|Yuma Kagiyama Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||May 5, 2003|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Yuma Kagiyama is a Japanese figure skater who has won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2021 GP (Grand Prix) Internationaux de France, the 2021 GP Gran Premio d’Italia, the 2020 NHK Trophy, and the 2021 CS (Challenger Series) Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy. He has claimed the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2019 International Challenge Cup, the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships, and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. He had stood 3rd at the 2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. In team events, representing Japan, he had won the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. In team events, representing Mixed-NOCs (teams consisting of athletes representing different National Olympic Committees), he had won the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2020 Lausanne Winter Youth Olympics. At the international-junior level, he had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2020 Lausanne Winter Youth Olympics, the 2019 ISU (International Skating Union) Junior Grand Prix (JGP) in France, and the 2021 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy. He had also claimed the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2020 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, the 2018 ISU JGP in Armenia, and the 2019 ISU JGP in Poland.
Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kantō, Honshu, Japan
Yuma had attended the Seisa Kokusai High School in Yokohama.
- Father – Masakazu Kagiyama (Figure Skating Coach, Former Figure Skater, ‘Bronze’ Medalist at the 1989 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, 3-Time Winner at the Japan Figure Skating Championships (1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93))
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Japanese descent.
- Toned physique
- Diminutive frame
- Slightly overgrown, center-parted hair
- Clean-shaven look
Yuma Kagiyama Favorite Things
- Role Models/Inspirations – Yuzuru Hanyu, Nathan Chen, Shoma Uno, Mao Asada, Patrick Chan
- Cartoon Character – Snoopy
- Colors – Black, White, Blue
Source – Olympics
Yuma Kagiyama Facts
- He had started skating at the age of 5 and has mostly been coached by his father Masakazu Kagiyama, a former international-level figure skater who had stood 13th at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics and 12th at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
- At the national level, Yuma has won the ‘Bronze’ medal at the Japan Figure Skating Championships for 3 years in a row (2019–20, 2020–21, and 2021–22). He had also clinched the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2019–20 Japan Junior Figure Skating Championships.
- At the 2019 ISU JGP in France, he had set the junior-level men’s record in the ‘combined’ score category (234.87 points). He had bettered that record (245.35 points) at the 2019 ISU JGP in Poland but it was later surpassed by Daniil Samsonov at the same event.
- Also at the 2019 ISU JGP in France, his quadruple toe loop in the ‘free skate’ portion of the event had set the junior record for the highest valued single jump. It was later surpassed by Daniel Grassl’s quadruple lutz at 2019 JGP Italy.
- At the 2019 ISU JGP in Poland, he had set the junior-level men’s record in the ‘free skating’ score category (160.63 points). This record too was surpassed by Daniil Samsonov at the same event.
- A habit/ritual that he follows is that he always puts on his left skate first.
- His hobbies/interests include gaming, listening to music, photography, and exercising.
Featured Image by Yuma Kagiyama / Instagram