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  1. Bonesfan

    [2018] GP Helsinki - Men Short Program

    It’s not Tanith. I believe it’s a female sports commentator (not skater). I will need to turn the volume up to confirm Charlie White (or Ryan Bradley, Peter Caruthers, etc).
  2. Very sorry to hear this, Winnie. Peace and condolences to you and your family.
  3. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    It is my understanding that since ANA sponsors Yuzu, they restrict his endorsements to 5 other companies. To avoid diluting his "brand". Lotte P&G Phiten 2 more - one is bedding?
  4. Thanks very much! Those of you who are waking early/staying up late - so dedicated! It's 10am here. I'm working from home today, meetings done.... Although even when in a convenient time zone, for performances sometimes I'm too chicken to watch. Olympics FS was in the evening, but I didn't even check the board chatter until it was all over.
  5. I just joined the practice live stream. Yuzu isn't in this group(?). 1 more hour until his group?
  6. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Javi received 98.26 PCS at 2016 Worlds.
  7. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Yes Yuzu for years has had trouble keeping weight ON. He doesn’t have much of an appetite and apparently food moves through his digestive system slowly. He has an easier time maintaining his weight (meaning, keeping it up) while competing. I’m sure Ajinomoto expects daily weight reports (and you are supposed to do it at the same time every day). It sounds like he was perplexed when Phil Hersh asked him about his weight during his press conference at Olys.
  8. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I’m American and have been watching figure skating off and on for more than 40 years. In my opinion, American media is very focused on American skaters. It’s rather limiting I think. Did you read Dani’s report about the Olympics Men’s SP and the American journalists who had never heard of Yuzuru? There has been more coverage of Yuzuru’s fans and Pooh than about Yuzuru’s skating. Quite a few North Americans seem uncomfortable with Yuzu’s androgynous look and love of ”feminine” costumes. Kurt Browning (who does appreciate Yuzu’s skating) said his R&J 2 Boobskirt was not befitting an Olympic champion. I think partly what forum members are reacting to is the contrast between Japanese media coverage of skating and American. Japanese commentators spend time educating the audience about skating and scoring. They try to provide overall positive, informative commentary about ALL skaters, while acknowledging when someone is-having a tough skate. I don’t wish there was less coverage of Nathan, only that the coverage is broader and more inclusive. Ironically, I think if American coverage was more balanced with a diversity of skaters, interest in skating would increase.
  9. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    asiacheetah - I have not made any posts using the word “oriental”.
  10. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Definitely true. There is a poster on GS that lives in Toronto. She’s seen Yuzu a few times and said she wants to respect his privacy so does not try to talk with him. I would hope that everyone would do the same.
  11. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Oct 2013 I think he passed Patrick. Yuzu has been #1 in World Standings for more than 4 years.
  12. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Look at all these powerful women!!
  13. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Am I completely crazy? I'm watching a live stream of airport arrival.....
  14. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I find it HILARIOUS that Yuzu is so bad at the other winter sports! Speed Skating: falls and finishes last Curling: a pathetic push so that despite Misha's frantic sweeping, bottle barely moves Figures: going straight forwards and backwards using the wall instead of skating around the obstacles. The other skaters were teasing him!
  15. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Sorry I misspoke. Shoma went back. I assumed due to the many interviews that Yuzu was back too. My bad.
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