James Bond in action: Rio Nakata (JPN)

Birthday: 8 September 2008
Hometown: Chiba
Coaches: Makoto Nakata, Kensuke Nakaniwa
Choreographers: Eiji Iwamoto, Kenji Miyamoto
Music: God Particle by Hans Zimmer, 180 Bpm by Hans Zimmer (SP); James Bond Selection (FS)
Instagram: rionakata0908

He made it to the Junior Final as the youngest competitor in the Junior Men’s category and he skated off with gold: Rio Nakata went to the top in his second Junior Grand Prix season and now has become a strong contender for the Junior World Championships.

The Youth Olympic Games didn’t go his way and Rio is eager to make up for that in Taipei. Watch out for his strongest weapon, the quadruple toeloop and his reaction when he lands it. Rio’s mother is from Great Britain, where he was born and his father Makoto is part of his coaching team.


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