Yuzuru Hanyu Cheer Thread - (hopefully) Road to Sochi

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  1. galaxy

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    I think it's time to start this thread.
    Anyone who wants to cheer for him are all welcome, please post here! :cheer:

    News, articles, interviews, photos and videos are all appreciated.:)

    English article of JAPAN NEWS on Yuzuru Hanyu.
    "Turning circles: Yuzuru Hanyu hopes to ride quads to gold"
    http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000692041

    Interview with Tracy Wilson and Brian Orser, Toronto; Mark DeMontis
    You can see Hanyu on the ice and Japanese media.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00r5xTGH40o&feature=youtu.be

    Nam Nguyen's Instragram
    "Japanese T.V crew for Yuzuru Hanyu!!"
    http://instagram.com/p/fTHcV8IKVu/#

    Giapponesi a confronto: Yuzuru Hanyu per ora il migliore, ma la lotta è aperta
    http://www.neveitalia.it/sport/figu...pponesi-a-confronto-hanyu-per-ora-il-migliore
    Sorry, I don't understand Italian. About what of Hanyu is he writing?

    Although I haven't got a copy yet, I heard that according to "2013-2014 Season Guide " published by World Figure Skate, He made a TV CM with ANA during his stay in Sendai this September. (When he opened his practice to the public and more than 100 media people gathered at the rink.:eek:)
    That means we'll see his CM probably soon!!:rollin:

    I wish him the best of luck for this season!
    And I especially wish him health!
    (May his asthma be a good girl/boy and sit still and not bother him.)
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  2. mathil

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    :cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer:

    Rough translation :)
    Comparing Japanese men: Yuzuru Hanyu the best for now, but the challenge is open
    [...]
    Yuzuru HANYU - 180,93 (93,91|87,02)
    06/10/2013 - Finlandia Trophy
    His new free skate, choreographed by David Wilson to the tune of Nino Rota's "Romeo and Juliet", is a very ambitious program. His target is to complete two quadruple jumps (first salchow and then toeloop) and a total of eight triples, seven of which (including two triple axels) in the second part of the program. In Espoo, Hanyu almost managed to complete it all. His only problems were landing a triple axel putting his hand down, and a triple lutz with step-out. He also missed a triple toe in combination, and thus performed two quadruples and seven triples. If his health holds up, his target of reaching 100 points in TES (technical element score) truly appears to be in his reach, considering that with steps and spins all at level 4, his base score would start from almost 91 points in TES. Hanyu also seems to be the only japanese man able to follow Takahashi's lead in program components. His weapon over his fellow countrymen is having two different kinds of quadruple jumps, something that allows him to do eight triples and have a clear advantage in terms of TES points.

    (Author of this article is Massimiliano Ambesi, figure skating commentator for Eurosport Italy)
  3. spikydurian

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    All the best to Hanyu. Why 'hopefully', galaxy? I am sure he will make it to Sochi. The Federation doesn't send him overseas for training for nothing. They have identified the next skater to take over Daisuke. I think Hanyu will dominate the men's field after Sochi when the veterans retire. He's already at the top of the game.
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  4. mathil

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    Yeah, I think as well that there is only a slight chance that he won't be in Sochi, but he's not qualified yet :) so it wouldn't be fair to the other skaters to talk as if he were already. There is so much depth in Japan after all...

    As of now, considering JSF's criteria of selection, he could already qualify as third entry:
    However things go this season, considering his current world standing (#1) it is unlikely he will drop under Machida (#7), who is the third of the upper three in WS, by December.
    Not that this matters much, anyway.

    Some news: a short documentary feature that was aired yesterday in Japan, with video of Yuzuru training in Cricket Club in August and quotes from Orser and Wilson: here
    And photos from an interview to Yuzuru, Nam Nguyen and Javier Fernandez last summer during Fantasy on Ice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  5. The Accordion

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    Love Hanyu! :cheer: :cheer: He is one of quite a few men I would love to see medal at the Olympics!
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  6. galaxy

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    Many many thanks to mathil for the translation! :cheer:

    Thank you for the link. It is a great documentary. I enjoyed it. I like their detailed description of 4S and 4T, how they are different technically. It shows how difficult it is to do 2 kinds of quads as they require completely different techniques. I also enjoyed the part Wilson was giving him instructions on choreography of R&J and the part they were creating the final pose.

    Hanyu fans are lucky because we are expecting two more TV programs about him coming. One is coming today, and the other will be on next Sunday in NHK Sunday Sports although he is not assigned in NHK Trophy. Thank you, NHK!
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    Video from NHK Sunday Sports (Oct. 20)
    Glimpse of training to build up muscles and stamina: one-arm push-ups and skating with dumbells in his hands. He talks before so many media people.
    The final pose he made around 2'30 is funny and cute.:)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N70aP8GGG3Y

    Promo videos of TV broadcast of Skate Canada:

    Looks like TV Asahi intends to attract attention of women viewers. They focus on the scene of him reaching his arm out for Juliet on the balcony. He will skate to R&J imagining the stand is the balcony and the audience is Juliet, putting emotion into it, thinking "I can't reach you, but I want to see you." :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMxv1IEtmi8&feature=youtu.be

    and more promo videos:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFyBpi6fxAs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maXxf5AyEQA&feature=youtu.be

    As Skate Canada is coming closer, a lot of news and clips are coming for sure!
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    Yay! A cheer thread for Yuzu :cheer2:
    I hope that Yuzu will be able to overcome his FS slumps, get his spark back, pull it all together, and peak at the olympics! I could care less how he places as long as he skated his best. I think when he is on, his jumps have some of the best quality in the field. Great to see his mental toughness back in his FS at TEB.
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    I wish he would ditch his FS costume. The ruffles draped diagonally across the chest is distracting, and the red and green beading along the top don't help either.
  12. spikydurian

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    Congrats to Hanyu on his silver TED Medal. His SP was great. And he was able to bounce back brilliantly after the first two mishaps in the LP.
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    There have been floods of news, articles, interviews, photos and clips since GPF. I feel like I am drown in them. I've been extremely busy these days, so I couldn't follow them, there are way too many.

