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Yuzuru Hanyu: 2021-22

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Jan 11, 2008
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 7th December 1994 in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

Hanyū is the 2014 and 2018 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion (2014, 2017), a four-time Grand Prix Final champion (2013–2016), the 2020 Four Continents champion, a three-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013, 2017), the 2010 World Junior champion, the 2009–10 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a five-time Japanese national champion (2012–2015, 2020). He has also medaled at four other World Championships, taking bronze in 2012 and 2021, and silver in 2015, 2016 and 2019.

Hanyū's first competition in season 2021-22 was Japanese Nationals, which he won yet again.

NOTE: This thread is a continuation of the following threads (shown below). The original thread was divided by seasons in order to better preserve it as a whole as it was too large to stand alone.

Season 2019-21
Season 2018-19
Season 2017-18
Season 2016-17
Season 2015-16
Season 2014-15
Season 2013-14
Season 2012-13
Season 2011-12

Season 2009-10

Biographical Info
Personal Best Scores
Total25.10.2019322.59ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019
SP07.02.2020111.82ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
SP Technical07.02.202063.42ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
SP Component25.10.201948.47ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019
FS26.10.2019212.99ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019
FS Technical26.10.2019116.59ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019
FS Component26.10.201996.40ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019

Historic record achieved before 2018/2019 season

Total12.12.2015330.43ISU Grand Prix Final 2015/16
SP22.09.2017112.72ISU CS Autumn Classic International 2017
SP Technical22.09.201764.17ISU CS Autumn Classic International 2017
SP Component10.12.201549.14ISU Grand Prix Final 2015/16
FS01.04.2017223.20ISU World Championships 2017
FS Technical01.04.2017126.12ISU World Championships 2017
FS Component12.12.201598.56ISU Grand Prix Final 2015/16


Official video of all performances at the 2014 and 2018 Olympics

Season 2021-22

2022 Winter Olympics
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rvPLZxd5Zmg

2021 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9EDyk5x3T4
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4XRV9SvL4c

Season 2020-21

2021 World Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM0oe7N2dnM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5-O3fkY8Iw

2020 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orcB4K2a5KA (warm-up, SP and interview in Japanese)
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhFRSWsjCss
SP & FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d73NJspFTfs

Season 2019-20

2020 Four Continents
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6esHHRUI9U / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAFe5afFB3M
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynkMSmW2So8 / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd8f1-NKlJM
Victory Ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No3PkOm1cs8
Gala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFMljiYRrN4

2019 Autumn Classic International
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzo_PYLLM-8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdIMqm_Trpg

2019 Skate Canada
SP: https://youtu.be/isKZK_gWXfU
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vwf3SGKK1U

2019 NHK Trophy
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD9FB0rqatM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T79LvdeoOk

2019 GPF Final
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8KwCZME6Qs
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaE3W3KkxcY
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHP-FDI85dQ

2019 Japanese Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVgRUo4KnK8

Season 2018-19

2019 Worlds Saitama
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OaCxnSFYPk
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxYpok2ABbM

2018 GP Finland
SP World Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knTHi5kXkPU
FS World Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz28iCYirXQ

2018 GP Russia
SP World Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMTL2KQAgWM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPBoukcYicI

2018 Autumn Classic
SP Ted Barton Commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqfz2SwwU_Q
FS Ted Barton Commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsWdN-oKVFw

Season 2017-18

2018 Winter Olympics
SP Olympic Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-7rZ4G1f0w
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23EfsN7vEOA&t=5s

2017 Cup of Russia
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt4lKbc7gVg
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrdhhP5IIgU

2017 Autumn Classic
SP World Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAdqWludlpA
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eRTaC0L8pQ

Season 2016-17

2017 World Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHY57bGjzB4
FS World Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY3IjHwFM54

2017 4CC
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHlQ0zM0nvc
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGNCCfblMsA

2016 GPF
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZHoVWYQgF8
LP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1sY0uck0u4
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzUfs3z2Y1E

2016 NHK
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO_e0prvcsk
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFek7GiKPqg

