Finally caught up, it took almost two days and I still have FS and fluff threads to finish .
These Olympics have been probably the biggest rollercoaster of emotions in my life and I am still processing everything that happened in the last three days.
Many of the things I wanted to say were already expressed in this thread so I'll try make it short .
Second OGM is an amazing achievement by itself, but given the circumstances it is absolutely unbelievable, I am still shaking just thinking about the mental strength it required to fight till the end and win. I believed it was possible since ACI and CoR, somehow these defeats were just small sacrificies on the road to gold. Even after the NHK accident I still thought it possible. And before the competition I had a feeling that everything will fall into place this time, that this gold was destined to be his. Of course I had my doubts and fears, I am quite a negative person actually, very good at predicting bad outcomes, but this time deep at the bottom of my heart I knew that this victory was meant to happen.
I was the happiest person in the world until the injury news started coming out. It was devastating at first, but now, after reading all the translations and comments I feel that things are not as bad as I thought initially.
Yuzu skated two programs and landed perfectly +3goe jumps on his injured foot, he did difficult spins and steps. Yes, it was pure will and also painkillers, but if his ankle didn't collaborate at all he would not be able to do anything of it, you can only push your body that much. I may be compeletely wrong but for me it means that his ankle is functional although there is a lot of pain. And probably it feels much worse now after the strain he put on it in competition. But there is no damage beyond repair. I can feel his fears in those comments about the injury, but we have to take into account that right now he is extremely tired and emotionally exhausted.
He will do everything to recover, he stated clearly that skating is everything to him and there are things he still wants to conquer. Do you remember that genuine happiness to be on ice again at his first practices in PC? This wasn't part of the Brian's plan, it was a sincere joy. He will be fine. Just wait.