four continents 2013


A compilation of all the skater cameos in Yuri!!! on Ice:

These little shoutouts to the real figure skating world amused me greatly while watching the anime, so I’ve decided to mash them all into one post:

Yuzuru Hanyu - Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2014 World Champion, four time Grand Prix Final Champion (2013-16), two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013), four time Japanese National Champion (2013-2016), current world record holder for highest short program, free skate, and combined score. 

Stephane Lambiel - two-time World Champion (2005–2006), the 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Champion (2005, 2007), and a nine-time Swiss national champion (2001–08, 2010).

Nobunari Oda -  2006 Four Continents Champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist (silver in 2009 and 2010; bronze in 2006 and 2013), 2008 Japanese National Champion. Now works as a professional skater and TV commentator, and also specifically requested to appear on Yuri!!! on Ice (I’m still laughing, what a dork) 

Evgeni Plushenko - four-time Olympic Medalist (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 & 2010 silver), three time World Champion (2001, 2003, 2004), a seven-time European Champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), a four-time Grand Prix Final Champion (1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05), and a ten-time Russian National Champion (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012–2013)

Florent Amodio - 2011 European Champion, a four-time French National champion (2010, 2013-2015), and the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion

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So I was just thinking about everything Yuzuru, Javier & Nam have achieved since training with Brian Orser

Yuzuru: A Four Continents Silver Medal (2013), a Grand Prix Final Silver Medal (2012), 3 National Championships (2012, 2013, 2014), 2 Grand Prix Final Titles (2013, 2014), a Winter Olympic Games Gold Medal (2014), a World Championship Title (2014), a World Championship Silver Medal (2015).

Javier: 3 European Championships (2013, 2014, 2015), a Grand Prix Final Bronze (2011) and Silver (2014) Medal, 4 National Championships (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), 2 World Championships Bronze Medals (2013, 2014), A World Championship Title (2015).

Nam: A World Junior Championship (2014), A National Championship (2015).

So the award for best coach ever goes to…


Best of Tatsuki Machida

2006-2007 EX Find Love (Medalist on Ice 2006)
2008-2009 SP Peach ~ Ashihara Story (National Championships 2008)
2009-2010 EX Happy Feet Medley (Nebelhorn Trophy 2010)
2011-2012 EX Don’t Stop Me Now (Medalist on Ice 2011)
2011-2012 EX Concierto de Aranjuez (Japan Super Challenge 2012)
2011-2012 SP Dark Eyes (Four Continents Championships 2012)
2012-2013 SP F-U-Y-A (Cup of China 2012)
2012-2013 EX Demoiselles De Rochefort (World Skating Exhibition in Osaka 2014)
2013-2014 SP East of Eden (World Championships 2014)
2013-2014 FS Firebird (World Championships 2014)
2013-2014 EX Byakuyako (Medalist on Ice 2013)
2014 EX Je Te Veux (Prince Ice World 2014)
2014-2015 SP Fantasy For Violin & Orchestra (National Championships 2014)
2014-2015 FS Symphony no 9 (Skate America 2014)
2014-2015 EX East of Eden: Celebration (Medalist on Ice 2014)
2015 EX The Inheritor (Prince Ice World 2015)
2016 EX Missing You (Prince Ice World 2016)
2016 EX Ave Maria (Japan Open 2016)


countdown to sochi:

浅田 真央/asada  mao/ noun. (1/?)

1. a japanese figure skater

2. olympic silver medalist (2010), two-time world champion (2008, 2010), three-time four continents champion (2008, 2010, 2013), three-time grand prix final champion (2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2012-2013)

3. badass triple axel queen (first junior girl to land the triple axel, first woman to land three triple axel jumps in the same competition)

4. the first singles skater to win all seven of the current events on the grand prix circuit

5. a flawless princess aka perfection on earth

6. possessor of the most precious smile ever

7. a badass competitor and fighter 

This guy here is actually Yuzuru Hanyu a 21 years old Japanese figure skater who competes in the men’s singles discipline. He is the 2014 Olympic champion, the 2014 World champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final champion (2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16), two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013), the 2010 World Junior champion, the 2009–10 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a four-time Japanese national champion (2013–2016). He also have other three medals at three other World Championships ( 2012bronze, 2015 and 2016 silver). –Wikipedia


countdown to sochi:

김연아 /kim yeo-na/ noun. (2/?)

1. a south korean figure skater

2. olympic champion (2010), two-time world champion (2009, 2013), four continents champion (2009), three-time grand prix final champion (2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2009-2010)

3. first south Korean figure skater to win a medal at an isu junior or senior grand prix event, isu championship, and the olympic games

4. first female skater to win the olympic games, the world championships, the four continents championships and the grand prix final

5. current record holder for ladies in the short program, the free skating, and the combined total under the cop (has broken world record scores eleven times - eight of which she set herself.)

6.  has never finished off the podium in her entire career

7. possessor of the best faces, on and off ice - people only wish they could be as flawfree as she is


The Grand Prix series 2014/15 will feature three reigning Olympic Champions – Adelina Sotnikova (RUS), Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov (RUS) as well as Ice Dance World Champions Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (ITA) as well as European Champions, Four Continents Champions, current Olympic and World medalists and World Junior Champions.

The series kicks off with Skate America in Chicago (USA), October 24 to 26. The event

features Olympic Pairs Champions Volosozhar/Trankov (RUS), World silver medalist Tatsuki Machida (JPN), Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten (KAZ) and reigning World Junior Champion Elena Radionova (RUS).

Skate Canada in Kewlona (CAN), October 31 to November 2, is headlined by World silver medalists Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (CAN), European Champion Javier Fernandez, Four Continents Champions Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) and World bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN).

The Lexus Cup of China is the third event and will return to Shanghai November 7 to 9. Olympic Champion Hanyu and Volosozhar/Trankov, World Ice Dance Champions Cappellini/Lanotte and World silver medalist Julia Lipnitskaia (RUS) are among the top contenders. Olympic bronze medalist Elena Ilinykh will compete with new partner Ruslan Zhiganshin in the Ice Dance event.

The series continues with the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow (RUS) November 14- 16 with Olympic Champion Sotnikova, Fernandez and Olympic silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova/ Fedor Klimov (RUS). Olympic bronze medalist Nikita Katsalapov and his new partner Victoria Sinitsina (RUS) are up against their former partners Elena Ilinykh and Ruslan Zhiganshin.

Trophée Bompard in Bordeaux (FRA), November 21 to 23 is the next stop. Machida will face Ten again like at Skate America, Stolbova/Klimov will meet Four Continents Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) and Lipnitskaia is up against Radionova. (And Wagner)

The last spots for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final will be decided in Osaka at NHK Trophy November 28 to 30. Top contenders include Sotnikova, Hanyu, US Champion Gracie Gold, US Champion Jeremy Abbott, 2013 Four Continents Champion Kevin Reynolds (CAN) and Duhamel/Radford.