|Marin Honda Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||August 21, 2001|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Marin Honda is a Japanese figure skater who has won the CS U.S. Classic championship (2017), finished 2nd at the Bavarian Open (2020), and stood 3rd in the 2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. She had made her professional senior debut in 2017 after making waves at the junior circuit where she had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2016 World Junior Championships, the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2017 World Junior Championships, and the ‘Bronze’ medal at the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) Final in the 2015-16 season. She had also won the ISU JGP Croatia (2015) and the Asian Open Junior Figure Skating Trophy (2016); and finished 2nd at the 2016 ISU JGP Japan, the 2016 ISU JGP Slovenia, the 2015 ISU JGP US, and the 2015 Asian Open Junior Figure Skating Trophy. At the team level, she had clinched the ‘Silver’ medal for ‘Team Japan’ at the 2017 Japan Open in the combined men’s and women’s leaderboard.
Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Marin had studied at the Kansai University Middle School in Osaka. After her high school graduation, she had joined the Meiji University in Tokyo in 2020 to pursue courses in political science and economics.
- Father – Ryoichi Honda
- Siblings – Taichi Honda (Older Brother) (Figure Skater), Maho Honda (Older Sister), Miyu Honda (Younger Sister) (Figure Skater, Actress), Sara Honda (Younger Sister) (Figure Skater, Actress)
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
45 kg or 99 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Affable smile
- Long, straight hair
- Gleaming face
Marin Honda Facts
- Marin began to learn figure skating in 2003, at the age of just 2, getting inspired by her older brother Taichi who is also a competitive figure skater.
- She began participating competitively from the 2011-12 season and earned a podium finish at the Japanese Novice Championships for 4 successive events – 2nd (2011-12), 1st (2012-13), 3rd (2013-14), and 2nd (2014-15).
- She suffers from hallux valgus which is a deformity of the joint that connects the big toe to the foot. This has often prevented her from executing the Lutz and flip to perfection.
- At the 2016 ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) Japan (Yokohama), her debut appearance at the event, she had secured 1st place in the free skate program and finished 2nd overall. Her score of 128.64 points in the free program was the then world record for junior-level ladies. It, however, did not last even as long as a month. Set on September 11, 2016, it was broken on October 8, 2016, by Anastasiia Gubanova at the 2016 JGP Germany.
- In 2019, she was involved in a car crash with fellow Japanese skater Keiji Tanaka but escaped with injuries to her right shin and forehead. The duo was commuting back from the venue of the 2019 Skate Canada International after a practice session when the incident occurred. Marin was not even due to participate at the event and was only added to the roster after the withdrawal of Mai Mihara. Despite being hampered by the support brace that she was wearing due to the injuries, she decided to compete and finished a creditable 6th overall.
Featured Image by Marin Honda / Instagram