And so WTT 2017 has come to an end, which also marks the end of the 2016-2017 season! Congratulations to Team Japan who won!
There were many things that came along with this season, skaters fighting for their quads, be it first-time appearance quad loop, challenging quad lutz, eye-opening quad flip and that heart-dropping quad sal-triple toe!! Not forgetting the occasional triple axels that decides to screw people up or the crazy scores that stunned everyone, the high level of artistry displayed… this season has been one heck of a ride!
We witness greatness, or as Johnny Weir calls it “majesty” and “royalty”, as Yuzuru Hanyu once again broke a world record with a breathtaking FS during Worlds, with a score of 223.20, earning him a gold medal—a huge comeback from 5th place in SP. Similarly, Evgenia Medvedeva broke many world records this season too, displaying her prowess in figure skating and her unbelievable consistency.
This season, however, also marks many sad departures. Following the retirement of Misha Ge and Mao Asada, Kanako Murakami has too announced hers at the end of WTT. It is saddening to see many great skaters leave but their spirit will forever remain on this field, pushing the younger skaters on. We wish them the best in their future endeavours!
And so it’s the end of 2016-2017 season! Goodbye to the amazing programs and all the best for their next and OLYMPICS!!