2016 Skate Canada
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8JMg5iG2Ek
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjqrTsvTiY0

2016 Autumn Classic
SP: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4vmnbq_161002-ac-spニュース⑫_sport
FS: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4vmqs5_161002-ac-fs-hope-legacy-y-h_sport

Season 2015-16

2016 World Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsUXhOTtcI8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd8bNU8bXSk

2016 Japanese Nationals
SP: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3jen33_yuzuru-hanyu-2015-japanese-nationals-sp_sport
FS Video not found

2015 GPF
SP World Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJguKuBL4vQ
FS World Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4KMpb882NU

2015 NHK Trophy
SP World Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn-rlbhamKk
FS World Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAhaNUixLj8

Season 2014-15

Yuzuru's World Championship performances
2015 Worlds SP British Eurosport
2015 Worlds FS British Eurosport

His highest scoring SP of the season 2015 WTT
His highest scoring FS of the season 2014 GPF

Season 2013-14

His highest scoring SP of the season 2014 Olympics
His highest scoring FS of the season 2013 GPF

Season 2012-13

His highest scoring SP of the season 2012 NHK
His highest scoring FS of the season 2012 GPF

Season 2011-2012

His highest scoring SP of the season 2011 Rostelecom Cup
His highest scoring FS of the season 2012 Worlds

Season 2010-11

4c's SP + Fluff
4c's FS- he finished second overall

Season 2009-10

2010 Jr. Worlds SP
2010 Jr. Worlds FS + Medal Ceremony

Season 2008-2009

2009 Jr. World SP
2009 Jr. World FS

Early International Level Career

2008 JGP Merano SP
2008 JGP Merano FS

Baby Pictures

2006 Junior Nationals Japanese Championships

2004 Won All Japan Novice B
2004 Novice B Medal Ceremony, including a clip of Yuzuru skating to "Camptown Races" by Stephen Foster


2020 Japanese Nationals

2020 Four Continents

2019 Skate Canada Exhibition

2019 Fantasy on ice Masquerade

2018 GP Finland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7_CRfIVCtw Finale

2018 Winter Olympics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRxEvHBIjTQ&t=2s EX and Finale (fancam)

2017 COR Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DC4BgdsQNo&t=159s Finale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddQJkghE9WQ EX

2017 Worlds Gala

2016 Worlds Gala

2016 NHK Exhibition

2016 Skate Canada

2015 GPF Finale

2015 NHK Trophy Gala

2015 World Team Trophy +Encore

2015 Gala Side by Side 4 toes wth Javier

2015 Quads at Gala Practice 4Lo

2014 Worlds Gala

2014 Osaka Gala

2013 TEB Gala

2012 Skate America

2012 Worlds Gala

2011 Nebelhorn Gala

2011 4Cs gala

2010 Jr. Worlds Gala

2009 Japanese Nationals Gala

2009 GPF Gala

2007 Japanese Nationals EX


2021-2022 Season
SP: "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso"
FS: "Heaven and Earth" by Isao Tomita; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

2020-2021 Season
SP: "Let Me Entertain You " by Robbie Williams; choreo by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: "Heaven and Earth" by Isao Tomita; choreo by Shae Lynn Bourne

2019-2020 Season
SP2: "Ballade No. 1 op. 23 in G minor" by Frédéric Chopin; choreo by Jeffrey Buttle
SP1: "Otoñal" (Autumnal) by Raúl Di Blasio; choreo by Shae Lynn Bourne, Jeffrey Buttle
FS2: "Seimei" by Shigeru Umebayashi, (from Onmyōji); choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne
FS1: Origin: (rearranged music of Plushenko's Nijinski program. Plushenko gave permission in April 2018); "Art on Ice" by Edvin Marton, "Magic Stradivarius" by Edvin Marton; choreo by Shae Lynn Bourne, Jeffrey Buttle

