Women
Date of birth: 21.07.2002
Rika KIHIRA
Place of birth: Nishinomiya
Height: 155 cm
JPN
Home town: Champéry
Profession: high school student
Hobbies: dance
Start sk. / Club: 2007 / Toyota Motor Corporation
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Coach: Stéphane Lambiel, Mie Hamada
Choreographer: Benoit Richaud, Stéphane Lambiel
Practice low season: 20 h/week Champéry/SUI
Practice high season: 18 h/week Champéry/SUI
Music Short Program as of season 2020/2021
The Fire Within by Jennifer Thomas
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2020/2021
International Angel of Peace:
O Virtus Sapientae by Hildgard of Bingen performed by Maya Beiser
Beirut Taxi (from “Syriana” soundtrack) by Alexandre Desplat
Wings of the Eagle by Uttara-Kuru
Caravan on the Move (from “Caravans”) by Mike Batt
Mother Tongue by Dead Can Dance
Sacred Stones by Sheila Chandra
In A Moment of Greatness by Larry Groupé
Personal Best Total Score 233.12 08.12.2018 ISU Grand Prix Final 2018/2019
Personal Best Score Short Program 83.97 11.04.2019 ISU World Team Trophy 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating 154.72 10.11.2018 ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21 21/22
Olympic Games                
World Championship         4    7   
European Championship                
Four Continents         1  1     
World Juniors       8         
National Championship   11.J  11.J  3.S, 1.J  2.S  1.S  1.S   
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International Competition Year Place International Competition Year Place
ISU GP Internationaux de France 2018, Grenoble 2018 1. ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019, Kelowna, BC 2019 2.
ISU Grand Prix Final 2018/2019, Vancouver 2018 1. ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019, Sapporo 2019 2.
Challenge Cup 2019, Den Haag 2019 1. ISU Grand Prix Final 2019/2020, Torino 2019 4.
ISU CS Autumn Classic International 2019, Oakville 2019 1. Challenge Cup 2020, Den Haag 2020 1.
Kihira has landed the quad Salchow and triple Axels in competition and is the first woman to land a triple Axel-triple toeloop combination in competition (at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in December 2017). Coach Stephane Lambiel is the 2005 and 2006 World Champion and 2006 Olympic silver medalist, representing Switzerland.
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