000-04-09) Kobe, Japan
Coach  Sonoko Nakano, Mitsuko Graham
Choreographer  Masahiro Kawagoe, Massimo Scali
Former choreographer  Sonoko Nakano, Yukina Ota

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Kaori Sakamoto (born April 9, 2000) is a Japanese figure skater. She is the 2017 World Junior bronze medalist, 2016 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, 2016 JGP Yokohama champion, and 2017 Japan junior national champion.


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Kaori Sakamoto Sakamoto dazzles during short program at Yokohama Junior Grand Prix

Sakamoto won the gold medal at the 2012–13 Japan Novice Championships and placed 9th at the Japan Junior Championships that same year.

2013–14 season

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During the 2013–14 season, Sakamoto debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) circuit, placing 6th in Ostrava, Czech Republic. She finished 8th at the Japan Junior Championships.

2014–15 season

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Sakamoto started her season by finishing 7th at her JGP event in Aichi, Japan. She went on to win the Japanese national silver medal on the junior level before placing 6th on the senior level at the 2014–15 Japan Championships. Those results gave her a spot to compete at the 2015 World Junior Championships, where she placed 6th.

2015–16 season

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Sakamoto began her season by winning the silver medal at her JGP event in Riga, Latvia, and finishing 4th at her JGP event in Toruń, Poland. Due to a stress fracture in her right shinbone, she stayed off the ice in October and resumed skating without jumps in November. At the Japanese Championships, she placed 5th competing in the junior event and 13th on the senior level.

2016–17 season

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Sakamoto received medals at both of her 2016–17 JGP assignments – silver in France and gold in Japan – and then won the Japanese junior title. In December, she took the bronze medal at the JPG Final in Marseille, France, and placed 7th competing on the senior level at the Japan Championships. She was assigned to replace the injured Satoko Miyahara at the 2017 Asian Winter Games but withdrew due to the flu.

Competitive highlights

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

Detailed results

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.


Kaori Sakamoto Wikipedia