NHK Trophy 2015 FS Eurosport France.
(00:00) The olympic champion and world vice-champion Yuzuru Hanyu, who had to be content with a second place at Skate Canada after Patrick Chan and we don't see anything that can prive him from a victory here at Nagano, because after the short program, the japanese possesed 10 points more that Boyang Jin and he will try to confirm this first place on the music of Seimei written by Shigeru Umebayashi.
(5:17) And it's without a doubt a historical performance that we assisted to, an exceptional moment with this performance of Yuzuru Hanyu in the form of a message addressed to his opponents in Barcelona. He will be hard to beat if he renews with this perfection this program.
(5:36) Incredible, incredible, unbeatable, it's this simple. 118.76, it can evolve more, obviously, but the technical score and the artistic score that will go out and the FS skate and the total score of this competition will be just staggering. His physical condition is incredible. I'm losing my words. It's really like a dream. Everything passed, a millimetric technique and in front of his audience. Yes, yes, I don't know if it's very cold inside the ice rink, but he surely did give chills to the general public. He was magical today.
(6:23) There is a lot of work to be done to pick up everything that lands on this ice rink of Nagano.
(6:31) So now we already know that the world record will be beaten. World record of the free skate, which is for the moment, between the hands of Patrick Chan.
(6:48) Patrick Chan who achived it in 2013. 295 points which will, without a doubt, be widely surpassed.
(6:57) Yes, 295 points on the overral, 196.75 on the free. He will, for sure, explode these scores, on the free and the overral. We already said it, he beated it on the short yesterday. He will break the bar of the 300 points, a bar that seemed unreachable. It was already incredible to approach it.
(7:21) And this trophy, the NHK 2015, will stay in the annals like the one of this astounding performance of Yuzuru Hanyu.
(7:37) I don't know if he's capable of doing programs of this quality during practice, but here, it's just incredible, not a single hitch and more than that...
(7:46) With an incredible impression of ease.
(7:49) Yes, yes. And the choregraphy extremely interesting this year with Yuzuru Hanyu. He really progressed with his interpretation, his ability to temporize too. We saw it on this step sequence where he arrives to calm the game a little bit for a moment and accelerate during others, whereas before, it was a little bit going in every direction, a little bit thick sometimes with his choregraphies, but this year, he highlights his strong moments and calm himself during weak moments. Well, "weak moments" in inverted commas, the longer times.
(8:28) And this is the first year, like we said, when he opts for a pogram of 3 quads on the free. Obviouly, it will work for him.
(8:41) We can be impressed face to a Boyang Jin, but, obviously when we see after Yuzuru Hanyu, we mesure the progress that the young chinese has to still release.
(8:52) That's sure, it's something else. There is a dimension that's added, the artistic one.
(9:00) Yuzuru Hanyu on the top of his art, while he will celebrate in a few days his 21 birthday only. A skater from Sendai.
(9:11) When we know that a skater reaches his maturity, his best level, he attains when he's 23/24.
(9:27) 322.40. Incredible ! He effectively pulverizes the previous WR of Patrick Chan with 27 points with a new historial WR for the free skate and for the whole competition. This will allow him to impose himself even more impressive during this NHK trophy with not far than 60 points in advance compared to Boyang Jin.
(9:59) Yes, his free skate score is the score of some on the overral competition, I imagine.
(10:06) 216 points, yes, yes, it is the score of the eighth competitor Richard Dornbush, for example.
(10:11) Incredible. Incredible and finally deserved, because he was so magical, really, during this competition.