2018-19 Season
SP: "Otoñal" (Autumnal) by Raúl Di Blasio; choreo by Shae Lynn Bourne, Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Origin: (rearranged music of Plushenko's Nijinski program. Plushenko gave permission in April 2018); "Art on Ice" by Edvin Marton, "Magic Stradivarius" by Edvin Marton; choreo by Shae Lynn Bourne, Jeffrey Buttle

2017-18 Season
SP: "Ballade No. 1 op. 23 in G minor" by Frédéric Chopin; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: "Seimei" by Shigeru Umebayashi, (from Onmyōji); choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

2016-17 Season
SP: "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Hope and Legacy: "View of Silence" (from Pretender); "Asian Dream Song" (from Piano Stories II – The Wind of Life) by Joe Hisaishi; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

2015-16 Season
SP: "Ballade No. 1 op. 23 in G minor" by Frédéric Chopin; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: "Seimei" by Shigeru Umebayashi, (from Onmyōji); choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

2014-15 Season
SP: "Ballade No. 1 op. 23 in G minor" by Frederic Chopin; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber; choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

2013-14 Season
SP: "Parisian Walkways" by Gary Moore; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota; choreo. by David Wilson

2012-13 Season
SP: "Parisienne Walkways" by Gary Moore; choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
FS: Notre-Dame de Paris soundtrack by Riccardo Cocciante; choreo by David Wilson

2011-12 Season
SP: "Etude in D minor, op. 8 no. 12" by Alexander Scriabin; choreo. by Nanami Abe, Natalia Bestemianova, Igor Bobrin
FS: "Kissing You" (love theme from Romeo + Juliet) by Craig Armstrong and "Escape" from Plunkett & Macleane by Craig Armstrong; choreo. by Nanami Abe, Natalia Bestemianova, Igor Bobrin

2010-11 Season
SP: "White Legend" from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, arranged and performed by Ikuko Kawai; choreo. by Nanami Abe
FS: "Zigeunerweisen" by Pablo de Sarasate; choreo. by Nanami Abe

2009-10 Season
SP: "The Bait" and "Bare Island" from the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack by Hans Zimmer; choreo. by Nanami Abe
FS: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff; choreo. by Nanami Abe

2008-09 Season
SP: "Bolero" from Moulin Rouge by Steve Sharples; choreo. by Nanami Abe
FS: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff; choreo. by Nanami Abe

2007-08 Season
SP: "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima; choreo. by Nanami Abe
FS: "Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky; choreo. by Nanami Abe

2006–07 Season
SP: "Amazonic " by Maksim Mrvica; "Danse macabre" by Camille Saint-Saëns; choreo. by Megumu Seki
FS: "Summer Storm" ("Summer" from Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by Ikuko Kawai; choreo. by Megumu Seki

2005–06 Season
FS: From Russia with Love soundtrack; choreo. by Shoichiro Tsuzuki

2004–05 Season
SP: Spartacus by Aram Khatchaturian; choreo. by Shoichiro Tsuzuki
FS: From Russia with Love soundtrack; choreo. by Shoichiro Tsuzuki

Competitive Results

2021-22 Season
2022 Winter Olympics (Individual Event)8 (95.15)3 (188.06)4 (283.21)
December 22-26, 20212021-22 Japanese Championships1 (111.31)1 (211.051 (322.36)
2020-21 Season
April 15-18, 20212021 World Team Trophy2 (107.12)2 (196.76)2 (300.88)
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)
2008-09 Season
February 22 - March 1, 20092009 World Junior Championships11 (58.18)13 (103.59)12 (161.77)
December 25-27, 20082009 Japanese National Championships8 (64.50)5 (117.15)8 (181.65)
November 23-24, 20082009 Japanese Junior National Championships4 (57.25)1 (124.92)1 (182.17)
September 3-6, 20082008 JGP Merano6 (51.06)4 (95.62)5 (146.68)
2007-08 Season
28-30 March 20082008 Skate Copenhagen, Adv. Novice **1 (54.00)1 (94.90)1 (148.90)
November 24-25, 20072007-08 Japanese Junior National Championships7 (49.55)1 (111.47)3 (161.02)
2006-07 Season
April 25-28, 20072007 Novice Mladost Trophy1 (48.79)2 (85.70)1 (134.49)
November 26-27, 20062006-07 Japanese Junior Championships18 (38.80)4 (80.16)7 (128.96)
2005-06 Season
October 29-30, 20052005-2006 Japanese Novice B Championships-2 (67.44)2 (67.44)
2004-05 Season
December 10-12, 20042004 6th Tampere, Finland, Santa Claus Trophy ( Novice) *--1
October 23-24, 20042004-05 Japanese Novice B Championships (6.0 scoring)-11

