Excerpt: Hino once again proved his tenacity as he left both media and specialists scratching their heads trying to figure out how he managed to hold the landings of jumps which were so obviously off-axis in the air at the JGPF. The judges marks reflected their puzzlement as well: he mostly got strings of zeroes as his GOEs, which translates as 'done, but not especially well'.

“I can’t believe that I’m sitting here [at the press conference] with the other two skaters [Kovtun and Farris]. It’s surreal to me.”

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