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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Has this been posted? (sorry if it has and I missed it) A link on youtube to full translations on DM/Vimeo/One Drive of that recent Japanese special with Dick Button, Plushy and Javi....
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Lovelovelove this, he catches Yuzu's mystery and fierceness The King indeed.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    It's hard to say, I wouldn't be surprised if most sportspeople know of it and its prestige very well - it's their industry, you are always more aware of these things in your own industry - but it's Yuzu, he seems to have tunnel vision and its never been awarded (or even nominated?) for a skater before so it may be off his very focused radar. The wording of the Laureus tweet and the timing is interesting., Trying not to get my hopes up (they are ALL worthy winners in this category) but the people running it may have a good idea by now....
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Can I just share a video from last year that I adore? Nobu crying his eyes out at the end of Yuzu's short program, so sweet... it wasn't that he'd won because he hadn't yet, it was clearly personal, relief and joy that Yuzu was back, that he was healthy and well... His cheers and that single tear on Shuzo Matsuoka's cheek after Seimei also makes me all squishy emotional. Two of his great supporters there to see him come through is just... beautiful.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    I know it won't happen, but the mental picture of Yuzu turning up in that hakama and the reaction...
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Wonderful timing.... it's nice to be reminded how much his own city and people appreciate him. He's earned their love, pride and respect both on and off the ice, he's still earning it, and I'm sure it means a lot to him.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    That was fascinating, the view of one champion who knew better than we ever can what Yuzu faced with that injury... his respect (and Yuzu's for him) is lovely.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Sounds good, they need to protect their Ice Prince (and they can lift him, which is important )
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Oh god those sleeves... I want Japan to NOT be outdone by the Koreans and provide an honour guard of big burly protectors too. Just because it will annoy the critics Doesn't seem like a year ago, does it?
  10. Oh now you've made me imagine a throne for Yuzu. But not an iron one, nononono, let's have a gold one. And sparkly.
  11. {sigh} I know he's a teenage boy but he really should take lessons in how to win fans' hearts from Shoma, Boyang and Yuzu rather than from Patrick Chan, you know...
  12. Australiasia includes New Zealand and some of the surrounding island nations.
  13. Never has been.. I spent some time reading the GS archives over Worlds 13 was it? where Patrick won over Takahashi, WAAAY more dubiously...
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    I'm convinced that but for the accident, Yuzu would have smashed the FS record in Russia, and he's probably as surprised as anyone that it lasted as long as it did. Shoma has his major gold now, but may have damaged his chances at Worlds if the sprain doesn't clear up. Did I read correctly that both the US and Japan will have no judges in the men's there?
  15. By some people, yes they are. Just as Vincent's are by some people (just less of them). Note I did say it's unfair. But - as far as the fan response to them both is concerned - it's anything but restricted to figure skating (some of the fights over umpiring in Aussie Rules in our family make the FS ones look bloodless). I'm with the person who said Shoma should NOT have gotten silver at PC. I would have loved Boyang to win here and think his underscoring is worse than Yuzu's.
  16. I can understand how you feel but I think Vincent and even more his coach have to bear some of the blame for the hostility by their attitude to criticism, whereas Shoma is not only (this competition) fighting injury, but is also humble and does the Yuzu thing of "all my fault must work harder"... even if he doesn't end up fixing it, it does disarm people a bit. The US media bear quite a bit of the rest of the blame, by getting up the back of a large part of the world. And to be fair, it also comes down to something that isn't fair but is human nature. Shoma is simply more loved, and we tend to soften up on those we love (after all, had Shoma been against Yuzu, who is more loved yet again, the criticism would be far harsher)
  17. Actually, I'm glad for Vincent (appreciate it though he wouldn't) that they pulled back. From the forums I was on it's clear that there was a lot of anger over his SP score (still is over the GOEs and it was turning into hostility to him personally. Had he won this, he could have ended up being booed and I never ever ever want to hear that again...
  18. What was Json's score?
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