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  1. General Yuzuru chat

    I think it might have been a compromise. Yuzu: I want to try the quad axel... Brian: No way. It's Olympic season! Yuzu: But... Brian: No. Yuzu: Brian: Yuzu: Brian: Well... Yuzu: Brian: Only if you use a harness! Yuzu:
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    ETA: credit to Iron Klaus for posting this first on twitter, btw ^_^; So, now we know how he did the 4A...
  4. General Yuzuru chat

    I noticed. Or well, I noticed Yuzu noticed Javi didn't have a flag and was bothered by it. When someone in the audience finally threw the Spanish flag, Yuzu and Javi reached for it at the same time. Flags are important to Yuzu and of course, especially for Javi (I still remember at ACI, when he was looking around for a flag as they played the Spanish anthem, then finally spotted one and poked Javi and pointed it out to him. I think a fan was holding it and they didn't have official flags?)
  5. General Yuzuru chat

    They should do a VS Arashi when ice shows come around and have a figure skating team. Yuzu, Javi, Shoma... who else... Deniss? Nobu? Stephane? Johnny? lol or get more Japanese skaters... Oh, they could have Ondrej and it'd get hilarious really quickly (Someone needs to invite Ondrej and Valentina to ice shows in Japan...)
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    I'm not even an Arashi fan, but this would be the most amazing thing ever! I can imagine they might need a 3 hours special, because if he lost anything, Yuzu would want rematches lol (Wasn't Miki on it at some point? Or was that another show?) And I don't think Brian ever said Yuzu was healed. He just said he's fine and coming to win. Which he did And also, yes, mostly pain free (on painkillers). So... you know. Fudging, but not lying. As for 4A, I want to see it. Mostly because Yuzu wants to do it. He probably already has and I believe he CAN do it without it being as risky for him as it would be for most others. However, think about it like this, too: because he wants 4A and he wants to do it in a program, he knows he can only ever do that if he is healthy, injury-free and in the best possible shape. So he'll pay even more attention to that and be careful, precisely because he's going for Nessie. Also there's no more urgency of things he has to get done and under his belt - or in his bank, to use Brian's analogy - ASAP, because Olympics in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Until now he was frantic about everything because there was the ticking bomb of the Olympics. Now he can just take his time. However, I don't think Yuzu will ever be able to go into a competition without wanting to win it. He will probably aim more towards getting his ideal skate and ideal mix of athletics and artistry and likely blow or minds in the process, so I expect even aside from Nessie, technical content to increase, and he will want to win and will feel kuyashii is he doesn't. But there won't be any urgency. And when he can't do it anymore, he'll be able to step back with no regrets. How many of us can say that?
  7. General Yuzuru chat

    Shoma probably needed sleep ASAP and he ran away lol Also his cough during some interviews was a bit of a "are you ok?" so maybe he really just needed a few days home, while Yuzu is basking in the victory. I think it's also possible that he doesn't want to know how bad his ankle is until Olympics are over. Which I kind of get. I'm sure the top 3 will all be back for the Gala. I'm not sure skipping at the Gala is ever really done? Plus, like it's already been said, he'll want to do it. And I really want to get into the Yuzu's mentality talk, but I have to get ready for work ^_^;
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    Proud Mama Tracy:
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    Personally, I was hoping he'd go to Japan for his check up this week, then come back for the closing ceremony and gala. Then, depending on the result, either try and see if he can recover by Worlds, or withdraw, rest and slowly heal. Honestly, either way, I'd rather he goes to Toronto for peace and quiet and a more normal lifestyle (even if they protect him in Sendai, he's said he can't go out normally there, either, anymore). Then do the Sendai parade in May or so, when he'll be in Japan for more media and probably ice shows. I think he'll want to do the gala and he'll want to be flag bearer if they offer it to him. And I also think he wants to do Worlds. However, he's not frantic anymore and has no reason to take risks, especially if his goal is quad axel. He knows he has to be in perfect shape to go for that, so it'll be an extra incentive to give himself time to heal. But if doctors give him any hope that he might be able to do Worlds safely, I think he will, to end the season properly and simply because he loves to skate now more than ever maybe.
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    These people are FAST! And I do think that might be the cover... Oh boy... I'm so happy I pre-ordered it!
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    I tend to think those were sold at the venue and it was people throwing them on the ice. But Yuzu probably gave some of the ones thrown for him, to the volunteers. Javi's was probably thrown for him on the ice. (I think the label on them was Korean?)
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    I think the Nathan hug was in the broadcast, in the NHK one at least. Because it came just after Javi's score was announced and before Shoma started. I think I also saw a Shoma hug, but it was after all hell broke loose and the camera angles were weird. Yuzu was trying to hug and greet people while also putting his skates back on - not to mention crying, so... Javi and Boyang hugs weren't shown because the spotlight was rightfully on Shoma then, so they showed them later.
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    I don't think either this or the Boyang hug got broadcast live, but there were cameras in the green room and I guess either TV stations had their own cameras or they had access to the footage from the official cameras. The Yuzu and Javi moment first got broadcast by NTV, as a small filler after the flower ceremony (I think?) and then again in a news show, but it was shorter. This version was uploaded by NBC on their site (but as it was geoblocked, fans shared it in other ways). The Boyang hug I think was broadcast by CCTV, probably as part of their review coverage? (And I can't put in words what this scene does to me...)
  14. Let's show our gratitude to TCC (and not only?)

    Sorry, been on standby trying to survive this weekend lol I guess some of how it goes will depend on whether Yuzu will be there or not. Though Brian and probably Tracy will be there. We'll see. I still want to do something, badly. Even if it'll end up just being mailed. Or even e-mailed. lol TCC was absolutely awesome this Olympics and they deserve all the praise and recognition, IMO.
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    I don't think he'll give up without a fight. That's just who he is. I actually wouldn't be surprised if he won't make overcoming this injury his goal, before 4A. That said, it's not uncommon for athletes to suffer career ending injuries. And even if he heals now, his ankles and knees are already sensitive from multiple injuries. Sadly, that's an athlete's life. But I don't think he'll give up until he really won't have any other choice. As for flag bearer, I think he'll want to do it, especially since it might be his last chance (even if he heals, he might not continue to Beijing). It'd mean a lot to him. Same with gala actually...