“News Every” (aired on 12 Oct 2017) - my partial, brief translation:
Aug 2017, Yuzu: “The desire to win the gold medal at the Olympics is very strong.”
Narrator: This Olympic gold medal dream started when he was in elementary school.
2008, 14 year-old Yuzu:
“Arakawa-senshu (athlete) won the Olympic gold medal and I want to be the 2nd Olympic gold medalist from Sendai.”
Narrator: Shizuka Arakawa is from the same home rink as Hanyu.
2011, 16 year-old Yuzu:
“I am practising in the place that Shi-chan (Shizuka) was practising before, so I feel that I want to work hard to reach there too (Olympic gold).”
2014, 19 year-old Hanyu won the gold medal at Sochi Olympics. However, in interviews after that:
“Yesterday was the free skate. I am full of regrets.”
“I was unable to show fully my capabilities on that big stage, and I have regrets about that.”
“It feels like I lost to myself.”
Narrator: He pushed forward, putting no limits on himself.
In 2015 Nov, at NHK Trophy, he re-wrote the history of the skating world (set world records in SP, FS and total score). And he kept on challenging himself.
2016 Jan, talk show with Arakawa-san.
A: You are someone who seems to have no limits.
Y: There is still more that I can do. Now I am practising the quad loop. I want to keep challenging my own boundaries.
Last season (Sept 2016), he was the 1st person to succeed in the quad loop in competition. This April, he won the World Championships with 4 quads and set a new world record for the free programme.
Press conference in Aug (2017): last season’s free programme 4 quads –> this season 5 quads.
3 types of quads: Hanyu explains how he does them.
– loop- takes off on right foot
– salchow- takes off on left foot
– toe loop- left toe pick strikes the ice.
Aug 2017 interview:
He writes on a board: ‘Things I should do now. Follow through/persist now.’
Y: “ 'Things I should do now’ refer to things that I have been thinking about since Sochi Olympics. Things I have been thinking about and things that I want to put into action, I want to follow through properly on all these things.”
“The regret behind the gold medal at Sochi has been a great driving force for me these 4 years.”
“I would like to accomplish it on the Olympic stage.”
–video thanks to pino16.17
Some pics from the video:
(Below: Yuzu in 2007, when Arakawa-san visited her home rink in Sendai. Such a cutie.)
[thanks to twitter fans for the pics!]