basically Yuzuru has commented that he felt immense regret since his free skate in Sochi and that everything he has done since that day has been working towards showing his best at this Olympics. he wants all the men to skate clean and then he wants to skate clean and win definitively. defending his title brings him unimaginable pressure. those are his hopes for this olys. i have mega respect for his attitude but to be honest i also fear for him if he doesn't achieve his goals
can you imagine if all the top men went clean in pyeongchang though, what an incredible competition that would be. the results wouldn’t even matter to me, it’d be such a treat just to see that much good skating.
i think it’s every athlete’s dream to be able to win while doing their best, when everyone else also does their best. such circumstances are hard to achieve, though. whatever ends up happening, i think yuzuru will be fine in the long run. he’s such a perfectionist who’s rarely satisfied, but he’s achieved so much already, and his legacy doesn’t hinge on one olympic games - neither sochi nor pyeongchang. i would just like him to end his career in a manner that he can be happy with, whether it’s after this season as a 2-time olympic champ, or years from now, if he chooses to continue competing.