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29 minutes ago, 4Nessie said:

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No more crying, no more sadness, guys!

Today, we've confirmed one thing that should heal us immediately:

 

We now know for certain, that he is going to be competing next season!!! (he DID say that today, so... I am happy!)

Guys, what more could we want?

 

We will see him competing next season again!!!

 

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Every small fall is the start to rise up. Yuzu is still a growing athlete. Just thinking about he will continually elevate himself to a higher standard would make me feel so grateful and content.

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1 minute ago, micaelis said:

Everybody, let's not have the funeral before the body is dead.  Yuzu's been down before.  In every occasion in the past where he's been down he's come back , not always to a win, but he always improves.  I can't remember a single instance when his free skate was worse than a bad short program.  He's got fourteen points to overcome.  That's wide but not insurmountable.   Nathan is not as all-powerful as his fans would like everybody to think.  He's as vulnerable to gravity as everybody else.  That he's on top right now is hardly unprecedented.  (What is unprecedented is Jason in second.  Has TCC been that good for him?)  What will motivate Yuzu is not his desire to win but his desire for perfection.  Yuzu will be at his best when he puts his energies towards skating perfectly and puts the competitive element on the back burner.  Johnny Weir once said, several seasons ago, "Nobody can beat a perfect Yuzuru Hanyu."  It was true then.  I'm positive it remains true today.

I agree with you and I know exactly what you mean here lol It's just I hate to reference Johnny's words now. He said this before and then he also said Yuzu can't beat Nathan now. So this statement is now leaving me a bad taste lol 

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5 minutes ago, Yuazz said:

I want to add one more thing. I always impressed by yuzu's mental strength. 

He's nervous and did a mistake yet he's still deliver a great  performances till the end. If he's not good with handling mistake and controlling his mind he would never nailed a great 3A and 4T3T. And that stsq is everything. 

Somehow I want to become like yuzu, how to be strong in handling pressures and still motivated to not give up  on something? Yuzu teach me your way. 

 

Keep watching his performances and watching/reading his interviews, and it might just rub off on you. It sure did with me. It amazes me on a regular basis how someone who probably doesn't know I exist has stomped so many bad habits out of me!

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I survived Boston, I will survive this. We can’t expect miracles of him every time he steps on ice - but it’s a miracle he ‘s out there. Thank you, Yuzu, for sticking around in the sport a little longer. It’s a royal gift! 

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41 minutes ago, Flutterby said:

So a couple of days ago I saw a tweet rant about how the US coverage saying that Nathan is so impressive because he's a college student as well as a skater when Yuzu does the same thing and no one mentions it. ( in the US). I never really noticed it before but now that I see it I can't unsee it?

 

Now some of this I think is that we as fans read a lot of translations of articles, making the effort to seek out fan subs or poor google translations where as maybe the US media does not? But that seems kinda lazy for journalists. I mean Yuzu is Olympic champion. But I guess each country likes to push their own.

 

Anyway, I just tuned into the NBCSN coverage and wouldn't you know they start off with Yuzu versus "the American college student."  :gla:

Well, one can argue that Yuzu does his University in an online/long-distance program. He doesn't actually go to classes, he's not away from his coach and he possibly has more flexibility, while Nathan probably goes to classes, only gets to face time his coach and depends on the curriculum. But I personally am starting to think this arrangement might work better for Nathan. He actually has less pressure and is possibly the time who does better with some 'distractions' on the side (a la Javi) than fully focusing all energy on skating (a la Yuzu). Being away from Raf might have helped, too. I admit I don't follow them, but at Olys, I did not get the impression Raf was helping Nathan at all, quite the contrary. It could be Raf's style works well with some skaters but at times it looks more like it stresses Nathan than helps him. So not being around him every day might have helped Nathan stay fairly relaxed. I could be totally wrong, though, this was just my impression.

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3 minutes ago, utsukushii3A said:

 

Keep watching his performances and watching/reading his interviews, and it might just rub off on you. It sure did with me. It amazes me on a regular basis how someone who probably doesn't know I exist has stomped so many bad habits out of me!

His interviews always make me speechless :tumblr_inline_ncmifiE3IT1rpglid: he's so wise despite his young age, he's wiser than me who's older than him! 

 

4 minutes ago, Fay said:

I survived Boston, I will survive this. We can’t expect miracles of him every time he steps on ice - but it’s a miracle he ‘s out there. Thank you, Yuzu, for sticking around in the sport a little longer. It’s a royal gift! 

