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Geo1

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    Yuzuru Hanyu (Why would I be here if I wasn't?), getting together with friends, going out for dinner, karaoke, road trips, travelling, cruises, watching movies, reading non-fiction history and factually based historical novels, having conversations with intelligent people
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    Retired Lawyer, Civil Litigation and Trial

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  1. I have sent you a private message with contact information for a person at Skate Canada who should be able to help you.
  2. I sent an email to someone I know at Skate Canada. I'll let you know what I find out, even if it's nothing.
  3. Geo1

    General Yuzuru Chat

    When is the men's medal ceremony for the Rostelecom Cup?
  4. Geo1

    General Yuzuru Chat

    The lady that was sitting next to him after the short program at Sochi is Kobayashi-san – I can't recall her first name. She is often the spokesperson in Japan for JSF matters. I don't think that the other lady is Yuzuru's mother. Yuzuru's mother takes extreme measures to avoid the camera. She tends to walk behind Yuzuru even when arriving at the venue or the airport so that you see her coming out of the elevator in the background. If she is walking down a hallway quite a few steps behind Yuzuru and she notices a camera pointing in their direction, she will quickly duck out of the way. The only time I saw her directly on camera with Yuzuru was when she was making the costume designed by Johnny Weir when Yuzu was 15 and debuting as a senior. Johnny Weir visited them to look at the costume. Yuzuru's paternal grandmother said the he gets his height and long legs and arms from his mother and I can see that. She is quite tall. I think that is a good thing that Yuzuru took after his mother. I've only seen the back of Yuzuru's father's head when he's driving. I think the only pictures we have of his sister Saya are when she was a child. The whole family is very private and modest. Edit: The lady sitting next to Yuzuru after the short program at Sochi is Yoshiko Kobayashi. She is a director of the JSF.
  5. Does anyone know the email addresses for Simon Reed, Chris Howarth and/or Mark Hanretty? They not only do not know about Yuzuru's practice injury, but they are always getting their facts wrong regarding Yuzuru and they know nothing about his life beyond skating. For example, Mark Hanretty was surprised that Yuzuru gives "some of his prize money" to Sendai for disaster relief and said that he is not only a great athlete, but a great guy and humanitarian as well. They would be even more surprised if they knew the extent to which Yuzuru has gone in terms of helping the Tohoku region, including giving ¥6 million from the Sochi Olympics and ¥10 million from the PyeongChang Olympics as well as all his royalties from his two autobioggraphies. Someone needs to educate them. PS: And yes, Chris Howarth is totally enamored with Shoma. During the NHK Trophy, Simon Reed suggested that some of Shoma's scores were inflated and Chris jumped to Shoma's defence basically saying these are technical elements scores, and there's nothing subjective about them. Simon appeared genuinely surprised at Chris' reaction and deferred to him. Simon should have pointed out to Chris that the GOEs are totally subjective. Even the technical elements score regarding base value is subjective depending on the call of the technical specialist.
  6. Geo1

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I noticed that too! Most other celebrities or athletes doing such a commercial would have immediately put down the cup when they were told that the commercial shoot was finished. Not our boy Yuzu! That would have been too rude. He wanted to convey to the sponsor as well as the audience that he really did enjoy the product that he was endorsing. (You have probably noticed that he does the same thing with Ghana chocolate bars. He keeps eating them. But, in that case, I think he really does like chocolate!)
  7. Geo1

    General Yuzuru Chat

    And Yuzu is the young Michael Corleone character who is hiding out in Toronto under the protection of Don Brian and the TCC from all the media and fan madness in Japan. (Sorry for quoting myself. LOL. I just thought of this looking at the picture again.)
  8. Geo1

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Especially Ghislain Briand. He looks like Don Brian Orser's smiling, but always dangerous, caporegime.
  9. Yay for Yuzu for his victory! And yay for my hospital Wi-Fi which held out through the men's free skate and victory ceremony! And thank you all for the well wishes! Hope to see some of you at the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver!
  10. Hi everyone. It's 3:40 AM Pacific Time in Vancouver, Canada. I'm in hospital with bone infection receiving intravenous antibiotic treatment. The worst thing is that the Wi-Fi in my room sucks. It's unreliable and comes and goes. Funny thing is the Wi-Fi everywhere else I've been in the hospital is great. The Wi-Fi held out yesterday so that I was able to see Yuzu's short program performance. I'm hoping the Wi-Fi holds out for his free skate today. I'm told that I will be able to attend the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver next month, even if I'm on a home PIC line with the antibiotic catheter going through a vein directly to my heart. I don't think he needs it, but best of luck to our boy in the free skate!
  11. Geo1

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Roman Sadovsky was born on May 31, 1999 and is 19 years of age. Keegan Messing was born on January 23, 1992 and is, as you say, 26 years of age. Yuzuru was born on December 7, 1994 and is four and half years older than Roman and almost 3 years younger than Keegan. In a way, it might have been more of a thrill for Keegan because at his age, he probably thought that he was over the hill and would never have imagined sharing the podium with an Olympic champion and 2 double world champions.
  12. Geo1

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Yes, he must've felt the same as Keegan Messing the year before at the ACI when he was third and shared the podium with the 2 top guys in the sport, Yuzuru Hanyu and Javier Fernandez. Yuzu was only 17 when he won the bronze medal and shared the podium with Patrick Chan and Daisuke Takahashi at the 2012 World Championships in Nice. He showed unabashed joy at winning the bronze medal. That was in April 2012. In December 2012 at the Grand Prix Final in Sochi, Yuzu beat Patrick Chan and shared the podium again with Daisuke Takahashi winning gold and Patrick Chan in third place. A year after that, in December 2013 at the Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka, he beat Patrick Chan cleanly in both the short program and free skate to win his first GPF. Two months after that, Yuzu, barely 19 years old, won his first Olympic gold medal. Yuzu really is extra special.
  13. Geo1

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Have you seen the 2012 Skate America Exhibition version? He was 17 years old and this was the first Grand Prix event with Brian Orser. Broke the world record in the short program and had a splat fest in the free. Still ended up with silver.
  14. Geo1

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I am late to this topic, but may I suggest making it "Lord of the Rinks"?
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