world's figure skating championships

So some people said Yuri!!! on Ice was unrealistic.

Now take a look at the recent Men’s World Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki:

By the way, notice that Yuzuru Hanyu was 5th in SP but jumped all the way to 1st Place in FS after banging a new world record.

Doesn’t this look, somehow, like a certain familiar Katsudon?

(but with an even higher FS score)

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Yuzuru Hanyu at an interview after his FS:

“After the short programme, I was extremely disappointed. To the extent that I was almost unable to get back up to my feet. Despite that, the trust entrusted to me by my team and skating fans was everything that made my performance today.”

After the short programme, I too was really sad. Not because of the placing but more out of concern for Yuzuru.

Like how he would cry in his hotel room. Like how he would blame himself over and over again last year during WC – I simply couldn’t bear to visualise how painful he must have looked when all of us are not watching.

His face when his FS scores came out – the joy of the present and bitterness from the past – is simply heart-wrenching.

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World Records set at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships

Men

Free Skate - Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN): 223.20

Ladies

Free Skate and Total Score - Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS): 154.40 - 233.41

Ice Dance

Short Dance and Total Score - Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (CAN): 82.43 - 198.62

Free Dance - Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron (FRA): 119.15