Yuzuru Hanyu

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  1. burntBREAD

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    I know that Yuzuru is from Sendai, one of the areas most affected by the earthquake and tsunami. However, I just read that his rink is still closed and that he has no "home ice" to train on because all the other rinks in Japan are full. So, apparently he made an appearance in over 60 ice shows in order to have practice ice! :eek:

    Also, when the earthquake struck, he was on the rink, and had to evacuate in his skates!! :(

    Add that to his battle with asthma, and the toughness and resilience of this 16-year old is mind-boggling. I already like him but this gives me even more reason to hope he :kickass: this season. COC might be a disappointment any other time but when you consider all that he had to go through in the past half year... it's incredible.

    (Information credit to 'yon' at the Yuna Forum!)
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    Hanyu's home rink (the only all season ice rink in Miyagi prefecture) was reopened in September. During the off season, he skated 60 times at various ice shows. I think he has appeared literally ALL skating shows in Japan.
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  3. Glacier cat

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    Ice rink Sendai reopned from July 24.
    http://icerink-sendai.com/

    Though his house was broken by large earthquake, he lives in Izumi-ward, slightly away from the tsunami hit area.
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  4. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Thanks for the info, interesting and very admirable--skating with asthma!
  5. Hedwig

    Hedwig Rarely here anymore but I try to be better!

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    That is amazing.
    Poor kid. :(
  6. Glacier cat

    Glacier cat New Member

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    Here, you can support his rink by buying the charity products. (I'm not a confederate :D)
    http://katoshokai.shop32.makeshop.jp/


    Yuzuru is very strong boy. I'm sure he will show wonderful skating in Russia, in front of his idol Plushenko :) Go Yuzuru :cheer2:
  7. arakwafan2006

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    I thought his idol was Johnny Weir...

    Anyway, He brings so much to the table...the speed... the jumps... the spins... the intangibles. I I just hope he can put and keep it all together when i t counts
  8. Ziggy

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    He's my favourite skater at the moment.

    I will never forget seeing him live at JGP Torun (that he obviously won). Seeing him race through the ice rink and do a gigantic triple axel. And a beautiful ina bauer that is better than from any of the ladies.

    He's just a very special skater.

    He has good basics, is very elegant, his jumps are big and he is getting more and more expressive.

    I just wish his coach would hire Kenji Miyamoto because her choreography isn't very good. He's skating his programs well but he really deserves better ones.

    I really really hope he can hold it together at Japanese Nationals and beat Oda to the World team.

    P.S. When you watch him on the ice or on tv, he seems very long limbed so it was shocking to see how tiny he is when you see him off ice.
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  9. Lara

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    Japan needs four World spots. :( But at this point I'm rooting for Hanyu too. He truly has the potential to contend by 2014 and needs the experience.
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    I'm a fan of his skating! I hope he works out his stamina issues because he has the potential for greatness.
  11. Ziggy

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    I guess the asthma isn't helping. :(
  12. os168

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    I am gutted by his loss. Hanyu is my favourite mens at the moment too, closely followed by Jeremy and Daisuke both tying 2nd place. I am still hopeful he will rep Japan and get a medal at worlds. Experience like this will make him stronger.

    How Oda ends up 2nd with 7 triples, no quads, a fall, no musicality, questionable choreography is still annoying as hell. Hanyu deserve better! So talented! I do wish people stop comparing him to Johnny though, because he has his own sets of unique intangibles that I feel is rather noble in his approach to skating. He always skate at full speed, as if to go for broke all the time, yet during the slower moments, his musicality interpretation is very much on the moment, always appropriate but as if uncalculated and rather poetic.

    Taka and Dai are tiny too in real life, shorter than me. I walk past them at the WC corridor, just like actors I guess. They all appear bigger on screen than in real life. Jeremy on the other hand, is lovely and tall (somewhat lanky) in real life and has amazing grey/bluish eyes that sparkles :)
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  13. kia_4EverOnIce

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    me too I really like Hanyu!!! I was so sad for his loss this gp, but he still has a lot of time ahead and next time he will have more experience :)

    couldn't resist... note Jeremy's knees (nice!!!) :D
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/101024/spm1010241402003-p6.jpg
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    :lol::lol::lol:

    Ironically, he is still the tallest one there :rofl:
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    He has the cutest smile, such a joy to watch.
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    I think he has always said his idols are Plushenko and Johnny, and he wants to become a skater with Plushenko's jumping abilities and Johnny's elegance/presence on the ice. I think he's becoming a skater he wants to be. He is an amazing talent!
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    after COC final,he landed a 4T and then push Nan Song to do a quad too.then they hug.it's really impressive.sadly CNTV broadcast waste their time to show the promote video.

    I think Hanyu need to be stronger,I once thought he's short,but when I say him I know he's not,he's only too thin,that makes him looks very tiny.he need to be more stronger to do a whole FS perfect.
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  18. Marco

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    LOVE HIM.

    I have a feeling this is going to be his year of break through. He already has everything. (OK his spins can be improved, esp. next to Kozuka and Oda, but there are not a burden.)

    I would like to see him edge out Oda at Nationals but deep down I wonder if Takahashi's jumps can hold up... :shuffle:
  19. Ziggy

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    Even with sky high components, I can totally picture Takahashi placing 5th-6th at Japanese Nationals. :(

    We just need Oda's wife to unexpectedly get pregnant again and surprise him with the news the day of Japanese Nats Men SP so that he can do three popped jumps again. :saint:
  20. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Either that or perhaps he will dig his own grave and do like 4 combos and 9 triples in the free. :EVILLE:
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    Because he had/has to earn money to continue skating. His family had/has huge financial problem caused by the earthquake and tsunami. When his rink and home were damaged by them he even thought he had to quit skating. This boy is a real fighter. He has been going through hardship and never gives up.

