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Yuzuru Hanyu: 2013-14 Season

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Jan 11, 2008
Yuzuru Hanyu (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 December 7, 1994 in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. He announced his retirement in July 2022 and currently does shows.

He boasts an impressive list of achievements in the world of figure skating, including two Olympic gold medals (in 2014 and 2018), two World championship titles (in 2014 and 2017), and an incredible four Grand Prix Final championships (from 2013 to 2016). Additionally, he clinched the title of Four Continents champion in 2020, World Junior champion in 2010, and Junior Grand Prix Final champion in 2009-10. Hanyu's dominance extends to the Japanese national stage, where he has secured the title of Japanese national champion six times, spanning from 2012 to 2015 and again in 2020 and 2021.

His remarkable consistency is further highlighted by his numerous podium finishes at World Championships. He achieved the bronze medal in 2012 and 2021 and secured the silver medal in 2015, 2016, and 2019.

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SP: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns | Choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle and Shae-Lynn Bourne
FS: Heaven and Earth (from the NHK taiga series) | Choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

SP: "Let Me Entertain You" by Robbie Williams | Choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Heaven and Earth (from the NHK taiga series) | Choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

SP: "Otoñal" by Raul di Blasio | Choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Origin Composed by Edvin Marton | Choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

SP: "Otoñal" by Raul di Blasio | Choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Origin Composed by Edvin Marton | Choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
EXH: "Haru yo, koi [ja]" by Yumi Matsutoya | Choreo. by David Wilson

SP: "Ballade No. 1 in G minor" by Chopin | Choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Seimei from Onmyōji, Onmyōji II | Choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
EXH: "Notte Stellata (The Swan)" by Camille Saint-Saëns | Choreo by David Wilson

SP: "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince | Choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Hope and Legacy by Joe Hisaishi | Choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
EXH: "Notte Stellata (The Swan)" by Camille Saint-Saëns | Choreo by David Wilson

SP: "Ballade No. 1 in G minor" by Chopin | Choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Seimei from Onmyōji, Onmyōji II | Choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
EXH: "Requiem of Heaven and Earth" perf. by Yasunobu Matsuo | Choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

SP: "Ballade No. 1 in G minor" by Chopin | Choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber | Choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
"Hana wa saku [ja]" by Yoko Kanno | Choreo. by Nanami Abe
"The Final Time Traveler" by Hideki Sakamoto | Choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

SP: "Parisienne Walkways" by Gary Moore and "Hoochie Coochie Man" by Jeff Healey Band | Choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Romeo and Juliet | Choreo. by David Wilson
EXH: "Story" by Ai | Choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

SP: "Parisienne Walkways" by Gary Moore and "Hoochie Coochie Man" by Jeff Healey Band | Choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Notre-Dame de Paris by Riccardo Cocciante | Choreo. by David Wilson
EXH Routines:
"Hello, I Love You" by The Doors | Choreo. by Kurt Browning
"Hana ni nare" by Fumiya Sashida | Choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

SP: "Étude in D-sharp minor" by Alexander Scriabin | Choreo. by Nanami Abe, Natalia Bestemianova, Igor Bobrin
FS: Romeo + Juliet by Craig Armstrong | Choreo. by Nanami Abe, Natalia Bestemianova, Igor Bobrin
EXH" "Somebody to Love" performed by Justin Bieber | Choreo. by Nanami Abe

SP: "White Legend" based on Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky | Choreo. by Nanami Abe
FS: Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate | Choreo. by Nanami Abe
EXH: "Vertigo" performed by U2 | Choreo. by Nanami Abe

SP: Mission: Impossible 2 by Hans Zimmer | Choreo. by Nanami Abe
FS: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninov | Choreo. by Nanami Abe
EXH: "Change" performed by Monkey Majik, Yoshida Brothers | Choreo. by Nanami Abe

