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Yuma Kagiyama Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Education, Biography

Yuma Kagiyama Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 57 kg
Date of Birth May 5, 2003
Zodiac Sign Taurus
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 2024 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 2024 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.

Born Name

Yuma Kagiyama

Nick Name

Yuma

Yuma Kagiyama as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2018
Yuma Kagiyama as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2018 (Yuma Kagiyama / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Residence

Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kantō, Honshu, Japan

Nationality

Japanese

 

Education

Yuma had attended the Seisa Kokusai High School in Yokohama.

Occupation

Figure Skater

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Yuma Kagiyama as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021
Yuma Kagiyama as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021 (Yuma Kagiyama / Instagram)

Family

  • 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))

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

Weight

57 kg or 125.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Japanese descent.

Yuma Kagiyama as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020
Yuma Kagiyama as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020 (Yuma Kagiyama / Instagram)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Diminutive frame
  • Slightly overgrown, center-parted hair
  • Clean-shaven look

Yuma Kagiyama Favorite Things

SourceOlympics

Yuma Kagiyama as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2018
Yuma Kagiyama as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2018 (Yuma Kagiyama / Instagram)

Yuma Kagiyama Facts

  1. Yuma 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A habit/ritual that he follows is that he always puts on his left skate first.
  7. His hobbies/interests include gaming, listening to music, photography, and exercising.
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Featured Image by Yuma Kagiyama / Instagram

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