grand prix final 2012

Introduction Post: Yuzuru Hanyu

I am a bit confused as to why I was asked to do this since I thought there are quite a lot of posts out there already, but… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So sit down, grab a blanket, and have some popcorn; this is going to be long.

‘Cause we’ll be talking about this nerd:

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well then, catch me if you can ||  misc. sizeable point gaps in int'l comps by select skaters of asian descent
mao asada } 2013 nhk trophy (15.78 pts.)
daisuke takahashi } 2012 world team trophy (16.26 pts.)
pang/tong } 2011 four continents championships (17.66 pts.)
shen/zhao } 2009 skate america (29.58 pts.)
patrick chan } 2013 trophee eric bompard (31.68 pts.)
yuzuru hanyu } 2014 grand prix final (34.26 pts.)
yuna kim } 2012 nrw trophy (42.60 pts.)
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…

I have no idea what the context behind this is because the page it came from is in Vietnamese and when you try to load this image fullsize it turns into some sports team celebrating a victory at the “2012 Grand Prix finals” but apparently someone made this in some game and it’s delightful.

2012-12-13: (Grand Prix) Final

The Grand Prix Final has ended,
and I’m back from home from Sochi!
Thank you for all of your support!

My performance for the free was frustrating,
but I gained a lot out of the entire competition.
For everyone cheering me on,
I’m sorry for always putting you in such heart-stopping situations.
But it makes me so happy that you’re always watching over me.

I had a lot of feelings being in Sochi for the Final.

The Iceberg along with the colors of sunrise.

Hotel hallway at 8:00am
It looks exactly the same at night. Lol.

The borscht and piroshki party was delicious!

Canon’s photo of me.

With Mao♪

Team Howa. Fei*, congrats on your bronze medal!


I danced and laughed so much at the banquet 
my sides were hurting. Lol

It won’t be long until Nats,
let’s all do our best!

Moving forward,
one step at a time.

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T/N: Fei* = Hino Ryuju. Japanese derivation of Russian nickname, Fedya. :)