Ryuju Hino

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Ryuju’s recent tweets: https://twitter.com/vnagar_juna

After Chubu SP he tweeted:
“I’ve been wearing a face mask hiding my sour face [laughter]
But, what a joy it is to be able to compete at an event.
I feel fine competing without spectators, as TP is like this [laughter].” (t/n: I searched the net but could not figure out what TP is. I’m guessing it means a test skate behind closed doors.)

Before Chubu FS he tweeted.
“I’m feeling a little unsettled in my iffy state of after competition and still before competition [laughter].
I want to relax today and devote myself to FOD and the last performance (FS).
Thanks to my part time job (t/n: at Howa), I have strong feelings about this event [laughs].
Good luck, everybody!”
 

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Is Ryuju saying he plans to retire this season or the next? I suspected he would but still. -_- I hope he can still skate to Gettysburg as he wanted but the article is saying something about keeping the FS if he decides to compete?
 

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Is Ryuju saying he plans to retire this season or the next? I suspected he would but still. -_- I hope he can still skate to Gettysburg as he wanted but the article is saying something about keeping the FS if he decides to compete?
Translation of the above article:

His free program this season is the soundtrack of “The Truman Show.” He chose this piece as his last FS music. “I will retire after this season or next season; either way I will keep this free program,” he expressed his intention of retirement.

When asked why he started to think about retirement, he noted “Maybe fatigue. Since novice days I have been working hard at practice and competitions. For about 20 years I have been doing figure skating every day. I’ve seen almost all skaters my age and younger quit skating at the time of graduating from college, and I feel lonelier than ever being left out. I feel I’ve reached the limit of my physical strength. I told myself this would be my last, and the best I can do is to continue working hard for one or two more years, since I am nearly at the end of my rope, physically and mentally.

This competition has spectators. At the end of this online interview, he expressed his strong feelings for his fans. “Thank you very much for cheering for me for many years. When I got notified of Japan Open, I seriously asked them ‘Huh??, What am I supposed to do??’ I had never imagined myself being a participant. When I was told that I could skate there, I was really surprised and happy as well. Now that I will skate on such a big stage, I have to give a 100 percent, 120 percent. I’ve been preparing for that, and I will give my all until the end, whether my jumps fail or not. I would appreciate your support,” he spoke his enthusiasm.
 

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Here's Ryuju's JO protocol: https://jsfresults.com/InterNational/2020-2021/japanopen/data0105.pdf
He did fall, 3 times, the poor thing, but I hope he was true to his word and gave it his all, and hopefully enjoyed it. Now that he is preparing to take his bows in a year or two, some falls don't really matter (as long as he doesn't get hurt). They are not what his fans remember, and I hope he knows that. I feel so sorry to hear he's so exhausted in body and mind.
Any videos? I cannot find either the FP or the gala :[
 

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Ryuju tweeted after JO and CaOI: https://twitter.com/Vnagar_juna/status/1312693909009518592/photo/1 (Chukyo skaters posing with fingers making the "C" shape.)
"I'll do my best to fix the issues I've found this time by the Western Sectionals so that I can step up my performance. These five skaters are particularly tired! (lol)" <--- They skated at JO & CaoI one week after the Chubu regionals.
 
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