Yuzuru Hanyu: 2009-10 Season

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chloepoco

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HANYŪ Yuzuru (Kana: はにゅ うゆづる; Kanji: 羽生 結弦) is a Men’s Singles skater who represents Japan. He was born on 7[SUP]th[/SUP] December 1994 in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

Hanyū is the 2014 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion (2014, 2017), a four-time Grand Prix Final champion (2013–2016), a three-time Four Continents silver medallist (2011, 2013, 2017), the 2010 World Junior champion, the 2009–10 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a four-time Japanese national champion (2012–2015). He has also medalled at three other World Championships, taking bronze in 2012, and silver in 2015 and 2016.


Biographical Info

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010967.htm

Ice Network Bio:
http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/yuzuru_hanyu

Rink Results Bio:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=344

Stats On Ice Bio:
https://www.statsonice.com/skater/Yuzuru/Hanyu/

Tracings Bio:
http://tracings.net/hany-yuzu.html

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuzuru_Hanyu


How Yuzuru Hanyu pronounces his name (video by sabinfire)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAJiRJvGRlo

Link to the Yuzuru Hanyu Media Only thread, where an amazing array of links to videos, photos, news stories, interviews, and all thngs Yuzuru may be found:
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?50428-Yuzuru-Hanyu-Links-to-Media-Only


For more info, see the Full Original Post in the current season's thread.


Original Post

This thread is a continuation of the following:

[This Thread]
Season 2011-12
Season 2012-13
Season 2013-14
Season 2014-15
Season 2015-16
Season 2016-17
Season 2017-18

The original thread was divided by seasons in order to better preserve it as a whole as it was too large to stand alone.

Cheers!
 
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☆Genie

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It seems that his jumps have great flow to them and height as well. He has a wonderful 3A ^^.. He has all of the triples as well.. hm. Can't wait for him next season. However he seems very tall and has grown a lot... he's probably 5'9 now. I hope puberty does not affect his progress.
 

dannyascii

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He is fantastic. He's such a lyrical skater. I think it's a little early to make predictions on how successful he will be once he's on the senior circuit, but granted puberty doesn't derail his jumping, I definitely see him being one of the top skaters in seasons to come.
 

bibi24

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Hanyu seems very motivated and determined. I like his skating more than Denis Ten's.
 

koheikun90

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I don't think puberty should be to much of an issue with Yuzuru. In fact, puberty has only benefited most men skaters. Men increase in muscle development and stamina with age. He's on the right track. There are aspects to his technical skating that can be improved like the height of this jumps and speed but when his physique develops, he will only get stronger. I think he's only 5'7" but definitely looks a lot taller because of his long limbs. Look at Yagudin and Plushenko. They were prodigies at 15 and 16 years old and only improved with age. If anything puberty will probably affect his flexibility.

I've said it many times but I think he is the most talented 15 year old skater I've ever seen. I first saw him at a competition a few years ago when he was 11 years old and I was blow away. It's only a matter of time when he will take over the top spot in Japan and perhaps in the world. His greatest strength is the component scores and to have that developed at 15 years old, I can't imagine the type of programs he will put together in the future. From an outside prospective, I think his coach is doing a good job fostering and cultivating his talent. I don't see any signs of burn out or training skills beyond his ability.

Btw, I think Mao Asada and Kohei Uchimura would be cute couple. Haha. I know this is a figure skating forum but for those who don't know, Kohei Uchimura is the current world gymnastics all around champion.
 

seniorita

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I love this little boy, he is spectacular , in Junior Worlds he was the best by far, everytime i see him in a video he has grown a few inches more, i think he grew up since March that I saw him in Hague :laugh: He has everything, talent, strong personality, amazing skills, combines many skaters together, i ve read also a couple of interviews with him and he is sooooo sweet and guess who is his idol:biggrin:
For now I m rooting Takahiko:love: but I think in the future he will be the number one in Japan and worldwide.
 

treeloving

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Hanyu is very tall right now, much taller from when he was in junior world,sohe is little less cute:cry: I hope getting taller doesn't make any harm to his skating. From the video his skating is as good as always,I think his spin is a bit faster. If he decide to compete in senior next year, I hope to see him doing well and get a deserving PCS because I love his present on ice so much.

Good Luck Yuzuru Kun.

Hanyu For OGM!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool: I will root for you til you get it.
 
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Bennett

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Yeah, he's great! Maybe Mao should date him instead of Koz :laugh:?

Four years difference is nothing for many adults, but for someone who's nineteen, a 15-year old may not seem eligible, and vice versa;) Though sometimes that could happen:)

BTW, silverlake22, is it only you and me on the board who refer to Kozuka as Koz and Nobu as Nob?:p
 

silverlake22

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Four years difference is nothing for many adults, but for someone who's nineteen, a 15-year old may not seem eligible, and vice versa;) Though sometimes that could happen:)

BTW, silverlake22, is it only you and me on the board who refer to Kozuka as Koz and Nobu as Nob?:p

I don't know, haha, maybe. I would say Taka but then people think I'm talking about Dai soo yeah. Hanyu looks old for his age and Mao young for hers though, I didn't realize he was just 15 though, I thought he was 17.
 

Bennett

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I don't know, haha, maybe. I would say Taka but then people think I'm talking about Dai soo yeah. Hanyu looks old for his age and Mao young for hers though, I didn't realize he was just 15 though, I thought he was 17.

I don't know anything about this boy actually. But someone mentioned he's 15; so I assumed.

I know some ppl say Taka to refer to Dai. Tak is another possible shortened version of Takahiko that can be less confusing? Just to keep inventing:laugh: What about Yuzuru? Yuzu or Yuz?
 
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miki88

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Yea, he's the same age as Kanako. They could make a cute pair:biggrin: I didn't know he was that tall, though. Mao did say she prefers tall guys but I am not sure if she likes younger guys. ;)
 

BlackAxel

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WHAT is in Japan's water?!?!? Just from the first 20 seconds of the choreography I almost died from his difficult footwork. I cant help but be very impressed with the skating skills exhibited from the Japanese men and women. Yuzuru's talent is undeniable, I will give him a few more years until he could be considered as a top contender for the go0ld in Sochi. Wow, just watching this new bloom of talent from Yuzuru, Rippon, Kozuka, and the Russian gals has overrode my disappointment of the retirements from the likes of Lambiel and others. :love::love::love:
 

Bennett

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His skating is very fast. Yuz has big jumps with great speed, flow, height, and distance. That would earn lots of GOE. Also his spins are good, not as good at Mirai or Zhang, but fast, centered spins with difficult variation. Amazing flexibility in biellmann (spelling?) and layback ina bauer. Not many ladies can do them. The only thing is that he looks down on the ice a lot even though his overall posture is not bad when I see his FS. He is not hunched as Oda, Koz, or Miki. But he still needs to look up the audience. He also may benefit from ballet training. With his flexibility, he will shine even more with adding more polish and elegance.
 

BlackAxel

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Also his spins are good, not as good at Mirai or Zhang, but fast, centered spins with difficult variation. Amazing flexibility in biellmann (spelling?) and layback ina bauer. Not many ladies can do them.

I dont think Yuzuru should be compared alongside Mirai or Caroline. Since he is a man and they are women, it would be more appropriate to compare him with other males, like Lambiel. Lambiel is the cream of the crop , yet I feel that Yuzuru can hold his own as well when it comes to spinning.
 
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