Daisuke Takahashi: “I will retire from ice dance when I stop dancing.”

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Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi about ice dance. 

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Japan’s figure skating world has never been so passionate about ice dance. The reason for this is, of course, the brilliance of the “Kanadai” team. 

2010 Vancouver Olympics medalist Daisuke Takahashi covered the moment when he won the bronze medal for the first time in the history of Japanese men’s single skating. It’s been 12 years since then. After his retirement and comeback, he is now a true ice dancer.

At the end of the interview, I jokingly asked him how long he planned to stay active. Here is the answer.

“I will retire from ice dance when I stop dancing (laughs). But I want to continue as a performer for the rest of my life. I want to keep going, so when I’m done dancing, I’ll start practicing jumps again. I want to be able to do both dance and singles.”

Takahashi’s partner, Kana Muramoto, has also returned to the world of ice dance after a two-season break. 

“I don’t think there is anyone I enjoy skating with more than Dai-chan. There is no partner better than Dai-chan. Not just skating, but also as a human. Dai-chan, I’m sorry if I made you feel pressured (laughs).”

Takahashi smiles embarrassedly, “Not at all.” 

! Please take into account that interview was translated via machine translation so it may not be completely accurate or conveying all the details and nuances. !


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