Daisuke Takahashi announced he'll take a rest for the whole next season and take time to consider his future.
【関西大学トップスケーター応援感謝会速報中】高橋大輔さんは、囲み会見で「1年かけて考えたい」と話し、 2014-2015年シーズンの大会を全休する考えを明らかにした。 #kandai #関大
Sigh. I am just not ready for Dai to retire....
Yes what a great guy! They all seem so nice - I just love them!
^Machida has not done any clear announcement about his retirement. He said he'll skate for at least one more season for sure. He is multi talented so he might be thinking about his next career as a choreographer/coach/show-skater or something else out of figure skating world. One of the problems would be financial issues. He doesn't have any sponsors so far. So he may not want to rely financially on his parents after graduating from his collage. He said in the interview on JSOI 2014 coverage that he may retire from the competitions when he feels "I went all out."
(my rough translation)
Daisuke Takahashi announced he'll take a rest for one season "I want to think about my future."
On April 21st Daisuke Takahashi(Kansai University grad school, 26) who placed 6th in Sochi Olympics announced about his career. "I'll not participate in any competition in the next season. I want to consider," he revealed that he'll take a rest for a year. He answered to media when he participated in the ceremony to receive College President Prize along with Tatsuki Machida(Kansai University, 24) who placed 5th in Sochi Olympics.
"I didn't come to the decision whether I retire or not just after finishing Sochi Olympics", he said. He injured on his knee and withdrew from World Championships held in March. He went back on the ice since a month ago but he hasn't worked intensively such as on jumps yet. "I don't think I'll be well prepared for the next season. I want to take an enough rest and think(about the future) being away from the competitions," he said.
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Jeschke, where are you? It's a big news! Miki skated on the handmade outside rink on the NORTH POLE!!
Do anyone remember Arakawa skated on the handmade rink on the sea? The same TV crew took Miki to the north pole to skate there. It's not aired on TV yet but we'll see the video on youtbe soon after the broadcasting.
Another news is that Miki is scheduled to the Bolshoi on Ice 2014 in Korea.
Yuzuru Hanyu is invited to Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan. He's interviewed right now. Below is the live streaming link.
It's finished. Here is the link to the recorded video. They have a very good interpreter. The interview starts from around 23:00. Hanyu arrived late because of the traffic jam. Obama is visiting Tokyo. So many traffic jams happen in the center of Tokyo because of the security guard Today.
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(I've always thought Yuzuru is the last person who cares about his appearance off ice and he has no interest in hair and fashion. He proved I was right.)
^^^ I started a new thread in GSD yesterday based on rosewood's and galaxy's video links, thanks! Link: Despite success, Yuzuru Hanyu says there is room for improvement
Re-posting from the Mao Asada Cheer thread:
ETA links to the various Japan Ice show threads in GSD:
April shows, including many videos: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...our-April-2014
Fantasy on Ice (starting June 7): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...uly-12-13-2014
The ICE (July 19-27): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...a-(July-19-27)
Dreams on Ice 2014 in Japan
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"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
Thank you, Sylvia.
Here is one more Jananese show in Beppu. It's kinda domestic show so I didn't start a thread for it.
Beppu Figure Skating Exhibition http://www.gakuon.co.jp/shop/html/pr...product_id=165
date/city: June 21-22/Beppu(Oita prefecture)
Cast announced so far: Yuzuru Hanyu, Takahito Mura, Keiji Tanaka, Ryuju Hino, Haruka Imai, Mari Hirai/Marien De La Asuncion, Nobunari Oda, Akiko Suzuki and others
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Re: Fantasy on Ice cast so far
Fantasy on Ice in Makuhari
June 7 and 8
Hanyu, Machida, Imai, Fernandez, Pechalat/Bourzat, Volsozhar/Trankov, Lambiel, Weir, Oda, Ando, Suzuki
Fantasy on Ice in Toyama
July 5 and 6
Hanyu, Imai, Suzuki, Ando, Oda, Lambiel, Weir
Fantasy on Ice in Niigata
July 12 and 13
Same as Makuhari