[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu SharePractice – 20220810

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

All articles originally published 10 August 2022

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Translation:ย AFT
Proofreading:ย @tsukihoshi14

Part 1

ใ€€ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆ็”ทๅญใง14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œใงไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใ‚’้”ๆˆใ—ใ€ใƒ—ใƒญ่ปขๅ‘ใ—ใŸ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใ•ใ‚“๏ผˆ27๏ผ‰ใŒ10ๆ—ฅใ€ไป™ๅฐๅธ‚ใฎใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏไป™ๅฐใงๅ…ฌ้–‹็ทด็ฟ’ใ€ŒSharePracticeใ€ใ‚’่กŒใฃใŸใ€‚

On August 10th, Yuzuru Hanyu (27), who turned professional having won two Olympics back to back at Sochi in 2014 and Pyeongchang in 2018 for Men’s figure skating, and turned to pro held an open practice called โ€œSharePracticeโ€ at Ice Rink Sendai in Sendai City.

็ทด็ฟ’ใฎๆง˜ๅญใฏใ€ๅ…ฌๅผYouTubeใƒใƒฃใƒณใƒใƒซใ€ŒHANYUใ€€YUZURUใ€ใงใƒฉใ‚คใƒ–้…ไฟกใ€‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไบบ็”Ÿใฎ็ฌฌ2็ซ ใŒๅง‹ใพใฃใŸใ€‚

There was a live stream to share the practice session on his official YouTube channel, โ€œHANYU YUZURUโ€. The second chapter of his skating life has started.

็ทด็ฟ’ๅพŒใฎไธ€ๅ•ไธ€็ญ”ใฏไปฅไธ‹ใฎ้€šใ‚Šใ€‚

Q&As after the practice are as follows. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅ›žใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ๅ…ฌ้–‹ใฎๆ„ๅ›ณใฏใ€‚

Q: What is your intention of sharing the practice session this time?

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€‚ใพใšใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใจใ—ใฆๆดปๅ‹•ใ—ใฆใ„ใใซใ‚ใŸใฃใฆใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใชใ‚“ใ‹็ทด็ฟ’ใฎๅ…‰ๆ™ฏใจใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใจใ€ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใซใคใ„ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’่ฆ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ๆฉŸไผšใฃใฆใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใชใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚

Well, first of all, as I start to do the activities as a professional (athlete) from now on, I think there are scarce chances to show my practice sessions, or my challenge for the quad Axel.

ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚„ใฃใฑ่ฆ‹ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ‚‚ใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ไธญใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ€ใใฎใ‚ขใ‚นใƒชใƒผใƒˆใ‚‰ใ—ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ๆ นๆœฌ็š„ใซใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใ•ใ‚‰ใซ่ฟฝๆฑ‚ใ—็ถšใ‘ใ‚‹ๅงฟใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ๆฉŸไผšใซใชใ‚Œใฐใ„ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ๅ…ฌ้–‹ใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚คใƒ™ใƒณใƒˆใ‚’ใคใใฃใฆใฟใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

However, there are people who want to watch my practices. In that situation, I thought it would be nice if I could create an opportunity for them to watch my athleticism, or should I say, my attitude of continuously pursuing things, which I fundamentally have in myself. Thatโ€™s why I created this event of sharing my practice session.

ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๆ€ฅใใ‚‡ใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใ‚„ใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆผ”็›ฎใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ๆŽ›ใ‘ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆ›ฒใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Š้™ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸไธญใงใฏใ‚ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใจๅŒใ˜ๆง‹ๆˆใฎใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใจๅŒใ˜ๆง‹ๆˆใฎSEIMEIใ‚’ใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใ™ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒไปŠๅ›žใฎ็›ฎๆจ™ใงใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ†ใพใ„ใ‚“ใ ใฃใฆใ„ใ†่จผๆ˜Žใ—ใŸใ„ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใใ†ใ„ใ†ๅผทใ„ๆ„ๅฟ—ใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใˆใƒผใ€ไปŠๆ—ฅๆœ€ๅพŒใพใงใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ๆป‘ใ‚Šๅˆ‡ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€

Since it has been decided hastily, the programs that I can perform and the music that I can play were quite limited, I think. However, skating clean to SEIMEI with the same layout I did at the Olympics, I mean PyeongChang Olympics, was my goal this time.

