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She is the longest of long shots to make Japan’s team for the Pyeonchang Olympics, but in the long view her prospects are very bright.

Yuna Shiraiwa is just one of the talented skaters in the stable of coach Mie Hamada at the Kansai University rink. She is often overshadowed by her more prominent training partners in Satoko Miyahara, Marin Honda and Rika Kihira.

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