2021-2022 Season
February 4-18, 20222022 Olympics8 (95.15)3 (188.06)4 (283.21)
2020-21 Season
March 22-28, 20212021 World Championships1 (106.98)4 (182.20)3 (289.18)
December 23–27, 20202020-21 Japan Championships1 (103.53)1 (215.83)1 (319.36)
2019-20 Season
February 4–9, 20202020 Four Continents1 (111.82)1 (187.60)1 (299.42)
December 18-22, 20192019–20 Japan Championships1 (110.72)3 (172.05)2 (282.77)
December 5–8, 20192019–20 Grand Prix Final2 (97.43)2 (194.00)2 (291.43)
November 22–24, 20192019 NHK Trophy1 (109.34)1 (195.71)1 (305.05)
October 25-27, 20192019 Skate Canada International1 (109.60)1 (212.99)1 (322.59)
September 12-14, 20192019 CS Autumn Classic International1 (98.38)1 (180.67)1 (279.05)
2018-19 Season
March 18-24, 20192019 World Championships3 (94.87)2 (206.10)2 (300.97)
November 16–18, 20182018 Rostelecom Cup1 (110.53)1 (167.89)1 (278.42)
November 2–4, 20182018 Grand Prix of Helsinki1 (106.69)1 (190.43)1 (297.12)
September 20–22, 20182018 Autumn Classic International1 (97.74)2 (165.91)1 (263.65)
2017-18 Season
February 16–17, 20182018 Winter Olympics1 (111.68)2 (206.17)1 (317.85)
October 20–22, 20172017 Rostelecom Cup2 (94.85)1 (195.92)2 (290.77)
September 20–23, 20172017 Autumn Classic International1 (112.72)5 (155.52)2 (268.24)
2016-17 Season
April 20–23, 20172017 World Team Trophy7 (83.51)1 (200.49)Team 1st
3 (284.00)
March 29 – April 2, 20172017 World Championships5 (98.39)1 (223.20)1 (321.59)
February 14–19, 20172017 Four Continents Championships3 (97.04)1 (206.67)2 )303.71
December 7–11, 20162016–17 Grand Prix Final1 (106.53)3 (187.37)1 (293.90)
November 25–27, 20162016 NHK Trophy1 (103.89)1 (197.58)1 (301.47)
October 28–30, 20162016 Skate Canada International4 (79.65)1 (183.41)2 (263.06)
Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 20162016 Autumn Classic International1 (88.30)1 (172.27)1 (260.57)
2015-16 Season
March 28 – April 3, 20162016 World Championships1 (110.56)2 (184.61)2 (295.17)
December 24–27, 20152015–16 Japan Championships1 (102.63)1 (183.73)1 (286.36)
December 10–13, 20152015–16 Grand Prix Final1 (110.95)1 (219.48)1 (330.43)
November 27–29, 20152015 NHK Trophy1 (106.33)1 (216.07)1 (322.40)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 20152015 Skate Canada International6 (73.25)2 (186.29)2 (259.54)
October 13–15, 20152015 Autumn Classic International1 (93.14)1 (184.05)1 (277.19)
2014-15 Season
April 16–19, 20152015 World Team Trophy1 (96.27)1 (192.31)Team 3rd
1 (288.58)
March 23–29, 20152015 World Championships1 (95.20)3 (175.88)2 (271.08)
December 26–28, 20142014–15 Japan Championships1 (94.36)1 (192.50)1 (286.86)
December 11–14, 20142014–15 Grand Prix Final1 (94.08)1 (194.08)1 (288.16)
November 28–30, 20142014 NHK Trophy5 (78.01)3 (151.79)4 (229.80)
November 7–9, 20142014 Cup of China2 (82.95)2 (154.60)2 (237.55)
2013-14 Season
March 24–30, 20142014 World Championships3 (91.24)1 (191.35)1 (282.59)
February 13–14, 20142014 Winter Olympics1 (101.45)1 (178.64)1 (280.09)
February 6–9, 20142014 Winter Olympics (team event)1 (97.98)Team 5th
December 20–23, 20132013–14 Japan Championships1 (103.10)1 (194.70)1 (297.80)
December 5–8, 20132013–14 Grand Prix Final1 (99.84)1 (193.41)1 (293.25)
November 15–17, 20132013 Trophée Éric Bompard2 (95.37)2 (168.22)2 (263.59
October 25–27, 20132013 Skate Canada International3 (80.40)2 (154.40)2 (234.80)
October 4–6, 20132013 Finlandia Trophy1 (84.66)1 (180.93)1 (265.59)
2012-13 Season
March 10–17, 20132013 World Championships9 (75.94)3 )169.054 (244.99)
February 8–11, 20132013 Four Continents Championships1 (87.65)3 (158.73)2 (246.38)
December 20–24, 20122012–13 Japan Championships1 (97.68)2187.551 (285.23)
December 6–9, 20122012–13 Grand Prix Final3 (87.17)2 (177.12)2 (264.29)
November 23–25, 20122012 NHK Trophy1 (95.32)1 (165.71)1 (261.03)
October 19–21, 20122012 Skate America1 (95.07)3 (148.67)2 (243.74)
October 4–7, 20122012 Finlandia Trophy2 (75.57)1 (172.56)1 (248.13)
2011-12 Season
March 26 – April 1, 20122012 World Championships7 (77.07)2 (173.99)3 (251.06)
December 22–26, 20112011–12 Japan Championships4 (74.32)1 (167.59)3 (241.91)
December 8–11, 20112011–12 Grand Prix Final4 (79.33)3 (166.49)4 (245.82)
November 25–27, 20112011 Rostelecom Cup2 (82.78)2 (158.88)1 (241.66)
November 4–6, 20112011 Cup of China2 (81.37)4 (145.16)4 (226.53)
October 14-16, 20112012 Tohaku-Hokkaido Block 1 Regional1 (88.06)1 (150.77)1 (238.83)
September 21–24, 20112011 Nebelhorn Trophy1 (75.26)1 (151.00)1 (226.26)
2010-11 Season
February 15–20, 20112011 Four Continents Championships3 (76.43)3 (151.58)2 (228.01)
December 24–27, 20102010–11 Japan Championships2 (78.94)4 (141.12)4 (220.06)
November 18–21, 20102010 Cup of Russia6 (70.24)6 (132.42)7 (202.66)
October 21–24, 20102010 NHK Trophy5 (69.31)4 (138.41)4 (207.72)
2009-10 Season
March 9-13, 20102010 World Junior Championships3 (68.75)1 (247.35)1 (216.10)
December 25-27, 20092010 Japanese National Championships3 (57.99)1 (137.23)6 (195.22)
December 2-6, 20092010 Junior Grand Prix Final3 (69.85)1 (136.92)1 (206.77)
November 22–23, 20092009–10 Japan Junior Championships1 (76.00)2 (118.15)1 (194.15)
October 7-10, 20092009 JGP Croatia Cup1 (70.78)1 (130.37)1 (201.15)
September 9-12, 20092009 JGP Torun Cup1 (66.77)1 (131.88)1 (198.65)
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Paola D