** Skate Copenhagen 2008: Competition Page only, data was never archived.
Entry and date info here
Scores obtained from videos SP, FS

* 6th Tampere Santa Claus FS Competition. Dec 10-12, 2004. in Tampere, Finland. No link to scoring is available, only a link to Yuzuru's Wikipedia article.

Translated Interview

Dreams On Ice, July 2021

Golden Skate articles and Threads

GS reports on Yuzuru's win at the 2009-10 JGPF

GS report on Yuzuru's 2010 win at Junior Worlds

An interview with Yuzuru from April 2011

GS reports on Yuzuru's win at 2011 Nebelhorn
SP: http://www.goldenskate.com/2011/09/hanyu-wins-mens-short-at-nebelhorn-trophy/
FS: http://www.goldenskate.com/2011/09/yuzuru-hanyu-skates-off-with-nebelhorn-gold/

GS reports on Yuzuru's Win at 2011 Cup of Russia

GS reports on Yuzuru's win at Skate America in 2012
SP: http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/10/hanyu-dominates-at-skate-america-with-world-record-performance/
FS: http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/10/japanese-men-sweep-skate-america-podium/

GS thread praising Yuzu's artistry

Thread on Documentary from 2012, including a translation

2012 thread about his changing coaches to study with Orser..

Yuzuru takes the bronze at his first Worlds in 2012

Thread on Interview with Oda and Matsuoka in 2014

Interview from April 2014 where he discusses what he perceives as his shortcomings

An interview from December 2014

A new interview from June 2015:
"Hanyu: ‘Failure is the stepping stone for success'" By Wei Xiong

Associated thread: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?55494-Hanyu-‘Failure-is-the-stepping-stone-for-success’

Canon Interview after Worlds 2015

Hanyu, Oda and Uno discuss their futures over tea and cakes

2015 GS Article No Rest for Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu

Associated thread: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?57359-No-rest-for-Japan-s-Yuzuru-Hanyu

NHK 2015 Interview with Matsuoka: Hanyu, fired up by competition

GPF 2015 Interview with Matsuoka: Emotions at GPF

GS Article: Hanyu wants performances that stay in hearts

Associated Thread

The Japan News Article: THE PERFECTIONIST / Championship-driven Hanyu strives for mental, physical unity

GS Article: Hanyu: "I want to be challenged" http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...-I-want-to-be-challenged-quot&highlight=Hanyu

Translation: Hanyu on Program construction and Edge jumps http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...yu-on-Programs-and-Edge-Jumps&highlight=Hanyu

GS Article: World Championships SP Highlights http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?63571-Hanyu-I-so-much-enjoyed&highlight=Hanyu

GS Article: World Championships LP Highlights http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?63647-Hanyu-I-felt-comfortable-today&highlight=Hanyu

GS Article and thread: Hanyu leads Men in Pyeongchang https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?69932-Hanyu-leads-Men-in-Pyeongchang

GS Article and thread: Hanyu defends Olympic title https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?69984-Hanyu-defends-Olympic-title

FCC Yuzuru Hanyu Press conference 2018 https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?70576&p=2010651#post2010651

100,000 Attend Yuzuru Hanyu's Victory Parade https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?72538-108-000-Attend-Yuzuru-Hanyu-s-Victory-Parade

Yuzuru Hanyu on ESPN's World Fame 100 List https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?73345-Yuzuru-Hanyu-on-ESPN-World-Fame-100-list

