Last edited by NMURA; 04-01-2012 at 03:59 PM.
What he says for a 17 year old is all kinds of awesome
sort of g translation.
Yuzuru Hanyu has bigger dream than Gold medal
Yuzuru Hanyu's aim is not to become just an ordinary champion.
"Of course I aim to become a world champion. But not one-time champion. I want to keep winning. - Hanyu said. "Moreover, I want to become a skater who can completely outdistance the rivals. Because I've been looking up to Evgeni Plushenko for a long time."
Yes, his role model is three-time World champion, seven-time European champion, medalist at three consecutive Olympic Games, "the champion who keeps winning" Evegeni Plushenko.
In fact, Plushenko also recognizes Hanyu. When they meet at ice shows, Plushenko always said to him, "Overcome me", "Beat me".
So, 17 years old is not too early to win a medal at the World championships if his role model is Plushenko. This bronze medal is a starting point for his goal of becoming "the champion who keeps winning".
Yes, I agree Hanyu has a very good connection with the audience. I think it has to do with their personalities - Hanyu is such an energetic, cheerful teenager (although very mature, and well-spoken for his age) and Kozuka is rather shy and timid.
Hanyu is the most technically consistent Japanese skater. And he will not retire at 19, he wants to be like Plushenko
Last edited by Becki; 04-01-2012 at 04:19 PM.
Originally Posted by SkateFiguringThat is the part that I would like to see brought into better balance. To me it seems like the tail is wagging the dog. IMHO failing to rotate in the air is not nearly so bad, in the full context of a skating program, as failing to stay on your feet. (JMO.)Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
As I said in my post, this is just as it should be. This is one call that the CoP got right. I wish that the judging system were less forgiving of falls in other situations as well.Originally Posted by WallyLutz
Javier: 40.11 38.39
Hanyu: 45.20 37.58
Javier: 81.77 81.36
Hanyu: 82.50 78.38
In COR, Javier had a 3.79-point margin over Hanyu on PCS, yet Hanyu obviously had much better skating skills. How could someone think that Javier “wuzrobbed”? In fact, Hanyu beat Javier in TES almost every time (COR, GPF, and Worlds). Javier was able to get onto the GPF podium just because the judges gave him an even larger 5.12-point margin on PCS over Hanyu…
I dont like the reuters article posted here about the booing. It serves no good to the sport, and it is bad written. The journalist seems biased anyway.
And 200% against booing while athletes on the ice, it is not their business the marks, boo the judges, you know their hotel. Or it would be cool if they are announced after the competition and not at the start
On the other hand I dont mind the booing to Ciquanta. I dont know why he keeps coming, I ve been to so many comps, he either partly booed or dead silence/ not applause when he is announced.