May 19, 2013
To be precise, it is an affiliation contract. He belongs to ANA now.

Happy for the kid and for his family! He will stop training at 2.00 am in Sendai, which is totally insane!

Right. Flight fares were a huge burden on his family's finance. It is good they are relieved from it now.:)
ANA says they are going to consider various supports for him and making a live-size 3D figure of him may be one of the possibilities. Really? :eek: Will we get to see it at airports?


This article says ANA is going to support not only his transportation, but also coaching fees, choreography fees, costumes and rental charge of rinks, basically all his activities. If it's true, SPLENDID!


The offer was made by ANA this March.


Nishimura, executive managing director who attended the press conference with Yuzuru said they had been in a love-each-other relationship and they yielded to that simle of Yuzu.:laugh:


ANA is planning on his activities as " face of ANA"


Here's his symbol mark.


Their catch copy for him is "Wings to Hanyu".



On the Ice
Feb 3, 2013

Yuzuru Hanyu
Affiliation Contract with ANA, Press Conference
Roughly 2:30 P.M., Yokohama City

00:02 - Yuzuru Hanyu, a promising 18-year-old figure skater at the Sochi Olympics next year, attended the press conference for his corporate affiliation contract.
00:11 - As a young reigning champion at the last All-Japan Championships, he spoke of his resolve in light of his first participation in an Olympic Games.
00:19 - Heading towards the Olympics, I haven't got the slightest idea on what I should do to get there, but I'd like to sincerely embrace the supports from various people and work hard towards the Olympics in order to be able to leave good results.
00:35 - Last week (Friday, Shin Yokohama Skate Center), our ('Every') staff paid a visit to Yuzuru Hanyu who participated in an ice show.
00:45 -
Yamamoto: What kind of performance are you gonna show us?
Hanyu: Well, today I'm doing last season's short program and I'm gonna put all my heart into it.
00:56 - Miki Ando, who plans to make a comeback to competition this coming season and other top Japanese athletes, gather here at Dream On Ice
01:11 - Hanyu made the last appearance.
The program he skated was last season's short which at the time was able to turn in new world records.
He lands quads, a huge element so effortlessly.
Taking advantage of this prominent technical strength, he made his ascent to the second place of the current World Standings.