    Before the season started, I was concerned about him because I thought he must have been fatigued by doing too many shows and working too hard. I hope he doesn't push himself too much and has a rest sometimes. If you see his eyes colsely, you will notice he has the eyes of someone who has not rested and couldn't have real peace in mind.
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  23. os168

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    Aww... beginning of a bromance?!

    What a great winning attitude Hanyu has... and I am so chuffed for Nan Song!

    Hope they can remain friendly rivals for the years to come and do their best!


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    I decide to check out out the Chinese skating forums for this Hanyu news, and seems in general the Chinese audiences at the arena has been quite taken with Hanyu.

    A member of the skating forums at the arena says he noticed Hanyu's legs appear to be shaking and a bit unsteady before he took ice on his LP. During warm up, he also appear to be a bit agitated because of a practice fall on 4T so he kept practicing the 4T. He says Hanyu doesn't look relaxed and was all nerves.

    On the lighter note, Hanyu seems to be been particularly taken care of by the Chinese fans of Johnny Weir who threw a Winnie bear at him which he happily accepted. And by fans of Nan Song (maybe that explain why they get on so well?!)

    Here are some fan photos (Cred: 08jixueyingyu and 小溪流水x from Baidu.com) from Baidu.

    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/winn1-1.jpg
    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/j2.jpg
    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/j1.jpg

    Bromance shots with Song Nan

    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/bromance1.jpg
    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/bromance2-1.jpg
    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/bromance3-1.jpg
    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/bromance6.jpg
    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/bromance4.jpg
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  24. Marco

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    If that's true, then my heart goes out to him. He worked so hard and was so close.

    Well if he grabs a silver at his next GP he might still qualify for GPF.
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    That Winnie the Pooh picture is from one of the ice shows this summer! I remember seeing it back in July. He also had this Pooh bear tissue box at Nebelhorn Trophy, too. I think it became his "thing" and people started giving him Pooh bear stuff haha.

    Here's some flowers for him with a Pooh bear balloon. :lol:
    http://i42.tinypic.com/idc3cx.jpg
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    :D :cool:
    I enjoyed both of them at this competition (different segments though).
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    Count me in as a new fan! I love his programs; hopefully, he'll skate them clean in Russia!!
  28. Ziggy

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    If he wins his second event then who knows.

    He was so close to third place at CoC, only two tenths of a point. :(

    I think he had problems with his 3axel in the warm-up too. It must have unsettled him and affected his performance, making him even more nervous. :(
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    I am very impressed with Yuzuru. Hope he does well in his next GP event!
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    He was so close to winning the event too 1.98 points away from first.
    I don't think he'll win CoR though :(

    The Eurosports commentators were talking about the problems he was having on the 3A in warmup during his program.
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    I'm sure he can do it, like his "God"(he said so) :rofl: Plushy :plush:


    Totally agree with you. His future will be great. As far as I know he is one of the most talented Japanese skaters.
    My current worry is how the earthquakes in his hometown affect his future. Somehow he seems like in a hurry.


    And, thank you so much os168;3358553. Finally, my pictures folder is filled with Yuzuru. This kid is really adorable :)
    I noticed he was wearing Plushy Wristband. My younger sister has it, too. Though she doesn't wear at all. LOL
    [​IMG]

    I know it's going to be hard, because there are Brezina and Verner, Gachinski, Javier, Jeremmy, Mroz, but I am praying that he will win or make a podium in Russia. I'll keep my fingers crossed for him.
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  34. justAfsfan

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    I have been my favorite skater for long time!

    I'm glad that he receive the credit that he deserve and I'm glad that there are so many people like him.

    From one of the interview, the pooh bear is like his lucky charm.

    I think he has some fan base in China as he has his own fan page in Baidu.

    Hope he will win Cup of Russia!
  35. os168

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    Here are three more Chinese STAN cam for you guys :)

    Pooh appeared again in his FS warm up. I am trying to figure out whether he brought it with him or were given it between taking the photos.

    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/p1.jpg
    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/p2.jpg
    http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/os168_photo/p3.jpg

    Yeah Hanyu in CoR should be really interesting but it is going to be another tough battle. Weird how he is meeting Abbott and Gachinski again! And also Javier who's very popular in Russia. But if Hanyu goes clean, he can clean the lot! (Unless Gachinski get another home king overmark in PCS.)

    I wonder if Plushy will attend and say Hi ~
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    Yuzuru won CoR and qualified for the GPF!
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    :respec:

    I KNEW this was going to happen, but my sister was pretty sure it wouldn't. Now I'm wishing we'd made a bet...:p
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    Sorry to hear of his financial problems. I hope his fed can help him out; he seems like a bright star that can bring his country much glory- may be even an OGM some day.
  39. os168

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    Hanyu is super lucky to get into the GPF finals by the slimmest margins! But figure skating is a bit like that. It requires Jeremy to do badly, and Javier does less badly and .03 is all it took :eek: Maybe it is meant to be? :)

    He had to build his PCS from the ground up in his debut senior year, and his TES reflect his ambition to be the best he can be, on the brink of limitations.

    Hope he can take this great opportunity to show us what he is made out of. Go Hanyu!! Forget about the podium, just do your best and be proud of all you have achieved. (I am however hoping a podium finish for him)
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    I am happy to see him in GPF.
    How now his traning going? I read he had difficultiece and didnt have plase for practiece anymore :(
    What a talanted kid