Former World Champion Daisuke Takahashi plans to retire after the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in 2014. He has earned a name for himself with his style and grace across the ice. He became very popular with audiences as they are able to draw people in to his artistic skating abilities. Takahashi became the first man from Asia to have won a World Championship in 2010. At 26 years old, Takahashi plans to compete in his last competition in 2014 where he will be 27.
Takahashi aims to capture another World Championship title in London, Ontario from March 10-17th. He has made a wonderful career out of figure skating by winning many competitions. At the Vancouver Games in 2010, Takahashi managed to come in third, winning the bronze medal. He came in second at the Worlds two different times in 2007 and 2012. Takahashi placed third in the Worlds Championships in 2011.
Overall, Daisuke Takahashi has managed to effect men’s figure skating with his artistic ability along with his amazing quadruple jumps. He has placed two to three of them in his long program to compete with in his last Olympic appearance.