Pairs
Date of birth: 17.12.2001
Riku MIURA
Place of birth: Takarazuka, Hyogo
Height: 146 cm
JPN
Home town: Oakville CAN
Profession: university student
Hobbies: collecting cosmetics & perfume
Start sk. / Club: 2006 / Kinoshita Group
Internet / Social Media contact: Instagram: riku9111
Twitter: miurariku1217
Internet / Social Media contact (Couple):  
Former Partners: Shoya ICHIHASHI
Date of birth: 22.08.1992
Ryuichi KIHARA
Place of birth: Tokai City
Height: 174 cm
JPN
Home town: Oakville CAN
Profession: full time athlete
Hobbies: baseball, soccer
Start sk. / Club: 1996 / Kinoshita Group
Internet / Social Media contact: Instagram: kihara_ryuichi
Twitter: ryuichi_kihara
Internet / Social Media contact (Couple):  
Former Partners: Miu SUZAKI, Narumi TAKAHASHI
Coach: Bruno Marcotte, Meagan Duhamel, Brian Shales
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte
Former Coach: Jason Dungjen, Yuka Sato
Practice low season: 13 h/week Oakville, Canada 
Practice high season: 13 h/week Oakville, Canada 
Music Short Program as of season 2023/2024
Dare You to Move from The String Quartet tribute to Switchfoot by Jon Foreman
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2023/2024
Une chance qu'on s'a by Celine Dion, Jean-Pierre Ferland
Amour infini by Karl Hugo
Personal Best Total Score 224.16 15.04.2023 ISU World Team Trophy 2023
Personal Best Score Short Program 80.72 22.03.2023 ISU World Championships 2023
Personal Best Score Free Skating 143.69 15.04.2023 ISU World Team Trophy 2023
Season Best Total Score 190.77 03.02.2024 ISU Four Continents Championships 2024
Season Best Score Short Program 65.61 01.02.2024 ISU Four Continents Championships 2024
Season Best Score Free Skating 128.92 15.09.2023 ISU CS Autumn Classic 2023
                                                      
16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21 21/22 22/23 23/24
Olympic Games   21(2)        7     
World Champ.   24(2)      10  2  1   
European Champ.                
Four Continents 13(2)  10(1)/8(2)    8      1  2 
World Juniors 13(1)  10(1)  14(1)           
National Champ. 1.J(1)/2.S(2)  3.S(1),1.J(1)/1.S(2)  1.S(2)  1.S         
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
(1): Riku MIURA / Shoya ICHIHASHI (JPN), (2): Miu SUZAKI / Ryuichi KIHARA (JPN)
International Competition Year Place International Competition Year Place
ISU GP NHK Trophy 2019, Sapporo 2019 5. ISU GP Skate Canada International 2022, Mississauga, ON 2022 1.
ISU CS Autumn Classic International 2021, Pierrefonds Montreal, QC 2021 1. ISU GP NHK Trophy 2022, Sapporo 2022 1.
ISU GP Guaranteed Rate Skate America 2021, Las Vegas 2021 2. ISU Grand Prix Final 2022/23, Torino 2022 1.
ISU GP NHK Trophy 2021, Tokyo 2021 3. ISU CS Autumn Classic 2023, Montreal 2023 2.
Miura/Kihara teamed up in 2019 and are the first Japanese Pair Skaters to win the ISU World title, the ISU Four Continents title (both in 2023) and the ISU Grand Prix Final title (in 2022). They were the first Japanese Pair in ten years to win medals at the ISU World Championships (silver in 2022) and Grand Prix (silver and bronze in 2021). Kihara is a three-time Olympian (2022 with Miura, 2018 with Miu Suzaki and 2014 with Narumi Takahashi).
The couple missed most of the first half of the 2023/24 season as Miura recovered from a back injury. Coach Meagan Duhamel is the 2015 and 2016 World Pairs Champion (with Eric Radford), representing Canada.
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