Daisuke Takahasbhi of Japan performs during an exhibition in the NHK Trophy, the last leg of the six-stage ISU figure skating Grand Prix series, in Rifu, northern Japan, on November 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA
Figure skater Daisuke Takahashi of Japan attends the Japan Fugire skating Mne's team press conference during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Main Press Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Figure skaters Daisuke Takahashi and Tatsuki Machida of Japan attend the Japan Fugire skating Mne's team press conference during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Main Press Center on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Ryuichi Kihara, Narumi Takahashi, Kanako Murakami, Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki, Yuzuru Hanyu, Tatsuki Machida, Daisuke Takahashi, Cathy Reed and Chris Reed of Japan pose for photo session after they were selected as Japanese representitive for the olympic games in Sochi after the All Japan Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena on December 23, 2013 in Saitama, Japan.
Gold medalist Evan Lysacek (C) of the United States poses with silver medalist Evgeni Plushenko (L) of Russia and bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan in the men's figure skating free skating on day 7 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at the Pacific Coliseum on February 18, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.