Yuzu takes home NHK trophy

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Yuzuru Hanyu won the NHK Trophy in decisive fashion on Saturday night, claiming the title by a whopping 55 points before a packed house at Makomanai Ice Arena. The superstar, who qualified for next month’s Grand Prix Final with the victory, landed four quads in his free skate to “Origin” and triumphed with a score of 305.05 points. Read on… 

If the video is blocked in your country, try this one.

With his second Grand Prix title of the season in the bag Yuzu got his ticket to the 2019 Grand Prix final. And even though he won both competitions by a huge margin it’s hard to overstate how relived he must be.

He injured his ankle in two prior Grand Prix seasons so he was understandably worried the same thing might happen again. Between his asthma and the state of his ankles (which many skaters on his level can relate to, it’s a brutal sport) it’s a miracle that he made it to the final in one piece. But he always gets up again.

I’m sorry (ish) for pestering you all with these skating posts. But for the few who actually care about this, there’s a very wholesome, little special in the video below just for you (should be timestamped at 0:15:20 and if you’d like, Yuzuru skates at 2:56:30 and for the dessert there’s this)

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  1. Yuzuru does it again. He’s a phenomenon on the ice. But how long before 14 year old Canadian Stephen Gogolev unseats the current kings of the ice from their thrones? Gogolev is already being described as phenomenal but skates with cold, unsmiling, clinical precision. His routines do not display the emotional impact displayed by Ilia Skirda, seen here 2 and half years ago. Yuzuru and Stephen both have Brian Orser in their coaching backgrounds, so perhaps Stephen will loosen up to become more relaxed like Yuzuru.

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  2. I understand one of Yuzuru’s secrets, he goes into the essence, becomes the emotion. So deep that he is crying when he finishes. wow. Reminds me of the snowboarder/skater Shaun White when asked how he does what he does says he is just having fun. @Penboy if you use vpn, go to Denmark

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