Sweet Yuzu!! and the face of the man on his side is priceless too!
Congratulasions on winning OGM, Yuzuru!!
Yuzuru talked with Japanese prime minister, Abe, on the phone at the press conference today.
(Hope we'll have video)
It's a bit awkward, isn't it? He seems to be unsure, if he really should be happy or not. Definitely not how he wanted to win. As you all know Yuzuru is famous for his happy reactions. I love the way he was happy after GPF or all the ecstatic moments with Nanami, his yays and wows. I know it shouldn't matter, he is the OGMedalist but I would so have loved to see him really, really confident. I know he can be. But redemption time is soon in Japan!
He should be proud of how he held himself during this whole week.
Humility and integrity run through him deeply. He lives and competes to do a great skate, to earn whatever he receives, not just to be the best but to do his best. Watching his reactions over the last couple of years, it seems quite consistent that here he would be conflicted and feel on some level that he came up short because he could not do his best even though he was the best. Yes, that is Yuzuru.
^He's back in Japan already?! Wut? Did he take an overnight flight? Poor guy must be exhausted.
After that, Yuzuru and Tatsuki will go to the rink JSF reserved in Armenia, the one where Mao and Akiko are training right now, then go back to Sochi for the gala.
Bad skate or not Yuzuru is so humble and always shows so much class! Especially for a 19 year old. I believe that he has many GREAT skates left in him and will become a true skating legend. For sure he will be a World Champion too!
Yuzuru was cute, teary eyed and absolutely adorably shining in the medal ceremony. He is really precious. I liked how the lady from the ISU couldn't resist touching his cheek in the flower ceremony, yesterday. Today I had a feeling she was holding back and almost pinched him - he just does that to you!
PS: Pooh was watching from his room, haha.