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  1. Alexandra’s crazy combo Side-by-side cantilever with Shoma
  2. Team Russia

    Thank you for clarifying! I saw she fell and hit the board during SP and was a bit worried whether she injured herself by it or not. Anyway, it’s good to hear her injury isn’t a serious one. Thanks a lot!
  3. Team Russia

    Get better soon and come back strong, Anna! ETA: Was Ksenia injured too? If so, hope she'll be healed soon.
  4. Hey, remember us?

    Plu san's skating lesson: how to pull in on a jump.
  5. General Yuzuru chat

    Yeah, I don’t like it either. They should not use any athlete as their tool, and most of those who would want to skate with Yuzu would not want anyone to bother Yuzu, especially at this moment.
  6. General Yuzuru chat

    Suzuki didn’t actually promise that the prizewinner will be able to skate with Yuzu or run with Kiryu. He said that the prizewinner will be able to enjoy sports with an athlete or a team he/she prefers. Then the press asked him if he/she will be able to skate with Yuzu or run with Kiryu, and he answered that it depends, but they’ll do their best.
  7. General Yuzuru chat

    I agree with kaeryth. Isn’t it because of the natural light coming in from the big window we see on the left of the spectators’ seat? Men’s SP was held in the evening of the day (from 16:30,) so everything looks tinted by the color of the sunset in this video. Here are some photos taken at that event by JOLUSKATING. Source: http://joluskating.eu/2011/n11_mensp.php But the costume in this video looks so much like H&L’s! It also makes me wonder how it would look like if he skates in H&L in natural light. (must be beautiful!) I always love watching a footage taken in Nebelhorn. I've never been there but the venue looks beautiful. As for Shun Sato, I think Shu Namioka (浪岡秀 not sure about the pronunciation of his first name) is his coach. I heard that Shun wanted to be coached by a male coach. Don’t know much about Mr. Namioka, though. @Aotoshiro It was much much easier in the first few years because there were no commercial films to look for, not much news provided from the media, very few magazines to check in a season, and I was watching figure skating in more laid-back manner, too.
  8. General Yuzuru chat

    Yeah, withdrawing from a competition must be always tough for him even if it’s a right choice, since it’s rare chance for skaters to show what they devote their lives to. I became his fan in 2010. Looking back at these 8 seasons it’s hard to find a season without serious worries. But at the same time, I can’t think of any adversity he could not overcome. I can’t think of any season that is just sad to look back at. It’s tough when he is having a tough time, but if we hold on, we’ll be able to welcome him back. Sorry for being random what am I trying to say... but basically it’s great to be his fan.
  9. General Yuzuru chat

    I want to squish it! Looks so nice to touch!
  10. General Yuzuru chat

    Last year, after GPF, he came back to Japan on Dec. 13rd and developed flu on 15th. His withdrawal was announced on 21st and nationals began from 22nd. He stayed in Japan until the beginning of January.
  11. General Yuzuru chat

    No, he is not scolding Yuzu. He is just saying that since he has heard that Yuzu has already got back on the ice, he was surprised/disappointed at the news that Yuzu was still undergoing treatments and not be able to back on the ice, and suggesting that Yuzu should skip nationals if he is not fully recovered. I’ve read another OB in JSF suggesting the same thing. I suspect that they are trying to make it easier for Yuzu to withdraw. (Remember how he apologized last year, for withdrawing from nationals mentioning sponsors and the broadcaster of the event? Some people want him to participate in the competition for their own reasons) But anyway, to withdraw or not is up to him.
  12. General Yuzuru chat

    It was not that they postponed the announcement. It took time for them to make that decision. This time we’ll hear their decision much earlier because he’s in Canada and the official practice for nationals will begin in about a week.
  13. General Yuzuru chat

    Revised the translation of an article I posted earlier based on another article. Earlier post: https://planethanyu.com/topic/3-general-yuzuru-chat/?page=2077&tab=comments#comment-133796 New article: https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20171210-00000098-dal-spo According to the new article, it was him who asked Ms. Kobayashi to relay his message to the press. Ms. Kobayashi comments that it hurts when she imagines how he would feel when he hears about GPF because she thinks that for him, final is very important stage regardless of the result, and the fact that he could not compete here must be tough to swallow. She says that she cannot tell him that she wants him to skate at nationals or wants him to do something else or anything right now. She also comments that although nationals is an important competition, there will be Olympic games after that, so they are going to take it into consideration.