01:40 - Sochi Olympics is quickly approaching in seven months
As an 18-year-old medal favorite, we asked him about his thoughts
01:50 - Heading towards the Olympics, are there any aspects that you think, need to be reinforced, that you need to step up?
01:55 - This coming season, I'd really like to work towards delivering fully-realized performances. I'd like to master the programs without letting all the things I've challenged, go down the drain.
02:07 - One of the things that Hanyu wishes to accomplish is a challenge that he started last year.
02:15 - That challenge is to prevail over a new type of quads, quad salchow.
02:22 - This quad salchow combined with the quad toe loop that he has already mastered, constituted the two types of quads that were incorporated into his (free) program.
02:33 - It's an extremely difficult scheme that is challenged only by a few people in the world.
02:40 - Last season, Hanyu challenged two types of quads in all competitions.
02: 47 - However, out of seven competitions, he was only able to succeed once.
02: 53 - Despite all that, he had his own reason to keep challenging himself.
02:57 - I thought that I had to challenge myself no matter what for the sake of the Olympic season.
03:05 - Last season, six Japanese men medalled at all major international competitions. However, the number of tickets to the Sochi Olympics is limited to merely three. A do-or-die battle for the seat on the team has long since begun.
03:19 - I didn't want to give up two types of quads no matter what.
I think it'd be difficult to take part in the Olympics if I don't deliver performances that are ultimately perfect.
03:33 - Pursuing further growth, Hanyu moved his training base to Canada last year.
03:40 - How did you feel about moving to Canada?
03:43 - Having moved to Canada... well, English is difficult. *laughs* That was my first impression.
03:50 - This is a footage from January last year. At the time, Hanyu was in the sophomore year of high school.
04:01 - I really don't get it. I'm screwed. Hmm..... I don't really like English.
04:17 - A high-achieving student, Hanyu considered English his weak point.
04:25 - However, as he's currently being instructed by a Canadian coach, he naturally has to converse in English.
04:37 - Amidst his struggles with communication in English, a certain realization dawned on him.
04:44 - As I was filled with impatience of not being able to speak English, I felt that thoughts I hide within myself are also important. As long as my core is still intact (he's talking about being strong-willed and unwavering here), it's fine in itself.
04:58 - You were talking about your "core", would you mind revealing it us? What is it about?
05:02 - Well, one thing within myself that definitely won't falter is the desire for self-improvement. I'd like to keep holding onto it.
05:14 - The desire to improve that leads him to the Sochi Olympics.
05:19 - We asked him about his thoughts as he sets his sights on the Olympics for the first time.
05:24 - Here you go. (Written: "To keep an eye on myself! Yuzuru Hanyu")
I'd like to keep an eye on myself. I want to have a complete grasp of where, at what kind of place I am right now and find what I'm supposed to do.I'd like to treasure each and every aspect of my daily training and daily life while climbing upwards step-by-step.
By the way, I don't know what awaits me at the end of the steps. It could either be the highest or the lowest end.
I'd like to move forward step-by-step while aiming for the top.


On the Ice
Feb 3, 2013

Hanyu, affiliation contract with ANA, overwhelmingly strong support towards Sochi Olympic Medal

Yuzuru Hanyu, 18, male figure skater entered into an affiliation contract with All Nippon Airways (ANA) on July 1 and a press conference was held in Yokohama City.
Hanyu whose training base is in Toronto, Canada, will receive full support for competition-related expenses in addition to the provision of airline tickets.
Bound to a sizable contract which value includes a signing bonus and is estimated at 30 million a year, Hanyu eagerly spoke of his thoughts, "The road to Sochi Olympics is long and steep, but I'd like to embrace this support and work my hardest to pay my dues good and proper."


Sponsor astonished by an Honors Student, Hanyu's comment

Yuzuru Hanyu (18), 2012 Worlds Figure Skating Championships' Bronze Medalist, was present at the Press Conference held on July 1 in light of his Affiliation Contract with All Nippon Airways (ANA). Hanyu spoke of his aspiration, "I'm extremely happy. The road to Sochi Olympics is long and steep, but I'd like to keep myself firmly on the ground and work my hardest in order to live up to the support."

The length of the contract is one year. The contract value, including a signing bonus, is undisclosed, however, he will receive support with regards to transport to his training base in Canada among others.
"My name contains the character 羽 (feathers) while figure skating 'jumps' represents 跳ぶ (to jump), which are in line with ANA's 翼 (wings)," declared Hanyu, drawing an exquisite analogy.
"Splendid. For the record, this was not pre-arranged," Ken Nishimura, ANA Executive Vice President voiced out his admiration for such a comment befitting of an Honors Student.

It's seven months away until Sochi Olympics. "I'm still not at the stage where I'm able to talk about my programs and costumes," said Hanyu, maintaining a discreet stance, nevertheless embracing the support reassuringly to aim for the big stage.

Paola D

May 19, 2013
Thank you zydeco88 for all the hard work.


They seem to be really fond of him. I feel there’s something more than a business relationship. I feel their love for him. Happy to read, "We will support him with all our power."


On the Ice
Feb 3, 2013
Unfortunately, they'll broadcast the 06/07 evening show. But he did 4T-3A-3A in the evening show anyway, so hopefully we'll get to see this next week. :yay:
He's insane. He's been landing this 4T-3A-3A sequence like it's nothing, in DOI last show and FaOI last evening, and he just had to up and go for the 4T-3A-3A-3A-1A sequence, how many 3As do you plan to add, Yuzu?!!