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I have to say I really miss Javi! And I miss his interactions with Yuzu. I get really sentimental when I think about the times when Yuzu and Javi were still training and competing together. :cri:

 

Thanks a lot to the translator! :10815002:

 

I copied the following from ElenaC's website: https://elecsworld.com/2019/04/11/javi/

 

Javi on Yuzu:

 

** This is from Bungei-shunju magagine. It is a status magazine with a long history.
since 1923.
Javi’s interview took place before the world, Javi had predicted Yuzu, Nathan and Shoma on the podium. This interview starts with his recent competition ( Euros 2018-2019).


One year after I settled in Toronto, Yuzu also came to the Cricket Club in the spring of 2012.
I was just about getting used to a new life. Brian asked me if it was OK for Yuzu to come, since we were competing at the same level. It was nice of him to ask, because that means a lot… a coach to ask from his student, to maintain trust. Brian knows about it.
I gave a 100% go because I knew it would be nice to practice with a rival in the same rink.
So Yuzu came, and as I thought, everyday practice got a sense of tense just like a real competition. We watched each other how the other was doing, we became conscious, got sense of rival. But it took us the right direction.


I made a good decision to practice with Yuzu.  Not only me but also Yuzu learned a lot from each other, more than we would’ve done alone.
If you practice with someone, you will gradually know the character, habits, what impressed me the most of Yuzu, was his ability to concentrate.
He practices to win, not to lose in the competition.  It may sound too normal, but he is ready to sacrifice everything to win.  “I will never, ever be a looser”… that kind of tenacious desire to win was what I felt from him even during the practice.
I think it’s awesome for an athlete.  Yuzu does his best even in his daily practice.  It was not just me but all of us in the same rink learned a lot from him.


We have spent so many years together, but our relation never has changed. After all, me and Yuzu have always been each other’s rival, we competed so hard.
It’s only natural that there has always been some sort of tension on the ice. But this January before I left Toronto for good, I had some time to talk with Yuzu, both of us relaxed.  He said he was “ Very grateful “ for we practiced together, and said he would be missing me… and of course, that was exactly how I felt for him.

(omission: Javi’s experience before Olympics)


I was really happy to win bronze in the Olympics, but of course, I would have been happier with medal of different color.

(omission)

Yuzu gave a big surprise, giving such a performance and he won gold… but he was (is) an athlete who makes miracles, you know (lol).
He has such an incredible strong mentality… that is why he has become figure skating legend.


If I were in his shoes, I might have felt fear before the performance, for sure. Because of injury, there was not enough time to practice and came to the competition of one’s life.

(Omission)

And Yuzu had another pressure, to make a back-to-back win as a gold medalist from last Olympics. That was another battle for him. Enormous pressure it must have been.
I have never asked him, but I am sure he must have felt some fear in his heart.


But, at the same time, he had to stay away from practice, that is what he really loves from his heart… that must have been so hard for him.  In the Olympics, on the ice, he must have felt so happy… a sense of liberation… ‘cause at least he could skate.
That is why he could give that performance, I believe.


I don’t know for how long more he is going to compete, I have no idea.  But I have got a feeling… maybe, he would continue to compete as long as he could move his body.
Figure skating is life itself to him. He lives for skating.

(Omission/ Javi’s view on figure skating in Spain, his future career, and so on)

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Today i saw a fragment of heroes and future 2018 in Nagano clip.. started having the urge to watch the full or atleast the ending part... I think yuzuru skated last and then there was a group no. But couldn't find it anywhere. I seriously hate YouTube sometimes. Found 1 video in Google drive but it was also cutoff after yuzuru's skate. What you guys do when you are in such a situation. Also if someone could suggest a source, it would be too helpful...

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24 minutes ago, Swarna said:

Today i saw a fragment of heroes and future 2018 in Nagano clip.. started having the urge to watch the full or atleast the ending part... I think yuzuru skated last and then there was a group no. But couldn't find it anywhere. I seriously hate YouTube sometimes. Found 1 video in Google drive but it was also cutoff after yuzuru's skate. What you guys do when you are in such a situation. Also if someone could suggest a source, it would be too helpful...

https://planethanyu.com/topic/643-videoice-shows-2018-consolidated-media-post/?do=findComment&comment=220207

 

Edit sorry it's the second link

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On 4/11/2019 at 6:44 AM, micaelis said:

I'm not Japanese but I'm aware of the importance of this, not simply because it is the present emperor's 30th anniversary as Emperor but also that it is his last.  On the 30th of April he will be abdicating the throne (due to age, his idea) and his son will ascend to it.  Thus this anniversary is very important and it's quite an honor for Yuzu to be invited to contribute to this volume.  I'm certain most of the messages will be thanking him for his service and wishing him well for his remaining years and each will have it's own additions.  Yuzu might thank him for any special attentions he (the emperor) may have given to the reconstruction effort and other measures of support and perhaps also to the two times he met the emperor (the emperor's garden party) after his two Olympic victories.  As with all things Yuzuru it will be well thought out and totally sincere.

 

I agree with everything except Yuzuru has had the honour of meeting with the Emperor and the Imperial family on three occasions. In addition to the two garden parties, he and the Sochi Olympians were invited to a tea party on July 16, 2014. He had the opportunity on that occasion to show the Emperor his Olympic gold medal.

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