    I just want to say,

    Congratulations on the GPF title!
    Congratulations on the second Japanese title!
    Congratulations on winning a spot on the Olympic team!
    :cheer::cheer::cheer:

    One clip.
    Yuzuru in a suit! :swoon:
    He attended at an event planned for him by ANA at Haneda Airport. He was given a Christmas present by them. It was an original earphone case (He loves collecting earphones.) with his figure with wings and a logo thay says "Fly Yuzu".
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZMRt1mgX0I
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    Oh, I forgot to say,
    Happy 19th Birthday(Dec. 7) !
    :encore:
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    R-sport article on him.
    He is the first Japanese figure skater that appeared in these series. It is a long, 4-page aritcle. I read a traslation in Japanese. It is really an interesting and excellent article. It started with his experience in East Japan Earthquake and hardships he had to go through after that. It introduced views and comments on him by Bestemyanova/Bobrin, Evgeni Rukavitsyn, Oleg Vassiliev and Evgeni Plushenko. (He praised him so much)They talked about his strongnesses and great qualities, as well as a few weaknesses.

    http://sportstories.rsport.ru/ss_person/20140103/711972588.html
    http://moscowm.blog61.fc2.com/blog-entry-234.html (translation into Japanesse)

    Bestemyanova/Bobrin part is similar to this interview with them. Thanks to the translator.

    http://rsport.ru/interview/20131104/698256186.html
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    I wish Yuzuru good health, and great performances in Sochi.
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    me too Vash!
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    Olympic Gold Medalist bump.
  21. lala

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    Congrats Yuzuru!!!:)
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    Congrats Yuzuru! It wasn't even close to his best skate, but he gave it everything he had! :cheer: Gold!
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    Congrats to Yuzu. Love this skater. Probably not the skate he'd think would win him the gold, but it's still the gold. I prefer to think he won it in the short because nobody rose to the occasion in the long and his short was something to behold.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/s...u-of-japan-wins-mens-figure-skating-gold.html
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    Congrats Yuzuru!
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    It's amazing that the podium is all Asians :)


    Yuzuru is only 19. He has a good chance for a 2nd gold in four more years. I do hope he'll dump Weir as his costume designer though.
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    Even though your FS was disastrous, congrats!
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    Weir designed his costume based on what Yuzuru wanted. I don't believe Weir forced that costume on Hanyu. At age 19, one can have a strange taste in costumes. He will change.

    BTW I just wanted to say that it is to Hanyu's credit that after the 2 mistakes he did not give up on the performance. He kept fighting to the end and that made him an Olympic champion. He earned that gold medal.
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    Congrats to Yuzuru (and thank you, Brian O. for coaching him)! :encore:
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    He has to be the early and heavy favorite now for the 2018 gold. Alot can happen in 4 years but if you had to put money on it now, pretty much everyone would put their money on him. He could even potentially go for a 3rd gold in 2022 given how young he is.
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    Congrats!! His SP alone was worthy of OGM!
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    Congrats to Yuzuru (though I think he peaked a bit too early)! I only became aware of him a few months ago when I stumbled across his 2011 lp to R&J soundtrack and he won me over as a fan. I thought he had the raw material of a champion and such passion in his skating (reminds me of Yagudin)! I hope he will skate for years to come and fight for another OGM.
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  35. mathil

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    Or maybe he won't, and people will just have to deal with it :) You're perfectly right, it's not fair to blame Johnny. Yuzuru asked him to design the costume and he knows what his style is. He obviously likes it.
    Yuzuru gave a lot of input to Johnny on how he wanted the costume to be. He's quite supersticious, and wanted pink and green there because he thinks those colors bring him good luck. There is also a small yellow bird, which is not seen because it's hidden under his arm. I guess that must be for good luck as well.
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    Those mama-made bottle covers are :eek:

    2011 SP
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  37. fenway2

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    Congratultions to Yuzuru. Has his popuarity exploded in Japan? I know Daisuke is the really beloved one but I'm hoping to hear that Japan has really embraced this kid. Have they?
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    How can they not embrace him more than any other Japanese skater, after winning the OGM at such a young age? I am sure he is THE most popular skater in Japan right now. I am really excited about seeing him develop more. His potential seems limitless right now. I hope he will stick with Brian Orser, who has done wonders for him.
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    He is enjoying a great upsurge in popularity, yes :) Hakuhodo (a Japanese advertising company) published a document with athlete's image evaluation in the past few days, and in the overall ranking Yuzuru came in 2nd only to Ichiro, Mao was 3rd, Daisuke was 10th.
    He's made the cover of many magazines, there's a DVD coming out, his book (which was published two years ago) has been reprinted, Gary Moore's record label in Japan has started printing his Live at the Marquee album again... that sort of thing.
    He has the kind of image which could make him even more popular in Japan, maybe even like Mao in the future, but it depends if he wants to pursue it or not.
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    Praying for the people who were affected by the 3.11 great earth quakes and tsunami three years ago. And also appreciating the support from all over the world. Yuzuru is one of the people who were affected by the disaster. He did work very hard to improve his skating, that's what he could do for the Tohoku people. Now this young man is the one who inspires and encourages the people who are still struggling. Hope he'll continue competing long and enjoy skating. Go and skate lights out, Yuzuru!

    #pray for japan
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