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    Yuzuru Hanyu changes coach to Brian Orser

    http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/winter...do_sp-spo.html

    According to Google Translate:

    Hope the men who won the bronze medal at the World Championships of figure skating, string result hub = high Tohoku Miyagi (17) =, Kim Jonah coach Canadian led to the gold medal (South Korea), Bryan Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010 -was supposed to be studied under (50) Mr. Orser. Ito figure Hidehito chairman of Japan Skating Federation on February 25, said.
    In future, the activities of Canada around the Toronto author has based his leadership. According to the chairman of Ito, the decision on the intention of "I want to raise the level out overseas" hub, leaving the coach's original beauty for many years under the guidance Nana Abe in Sendai locals.
    I assume "hope the men" somehow translates to 'Yuzuru Hanyu.'

    Very interesting coaching change, especially as Javier Fernandez is currently training under Brian Orser as well. As Yuzuru and his (former) coach Nanami Abe seemed very close, I wonder what precipitated this coaching change.....on a more frivolous note, I wonder if we will see Brian Orser hold a Winnie the Pooh tissue box by the boards like Abe used to do for Yuzuru.

    Thoughts?

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    Might be good for him, but I'd rather see him with Nanami Abe. It's a little sad. Are they really parting ways, or will she still coach him, too? They were such a dream team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaiKatze View Post
    Might be good for him, but I'd rather see him with Nanami Abe. It's a little sad. Are they really parting ways, or will she still coach him, too? They were such a dream team.
    Yes, I am definitely wondering about this too. Maybe Nanami Abe will remain on Yuzuru's coaching team but Brian Orser will be the primary coach? Something like Daisuke's old coaching situation....Daisuke also has a very long and close bond with Utako Nagamitsu, to the point that she remained on his coaching team and was listed as co-coach even when Daisuke started training under Nikolai Morozov.

    I also wonder if we will see an entire style revamp for Yuzuru like what happened to Javier Fernandez this season. I already like Yuzuru's style now and I'm really not sure what to feel about this.

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    I'm mostly a lurker, but I thought I'd help translate the article.

    Figure skater Hanyu's new coach, Orser, who trained Kim Yuna
    The world figure skating bronze medalist, mens' singles hope, Hanyu Yuzuru (17, Miyagi, Tohoku High), has decided to be coached by Canadian coach Brian Orser, who led Kim Yuna (South Korea) to the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. JSF chairman, Ito Hidehito, revealed on the 25th.

    From now on, he'll be working with Orser who is based in Toronto, Canada. According to Chairman Ito, Hanyu's intention for this decision is, "I want to go abroad to raise my level," leaving Coach Abe Nanami who he has trained under with for many years in his local Sendai.
    When I first heard the news, I thought, "Omg, let the off-season begin! " I had a feeling it was going to happen sooner or later. I will miss him and Coach Abe together, but I always felt his ambitious personality wasn't going to let him stay with one coach in Japan forever. I wish him all the best. I'm a little worried, but a bit curious to see, how the Orser team will package him for the upcoming season.

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    Thanks for translating. So they will really part ways. I really though they might do something like evangeline mentioned, with Nanami Abe still in the team, but it really sound like they will part ways. It fits Yuzurus ambitious character, that's true. I'm curious what they will produce - but still I have a weird feeling about this. The relationship with Nanami Abe seemed so special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    ....on a more frivolous note, I wonder if we will see Brian Orser hold a Winnie the Pooh tissue box by the boards like Abe used to do for Yuzuru. Thoughts?
    I found a new uniform for the new coach: http://www.kigurumiya.com/item/image...-pu/pu-101.jpg


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    Thank you for the translation and Welcome to GS ohheyskaters.

    Surprising news but I think it will be a good change for Hanyu to go abroad. Orser is a good coach
    and I think it will be a good match, tho I will miss seeing his former coach Abe at his side.

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    For sure it will be good for his English. Interesting to see how Hanyu and Fernandez will influence each other.

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    Will Yuzuru go to school in Canada? I mean, isn't he still in High School?

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    Golly! This is unexpected news. I think it will be good for both Orser and Hanyu in many ways, though of course it has its risks. I wonder how Hanyu came to make his decision.

    The high school situation could be tricky. Isn't it hard to get into Japanese universities? Will Hanyu finish school in Canada and take university courses there, I wonder. I'd hate to think of him giving up university.
    Last edited by Olympia; 04-25-2012 at 07:46 AM.

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    I can't wait to see how it works for Yuzuru!

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    Wow! I'm pretty surprised! From the way they fell into each others arms after his LP in Nice, I thought he had a pretty good relationship with his coach. Maybe the facilities, ice time etc is better in Canada? Either way, he sounds ambitious which is definitely interesting. Good luck to him!

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    Growing-pain, like Patrick's.

    I think it's a great move for Yuzuru! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trewyn View Post
    Wow! I'm pretty surprised! From the way they fell into each others arms after his LP in Nice, I thought he had a pretty good relationship with his coach. Maybe the facilities, ice time etc is better in Canada? Either way, he sounds ambitious which is definitely interesting. Good luck to him!
    Maybe he feels he's outgrown his current coach.

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    Change is a risk and takes courage. Orser is like a demanding and proud Dad who expects hard work and dedication. I think Yuzuru will grow up under his tutelage. It's a good time for Yuz to ditch the bear and other kiddie stuff and transition to a mature style and personality.

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