03-17-2013, 03:40 PM
Well, why should he have been invited if he's not physically fit? Better give the spot to someone who's completely healthy and ready to entertain the crowd. =)
Originally Posted by ser22
03-17-2013, 03:49 PM
Originally Posted by zydeco88
03-17-2013, 07:27 PM
03-17-2013, 09:26 PM
Does anyone have more news on his ligament injury? It sounds severe enough that he not only skips gala (if healthy no doubt he'll be there) but also the world team trophy. Get well soon Yuzuru and take GOOD care of yourself!!!
03-17-2013, 10:07 PM
Yuzuru is on the list of skaters who will be appearing in Art on Ice, held in Yoyogi National Gymnasium, 1st Gymnasium which has the capacity of 13,291 people, in Japan, on June 1-2. The list might be tentative, though, as they might add more names or remove the ones who can't perform due to extenuating circumstances.
03-17-2013, 10:14 PM
It's only to be expected that he skiped Gala and WTT, either ligament injury or avulsion fracture requireds at east 4 weeks for recovering, in his case, since the injury of his ankle has become kinda chronic, plus ligament injury of his knee, I think he'll take time off more than 4 weeks.
Originally Posted by jjane45
Wish our boy a speedy recovery.
03-18-2013, 03:13 AM
03-18-2013, 08:27 AM
^ Yuzu went to Toronto after FS.
03-18-2013, 10:47 AM
Hanyu skated very courageously . I love Hanyu and wish he was on the podium but not to be.
He was so cute the way he kept bowing. I think the next time I see him live I am going to get fans to bow back at him.
It made sense that he didnt do the gala and the Dai fans went crazy for him.
03-18-2013, 10:49 AM
Details please, Ms. Pj Kwong.
Originally Posted by emdee
03-18-2013, 11:21 AM
Yuzu withdrew from GPF EX too because he was exausted , so it's the second time this has happened in the same season
03-18-2013, 11:43 AM
This kid has such drive and determination. I hope he gives himself the time to recover and get back to full strength. He was smart not to skate in the gala. We'll look for him in the Olympics gala next year,
Originally Posted by emdee
03-18-2013, 12:12 PM
03-18-2013, 02:17 PM
^ Not that I'm aware of. I have yet to come across any print, broadcast or online media mentioning about his practicing quads in secret. Could have been a hastily-drawn conclusion based on his pigeon-post interview.
I read somewhere before that he's currently committed to 3-4 hours of on-ice training a day, so if you take into account the off-ice training, physical and mental conditioning, the fact that he had to deal with the stress juggling his studies in between, making frequent trips between Canada and Japan, this training regimen could have backfired and severely deteriorated his health. But I agree with pitterpatter that we can't entirely blame his coaching team for what has happened. He could have very well overtrained himself while not under his coach's supervision. Cos how would we know if he didn't? We're not physically there with him to witness what has actually transpired during his training. This kid is just 18 but he's already burdened with lots of responsibility. He has to live up to people's expectations of him as a young talented figure skater. He can't allow himself to be dismissed as a run-of-the-mill competitor or a failure. He hates to lose, is driven to win and is a highly competitive individual.
And of course, a portion of the blame should go to JFS for overworking their top skaters more than they can handle.
Anyway, it was really commendable that he was capable of making a comeback and redeeming himself in the free this time after a series of disasters in the practice sessions leading up to it except the last one. And I'm sure that it wasn't solely due to his strong determination but also because of the help and support from his team. I just hope that they will figure out something that better suits him, well because y'know, whether you like it or not, he's going to stick with this team at least until Sochi Olympics, and even longer if they succeed in helping him attain his goal.
03-18-2013, 02:42 PM
When was the first time? Anyways, I give him props for even skating the LP! Who cares about the Gala, really lol
Originally Posted by giulia95