http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...1-spnannex-spo He indeed looked tired and less motivated for all the event. Besides the new shoes, it's a general burden of Captain of Team Japan that no one bothered to take away from him after JN. Plus more than questionable results of JN could somehow damage his motivation and confidence.
Dear Ms. Hashimoto.
As a boss of JSF you are a guilty party as well. Instead of giving two lead skaters compete in natural way, you organized the circus "Japanese Nationals" and the media hysteria that followed. The result of which was: you with Orser made a clown from the youngest guy by asking too much from him and you humiliated the older one by unfair judgement at JN. The consequences couldn't not show up. Enjoy, the lady. Could you please go away somewhere from your position until you make a worse damage to the skaters and this sport in Japan in general? Consider it as my request for a personal favour.
MEN'S FREE SKATE - RESULT & VIDEOS (Updated)
1. Kevin REYNOLDS (CAN) - 250.55 Free Skate, Interview
2. Yuzuru HANYU (JPN) - 246.38 Free Skate
3. Han YAN (CHN) - 235.22 Free Skate
4. Max AARON (USA) - 234.65 Free Skate
5. Richard DORNBUSH (USA) - 234.04 Free Skate
6. Nan SONG (CHN) - 228.46 Free Skate
7. Daisuke TAKAHASHI (JPN) - 222.77 Free Skate
8. Takahito MURA (JPN) - 218.08
9. Ross MINER (USA) - 214.36
10. Andrei ROGOZINE (CAN) - 201.99
11. Misha GE (UZB) - 201.71
12. Denis TEN (KAZ) - 197.26
13. Yi WANG (CHN) - 195.01
14. Christopher CALUZA (PHI) - 186.79
15. Abzal RAKIMGALIEV (KAZ) - 185.81
16. Michael Christian MARTINEZ (PHI) - 178.08
17. June Hyoung LEE (KOR) - 176.39
18. Elladj BALDE (CAN) - 176.33
19. Jin Seo KIM (KOR) - 171.01
20. Min-Seok KIM (KOR) - 137.63
21. Brendan KERRY (AUS) - 134.26
22. Jordan JU (TPE) - 121.11
23. David KRANJEC (AUS) - 115.82
Medal Ceremony (Part 1), Medal Ceremony (Part 2)
Last edited by Mao88; 02-09-2013 at 10:32 AM.
Was Hanyu ill?
His FS performance seemed really sluggish and didn't have his usual fire.
I think, what happened with Yuzuru was just nerves. He was under a lot of pressure. I recommend you guys watch that documentary that was linked in the Yuzuru thread. After watching I felt he has a problem, that is mostly in his head with his second quad. But I saw he had a band aid over his right eye. Maybe he really was injured?
Didn't Daisuke just change boots before Cup of China? How often does a skater change boots?
He deserves his win. His marks are not as high as Chan or Dai when they are on.
I disagree about your Hanyu comment.
Why Han Yan didn't congratulate other guys on the podium during VC? It's not like he is the first time on the podium at international events. Odd.
Is it too late for Dai to just chuck both of his programs and return to the ones from last year?!? Just kidding, but that's my honest feeling right now...
About the band-aid, he just had a bad encounter with a door before the free must have hit it pretty hard, it looked swollen. I doubt it had anything to do with his performance.
When I read about Daisuke changing boots again, it confused me as well because I remembered he'd changed them pretty recently... but still, better before 4CC than before Worlds.