Idk he's exist when COC'14 and Boston happened. I salute to all of you who have survived from the start of yuzu's career. What a journey. 

 

I survived the stress from combo of doom era, bad SP WC Helsinki,  even I survived last Olympic, I don't know how but I'm still here following yuzu. Even though I'm very nervous when the time 6 minutes warm up comes and when he's on the ice but I reached the condition where I'm zen and calm when something  not right happen after the performance. What happened just happen and let it go, moving forward. Sad to see his disappointed face but I know he's strong, he'll be fine. this is just me comforting myself. I believe in you yuzu! 

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Just came back from a walk (I highly reccomend it), here are my thoughts

 

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After having a micro meltdown this morning (only micro because it was a beautiful performance, but still a meltdown because Yuzu won't be happy with it!), I had to run to work. And, in a strange way, it helped me. I had to focus on something else rather than drown in my own negative feelings so I didn't have time to panic about the situation. I'm much calmer now.

I trust Yuzu to show his fighting spirit on Saturday. Whether victory is at the end or not, I know he'll fight for it. He's human (as much as we like to joke about it), he can't win every time and mistakes will happen sometimes. The pop was costly, it is what it is. But he'll give it his all on the FP, and I'll definitely be watching and cheering for him behind my little screen, hoping for a small miracle. Yes, chances are kinda small (yeah, looking at you judges for overscored GOEs and PCs), but not desperate. Yuzu won't back up from a challenge anyway. I'm sure he'll go for the risky moves. He'll show his heart and talent. His love for figure skating and his desire to win.

 

So I say:  BRING IT ON!!! :fire:

 

 

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My one piece of unsolicited advice is that if you're feeling down, resist the impulse that some of us have to torture ourselves by reading discourse from elsewhere. As an American fan I've been much happier since I decided that it's truly not worth my time to watch or read any American skating coverage. No PR campaign on behalf of another skater is going to make me like Yuzu less or convince me that he's not the GOAT, and the same goes for the opinions of other skaters' fans. Of course discussion and debate among fans is fun sometimes, but you don't have to absorb that stuff if you're sad at the moment. Personally, I'll be sticking to the Planet for the foreseeable future, and I really appreciate this space on a day like today :grouphug:

 

Also, for a bit of distraction, a question that came to my mind that I haven't had a chance to look up yet: at 24 Yuzu is already a five time world medalist, and will hopefully be a six time medalist in a couple of days. Where does that put him on the all time list, and also in terms of just the last few decades?

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7 minutes ago, Vulnavia said:

 

Also, for a bit of distraction, a question that came to my mind that I haven't had a chance to look up yet: at 24 Yuzu is already a five time world medalist, and will hopefully be a six time medalist in a couple of days. Where does that put him on the all time list, and also in terms of just the last few decades?

thank you for distraction <3 

here is a wikipedia article that will hopefully answer your questions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Figure_Skating_Championships_cumulative_medal_count#Multiple_gold_medalists

Yuzuru with his five medals isn't in the top ten. So one could probably say that he has "only" five medals :notamused:

On the other hand, both Stojko and Browning are in the top ten and none of them has olympic gold medal. (Brian would probably say that you have to pick your battles and Yuzu did pick the right ones, didnt he?)

Fun fact: Plushy also isn't in top ten :) 

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12 minutes ago, Ania said:

thank you for distraction <3 

here is a wikipedia article that will hopefully answer your questions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Figure_Skating_Championships_cumulative_medal_count#Multiple_gold_medalists

Yuzuru with his five medals isn't in the top ten. So one could probably say that he has "only" five medals :notamused:

On the other hand, both Stojko and Browning are in the top ten and none of them has olympic gold medal. (Brian would probably say that you have to pick your battles and Yuzu did pick the right ones, didnt he?)

Fun fact: Plushy also isn't in top ten :) 

kinda speechless at Salchow with his 10 golds but of course those were different times.

Also Mao in the top 10 !

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I've been looking at that wiki too and it's fun to analyze. Yuzu's not in the top ten since they're ranking by # of gold medals, but if you just look at world medals in general Yuzu would be in there ahead of Scott Hamilton, who only has four total, and if he medals on Saturday he'll also pass Browning in terms of total medals. And yes, if we were including Olympic titles it would be a whole different ballgame. I also think it's fun that if he medals on Saturday he'll save the same total number of world medals as Dick Button. 

 

The next thing I'm wondering after looking at this...I believe Patrick Chan has five world medals (three gold, two silver). So if Yuzu picks up a sixth, will he be the only six time world medalist of the IJS era?

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