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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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I think sports is very cruel. Those who made the most effort may not always leave the best results. However, those who don’t work hard certainly can not leave the best results.
In order to achieve the best results, Thank you for your support.I will continue to gratitude everyone who support me and would like to continue to pursue every day from now on.
—  Yuzuru Hanyu (this is from his speech after winning OGM in 2014, still 19 years old here) [x]
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“We’re so proud of our team,” said defending Olympic champion ice dancer Tessa Virtue. “I think Canada really showed its true colours. It’s so special to be a part of this event.” 

Canada wins Silver in the first ever Olympic Team Figure Skating Event in Sochi 2014 || Mens SP, Pairs SP - February 6th | Ice Dance SD, Ladies SP, Pairs FP - February 8th | Mens FP, Ice Dance FD, Ladies FP - February 9th | Medal Ceremony - February 10th

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Let me look back… and holy shit i’m so emotional right now, because there was the most epic moments of my skijumping life and then he was the happiest Man alive ❤i’m so glad that i live in the same time as he 🙏

Hanyu, enters the Continental Championship in Korea "It is perfect"

[Hanyu’s arrival at Incheon International Airport being welcomed by Korean fans]

Figure Skating · Sochi Olympic gold medalist Hanyu Yuzuru (22) = ANA = arrived in Korea where the four continents championship (16 ~ 19th) will be held.

I was greeted by over 100 fans. Although I was worried that I had missed the All Japan Championship at the end of last year which was taking five consecutive championships, I’m in good shape. “Yes, it is perfect, I came firmly” and showed a smile.

This tournament will be held on the same rink as the PyeongChang Olympics in 2018. The men’s short program (SP) will be held on Feb 17th.

wanderwine-hub  asked:

Yuuri and Viktor wearing each others Olympic team jackets

YESSSSS. There’s already so much art of Yuuri wearing Victor’s Sochi jacket, since we know Victor wears that one around, but we need Victor wearing Yuuri’s!! 

OOOOOH!! 

Yuuri kissing Victor’s Sochi gold medal while Victor kisses Yuuri’s Pyeongchang gold medal.  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Episode 1: Victor and the Phantom Olympics

I still find it a little odd that, while Victor is clearly on the Russian 2014 Sochi Olympic team, not once was his participation or medal status mentioned other than the visual cue of the team jacket. Yet, it was explicitly mentioned that he won everything else that skating season. 

GPF, Sochi (December 6–9, 2012): Gold

Russian Nationals, Sochi (December 24–27, 2013): Gold

European Championships, Budapest (January 13–19, 2014): Gold

Olympics, Sochi (February 7–23, 2014): ???

World Championships, Saitama (March 24–30, 2014): Gold

It seems odd that the Episode 1 TV announcer would fail to mention a potential Olympic medal while explicitly stating Victor’s success in all other competitions that season. Since Victor is consistently portrayed as miles above his competition, something catastrophic would have needed to occur to keep him from the podium–a bad fall, an injury? The latter seems unlikely since he competed and won gold at Worlds a month later. 

While it’s obvious that the creators avoid direct mention of Olympic games to avoid the inevitable legal battle with the IOC, they have employed verbal and visual workarounds to reference both the Turino and PyeongChang Olympics.

In Episode 10, Victor is clearly shown with a gold medal from the 2006 Torino Olympics, but there’s no Sochi medal in sight. 

In Episode 8, Seung Gil’s coach name drops the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. 

So, why didn’t the Episode 1 TV announcer simply name drop the Sochi games? It would probably get quite confusing to state something like “After the Grand Prix finals, [Victor] won the Nationals in Russia, and took gold in both Sochi in February and the European Championships.” February would have to be specified because the GPF, Russian Nationals, and Olympics were all in Sochi that season. While the omission of Victor’s Olympic performance is glaring, it is possible that they avoided the name drop in Episode 1 to avoid “Sochi confusion.”

The lack of a Sochi gold medal in Episode 10, however, is odd. Victor probably didn’t take the gold in Vancouver 2010 since that medal is also absent. While practicing jumps with Yuuri, Victor implied that he has suffered a serious injury, possibly multiple injuries, in the past. It’s possible he had to sit out the Vancouver games due to injury (or else just placed lower on the podium or didn’t medal at all). However, in Sochi, he was at the top of his game and mid-winning streak. It was unlikely he was injured since he competed at Worlds shortly after. If Victor Nikiforov underperformed at the Olympics, you’d think that’d be just as newsworthy as getting the gold. 

So, what happened at Sochi 2014? The World may never know and Victor will continue to taunt us with his mysterious team jacket because he’s extra like that. 

Yuzuru Hanyu, placed 1st after SP “To be honest, I’m regretful”

At Skate Canada Autumn Classic (held in Barrie, Canada), Hanyu performed his short programme and received 93.14 points. He led after short programme and scored 6.61 points above Nam Nguyen, who is at 2nd place.

The Sochi gold medalist performed his short programme from last season, Chopin’s “Ballade no.1”. Although he made some mistake and put his hand down at landing the 4T in the second half of the programme, he successfully landed a triple axel in the start of the programme and a triple lutz- triple toe combination after the 4T.

“To be honest, I’m regretful.”

Yuzuru Hanyu: “To be honest, I’m regretful. I felt like I was well-prepared during 6 mins practise. I had a great feeling [about the programme] even after that and during the warm up before the 6 mins practise. So, I’m regretful [as I messed up the landing of] the 4T, even though I was able to hold on to the lutz-toe. I found myself a task to work on at this competition”

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