“Like elder brother and younger brother”
(Shoma and Keiji’s interview in Quadruple 2017 Extra magazine. Thanks to @chestnutskating for the scans!)
Shoma Uno and Keiji Tanaka have been leading Japanese men’s figure skating since they were juniors, and they finished gold and silver at this season’s Japanese Nationals. Their joint interview became a reality after they finished their segments at Worlds. We got a sneak peak into the 19 and 23 year olds’ raw, true selves which we do not get to see most of the time.
– Well done at the World Championships. Were you in the same room this time?
K + S: Nope, we weren’t.
S: We haven’t roomed together much since we became seniors right?
K: Nope, not normally.
– You roomed together frequently when you were juniors.
S: Yep, that’s right.
K: We did room a lot when we were juniors.