Shoma & Yuzuru: 2017 World Figure Skating Championships

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The 2017 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Helsinki, Finland recently and, to the surprise of pretty much nobody the free skate was dominated by Japan’s infamous shōnen-ai duo Shoma Uno & Yuzuru Hanyu.

Shoma Uno, as cute as he is talented, delivered an amazing performance once more, as it is almost expected of him at this point:

But as good as he was, it’s wasn’t quite enough because you don’t need enemies when you have friends like Yuzuru Hanyu who is in the form of his life and left no doubt about who’s in charge for now…

 

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  1. Another flawless performance by Hanyu, and his second world championship title! Even is figure skating is not your bag (lookin’ at you, horselips ;), you have to admire his talent. But I know that watching people dance on ice skates is hard to quantify, so….

    To put it in perspective, Hanyu has broken eleven world records. He currently holds the world records for highest short program, free skate, and combined total scores.

    He is the first skater in history to break the 100-point barrier in the men’s short program, the 200-point barrier in men’s free skate, and the 300-point barrier in combined total score. He’s the first Asian to win Olympic gold (in men’s singles), which he achieved at age 19, the youngest skater to win the title since 1948.

    He is also the first skater in history to successfully land a quad loop (his signature move) in competition. A year later, he became the first skater to land THREE of them, in the second half of his free skate program (as seen in this video.

    He is 22 years old.

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