Daisuke Takahashi will be featured next week on CNN's Human to Hero
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Human to Hero next meets Daisuke Takahashi, a figure skater from Japan.
The 27-year-old wanted to be a gymnast as a child, but there was an ice rink near his home -- and he has gone on to become Asia's first male world champion.
Takahashi says he loves to perform for an audience and is hoping to improve on his 2010 Olympic bronze at Sochi 2014
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