From https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20181130/p2g/00m/0sp/067000cSENDAI (Kyodo) -- A parade held this spring to celebrate two-time figure skating Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu in his native Sendai in northeastern Japan generated an estimated 1.85 billion yen ($16 million) worth of economic impact, its organizer said Friday.
The committee has around 22 million yen left after the cost of running the parade was deducted from its total revenue generated from sales of T-shirts and other goods as well as donations and sponsorship fees.
The money will be donated to a local skating federation in Miyagi in line with Hanyu's wishes and is expected to be used to train future skaters.
I saw pictures of the Poohs all wrapped and ready to go... it's a lovely image. I do hope that - along with the news about the parade money - it's helped to cheer Yuzuru up as he misses the GPF. Even when he isn't skating he makes an impact...Some feel-good news:
Yuzu has officially withdrawn from Japan Nationals 2018: https://twitter.com/inthelopodcast/status/1073152475425693701?s=21
No, get used to complete silence when it comes to Yuzuru Hanyu. He’s been filmed surreptitiously, though, so he’s practising on ice.any further reports on recovery?
It's definitely prestigious and while I personally think a couple of the others who came back from horrendous injuries have the edge, the sheer scale of what Yuzuru did - even if he had been in perfect health, let alone still injured and on painkillers and three weeks training - deserves to be celebrated, so I'm thrilled for him.Yuzuru is one of the nominees of the prestigious Laureus Award in the "Comeback of the Year" category, which is "awarded to the sportsperson or team who has overcome injury, illness, adversity, disappointment or failure and risen back to triumph in the sporting arena. The Award may also mark a historic fightback by an individual or a team in a sporting event or series of sports events."
Yuzuru is the first figure skater to be nominated in any categories of Laureus. Congratulations, it's very well-deserved!
So well deserved, and it's nice to see a figure skater celebrated.Yuzuru has been voted United States Sports Academy's Athlete of the Year. Many congratulations to him!
All of the messages from skaters were beautiful, but Broan's and Yuzu's were special because of the hostory behind them...Yuzuru's message to Javier ahead of Javi's final competition and retirement this week.
Thank you Yuzu for this beautiful message.
Not much. A week ago Orser confirmed that Yuzu is in preparation for Worlds, the state of his practice/quads is a 'top secret' and he's doing physiotherapy.Is there any update on Yuzuru’s health? Will he compete at the worlds in Japan? I would really like him to.