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  1. I think he watched Shomas skate before going to interviews. He always watches Javi and Shoma. He was likely upset that Shoma did even worse than him.
  2. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Echo Cheng on Twitter: Yuzu has been back on ice since January.
  3. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I have not been able to keep with this thread (it moves so fast!). As someone who sustained a serious ankle injury, two of three ligaments torn, I think healing and rehab will take months, not weeks. The "off the cuff" advice from the initial doctor (without full assessment) was 3 weeks IF HE DOES NOT SKATE. Well, he skated and damaged his ankle even more. Ligament tears do not ever "heal" completely. They will regenerate a little at the ends but will not fuse. Two of my ankle ligaments look like zipper teeth (unzipped). I have one intact ligament left. I would be happy if he never jumped 4Lo, 4Lz or 4A or any quad. He's already raised the bar so much technically, but clearly has much more to offer artistically. Non-fans are complimenting Otonal as a very rich program and see him in a different light.
  4. Re: French commentary - What’s strange is that they started off with positive comments (although focusing on the technical aspect) but then degenerated into snarky comments about “ownership”. I think I remember that these two commentators liked R&J 1.0 very much when he skated in Nice 2012. I don’t think they are always this negative?
  5. 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).
  6. Very sorry to hear this, Winnie. Peace and condolences to you and your family.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. I just joined the practice live stream. Yuzu isn't in this group(?). 1 more hour until his group?
  10. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Javi received 98.26 PCS at 2016 Worlds.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Bonesfan

    General Yuzuru Chat

    asiacheetah - I have not made any posts using the word “oriental”.
  14. 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.