Nana Araki

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Nana Araki
Personal information
Native name荒木 菜那
Country representedJapan Japan
Born (2002-05-03) May 3, 2002 (age 17)
Higashiura, Japan
Home townHigashiura, Japan
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1 12 in)
CoachYuko Mona
ChoreographerMiki Ando, Kenji Miyamoto
Former choreographerCathy Reed
Skating clubChukyo High School SC
Former skating clubAshiyagakuen Ashiya
Training locationsNagoya
Began skating2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total176.14
2018 JGP Czech Rep.
Short program63.06
2018 JGP Armenia
Free skate116.30
2019 JGP France

Nana Araki (荒木 菜那 Araki Nana, born May 3, 2002) is a Japanese figure skater. She is the 2017 JGP Belarus silver medalist and a two-time national junior medalist.[1][2]

Early Life[edit]

Araki was born in Higashiura, Japan, on May 3, 2002. She began skating in 2008.[1]

Career[edit]

Araki won the silver medal in her Junior Grand Prix debut, at Minsk, Belarus, in September 2017. She was fourth at her second Junior Grand Prix event in Italy. Later that year, in November, she won the bronze medal at the Japan Junior National Championships behind Rika Kihira and Mako Yamashita. Due to her high placement, she was also able to compete at the senior National Championships, where she placed 13th. She ended her season with a gold medal at the Challenge Cup in March, 2018.

Araki started her 2018-19 season on the Junior Grand Prix in the Czech Republic, where she placed fifth. She repeated her placement at her second event in Armenia. In November 2018, at the Japan Junior National Championships, she was the silver medalist behind Yuhana Yokoi. She closed her season at the senior National Championships, where she placed 13th.

For the 2019-20 season, Araki got her short program choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto and her free skate choreographed by Miki Ando, a two-time world champion who Araki looks up to.[2] Araki debuted her programs at the Junior Grand Prix event in Courchavel, France, where she placed 4th.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–19
[1]
2017–18

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International: Junior[3]
Event 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
JGP Armenia 5th
JGP Belarus 2nd
JGP Czech Republic 5th
JGP France 4th
JGP Italy 4th
JGP Russia 4th
Int. Challenge Cup 1st J
National
Japanese Champ. 13th 13th
Japanese Junior Champ. 12th 3rd 2nd
TBD = Assigned

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography". www.isuresults.com. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  2. ^ a b Gallagher, Jack (2019-08-20). "Nana Araki looks for leap in crucial season". The Japan Times Online. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  3. ^ "Competition Results". www.isuresults.com. Retrieved 2019-04-19.