“It’s just that I am frustrated. I’ll do my best tomorrow. At the K&C, my teammates kindly said to me ‘don’t mind!’, but it’s not serving the interest of the team if I cannot execute my best. Of course, there is my own feeling of frustration, but this frustration is also for the sake of the team Japan. As I made that performance in the last competition [the Worlds], I think people will always expect me to execute that level of performance. In that sense, I would like to transform the pressure and the expectation [from others] to my strength.”
Figure Skating Team Trophy: Team Japan defended their lead on the second day of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating with 81 points. Team USA moved up on spot and sits in second now with 78 points while Russia slipped to third at 74 points.
Yuzuru Hanyu and Shoma Uno kept their team in the top position by finishing first and second in the Men’s Free Skating.
Team USA’s highest scoring members were Madison Chock/Evan Bates who took second place in the Free Dance.