Daisuke Takahashi

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke Takahashi

Short Profile 

Daesuko Takahashi at Art on Ice 2015

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke Takahashi is a Japanese World Champion and European Winter Olympic Bronze medallist figure skater.

Daisuke Takahashi © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © Geoff Pegler

In 2015 he performed for the first time in Switzerland at Art On Ice. He received a rapturous reception and wowed the audience with his great performances.

 Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke Takahashi

Enormously popular in Japan, Daisuke’s fans followed him to Switzerland to see him take part at Art On Ice 2015.

Daisuke Takahashi

 Photo © Geoff Pegler

Born on 16th March 1986, he was the first Japanese athlete to win an Olympic medal for figure skating. He won the medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Daisuke Takahashi

 Photo © Geoff Pegler

He was also the first Japanese athlete to win the World championship in the same year.

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Speaking to him briefly after his first performance at Art On Ice he said he was happy to be appearing at the show in Zurich. He explained that he had been a little nervous before his first performance but was happy to be in Switzerland.

Daisuke Takahashi

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © Geoff Pegler

At the after-party following his first performance on Thursday 5th February we had a brief chat with him. He came across as extremely friendly and approachable and posed for the two photos below.

Daisuke Takahashi

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Daisuke Takahashi

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We were enthralled by his wonderful performances at Art On Ice this year. We wish Daisuke all the best for the future.

This is a short video clip of him performing on the opening night at Art on Ice Zurich 2015:

The following photos are from his final performance at the Art On Ice show in Zurich on Sunday 8th February 2015.

Daisuke Takahashi © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke Takahashi © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke Takahashi Photo © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke Takahashi Photo © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke Takahashi © Geoff PeglerPhoto © Geoff Pegler

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © Geoff Pegler


Daisuke Takahashi © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Some of you have asked if we have any additional photos to add to this post. The good news is we have found an extra five photos. Please see below:

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © NewInZurich

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © NewInZurich

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © NewInZurich

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © NewInZurich

Daisuke Takahashi

Photo © NewInZurich

To read our article on Art On Ice Celebrating 20 years please click here.

Please check our Art On Ice Pinterest Board for more photos of Daisuke and the other skaters at Art On Ice 2015 here.

Update

At the Art On Ice press conference in Zurich in September 2015 the line up for the Art On Ice performances for 2016 were announced. Sadly Daisuke is not available to attend as he is studying in English in the United States.  His followers and fans will greatly miss him for the 2016 performances of Art On Ice – but let’s hope he will be back again in 2017 to wow us all!

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