Yuzuru Hanyu receives People's Honor Award https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?74049-Yuzuru-Hanyu-Receives-People-s-Honor-Award

ESPN Dominant Athlete for 2018 Yuzuru Hanyu Ranked 11th https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...N-Dominant-20-for-2018-Ranked-11-Yuzuru-Hanyu

Hanyu's technical viewpoints on judging and the path sport taking https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/t...lth-care-workers-in-japan.87550/#post-2690204

Yuzuru Hanyu's message to Health Care Workers in Japan https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/t...lth-care-workers-in-japan.87550/#post-2690204
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On the Ice
Oct 11, 2018
Why always so far away QQ? And I heard that it's close to impossible to get into Russia as a visitor :/. Not that I would want to go on big trips when the world is still this crazy but why do the skaters need to go on big trips? Thought it would be great for all skaters to go to those competitions which are not too far away from where they train right now. But maybe the location of Rostelecom Cup is closer to Japan than Cup of China? Well....ganbatte, Yuzuru-kun!


Apr 23, 2017
But maybe the location of Rostelecom Cup is closer to Japan than Cup of China?
It's definitely not. But Yuzuru couldn't make a choice in fact as he was the 3rd at Worlds and had to wait for Nathan and Yuma to choose theirs GP events.
On the other hand: Yuzuru's first GP assignments (in 2010) were NHK and Rostelecom, so maybe he wanted to reply them? And CoC wasn't very fortunate for him (and last time he was assigned to CoC, the event was moved to Helsinki...).


On the Ice
Oct 11, 2018
Choosing? Usually they are assigned to the events and can't choose no matter what, no?


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Record Breaker
Dec 8, 2020
Choosing? Usually they are assigned to the events and can't choose no matter what, no?
The top "seeded" skaters get to choose for the most part where they go. This means the medalists at Worlds, people who were 4-6 at Worlds, skaters with a high world ranking, etc. There's a whole protocol for who can choose where they go, and other skaters who aren't as high up can only put in requests for where they go. The federations have some say in who goes where, as does the ISU, and there are some rules as to who can go where. But usually the medalists get where they choose, since they're some of the first people to pick. So Yuzu picked NHK and Rostelecom, but he was somewhat restricted because Nathan and Yuma got to pick above him where they were going.


On the Ice
Oct 11, 2018
Okay! Thank you for the info! I'm sorry. I'm often lazy when it comes to reading the rules thus I didn't know about this. Maybe Yuzu feels a bit regret that he couldn't skate to 'Origin' the way he wanted to and now he wants to show his best skate. All speculation BUT maybe also a little bit of truth ^^. Or do I mix it up again and it wasn't at Rostelecom? My last memory of that competition is that he hurt himself and had to go to the podium on crutches :(.


Final Flight
Mar 9, 2018
He is just too beautiful at DOI ❤️


And today's Masquerade is probably his best performance of it. The intensity and that roar! Just Wow!

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Apr 23, 2017
I've just got an information of the new Yuzuru's thread for the new season. Taking DoI into consideration - what a beautiful and promising start for the Olympic season Yuzuru had :clap:. I'm so glad he decided to return to the Masquerade, it's a great program underlining his advantages as a brilliant, mature performer. And the 1A with a rippon is a piece of art, no less.
Have a wonderful, deeply satisfying season, Yuzu!


On the Ice
Oct 11, 2018
Yuzu says he's started listening to BTS and has become a huge fan, and he'd love to incorporate their music into skating. Can you imagine how crazy the audience would go if he skated to a BTS song?
At least some would. That's true ^^. I'd prefer some of the older songs ^^°. Junhwan would probably be the one to help explain the lyrics ♥.


Final Flight
May 16, 2020
I'm looking forward to his exhibition skating more than his competitive ones. He already has everything, I don't care what he does (or doesn't) achieve this season. I'll just enjoy his pure skating quality in the galas. Last season from him (probably), and far and away the best performer from the men's field, want to see something that encapsulates his best qualities: empathy and gratitude for life.

Will always love this performance:
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