And also I find myself having a strong resolution of wanting to prove that I am better than I was at that time. So today, I skated that program until the end.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็ทด็ฟ’ใงใ€ŒSEIMEIใ€ใ‚’้ธใ‚“ใ ็†็”ฑใฏใ€‚

Q: Why did you choose โ€œSEIMEIโ€ for this practice session?

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใฎSEIMEIใฎใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ‹ใชใ‚Šๅผทใ„ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใ€ใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใ—ใใ‚ŒใŸใ‚ใ‘ใงใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใƒชใ‚ซใƒใƒชใƒผใจใ‹ใ†ใพใใ„ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ†็‚นใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใซๆœฌๆฅใ—ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸๆผ”ๆŠ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่ถณ้ฆ–ใฎ็Šถๆ…‹ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚

ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใพใ ใ€ใใ“ใพใง็ขบ็Ž‡ใŒ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚ใ‘ใงใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ไปŠๅ›žใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใจใ—ใฆใฏใ‚ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ๆˆ้•ทใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใ›ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไธ€็•ชๅผทใ‹ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Actually, people probably have a strong impression of the SEIMEI program that I skated at the PyeongChang Olympics. However, I could not skate it clean at that time, and although there were of course other parts that probably made up for it, I must admit that, given the conditions of my ankle and other things, I could hardly give a performance that I had wanted to do back then.

At that time, the probability of my being able to skate that program clean was not that high, so this time, what I wanted the most is to show that I have become better than myself at that time – that would be the strongest point.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•๏ผˆSEIMEIใ‚’๏ผ‰3ๅ›žใ‚‚็ถšใ‘ใฆใ‚„ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใซ็พฝ็”Ÿใ•ใ‚“ใ‚‰ใ—ใ•ใŒ่ฆ‹ใˆใŸใ€‚

Q: You continuously did (SEIMEI) 3 times, and that made us think it is very unique to Hanyu-san.

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„๏ฝžใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ๆœฌๆฅใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใงใ‚‚3ๅ›ž็ถšใ‘ใฆใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจ้–“ใฎใƒˆใƒฉใƒณใ‚ธใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใจใ‹ๆŠœใ„ใŸใ‚Šใ—ใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใ€3ๅ›ž็ถšใ‘ใฆ็ทด็ฟ’ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ๅ…‰ๆ™ฏใซใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่ฟ‘ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใพใ‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใฏ3ๅ›žใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใจใ‹ใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉ๏ผˆ็ฌ‘ใ„๏ผ‰ใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจไปŠๆ—ฅใฏๆฐ—ๅˆๅ…ฅใ‚Šใ™ใŽใฆ็ฉบๅ›žใฃใฆใ„ใŸ้ƒจๅˆ†ใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใ‹ใชใจใฏๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Well, actually in my usual practices, I could do it 3 times consecutively. Of course, for example, I would omit some more transitions in between, but I do practice it 3 times in a row, so it was a little closer to what you can see at my usual practice. Well, in fact, I can skate it clean 3 times (laugh). I think there was a part where I was spinning wheels since I was too excited. 

โ€•โ€•YouTubeใงใฏ10ไธ‡ไบบ่ถ…ใŒ่ฆ–่ดใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚

Q: There were more than 100,000 people watching.

ใ€Œใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ„ใ‚„ใƒผใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใฎใƒผโ€ฆๅฎŸ้š›ใฎ่ฉฑใ‚’ใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ€้…ไฟกใจใ‹ใ‚‚ๅ‡„ใใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆฅฝๆ›ฒใ‚’ไฝฟใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ใ‘ใงใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ใŠ้‡‘ใŒใ‹ใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ไปŠๅ›žใฏ็„กๆ–™ใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซใ‚‚ๆ€ใฃใฆใ€็„กๆ–™ใงๅ…ฌ้–‹ใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

Thank you. Well, frankly speaking, regarding the live streaming, I do not use my own music pieces, one thing is that it costs a lot. However, this time, I also wanted to allow everyone to watch for free, so I shared it for free.

ใˆใƒผใ€ๅฎŸ้š›ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒไฝฟใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ๆฅฝๆ›ฒใจใ‹ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€็”ณ่ซ‹ใจใ‹ใ—ใฆใ„ใใจๆ€ใ†ใจใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ‚‚ใฃใจ่ŽซๅคงใชใŠ้‡‘ใŒใ‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ—ใพใ†ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใฉใ†ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ€ใใฎใƒใƒฃใƒณใƒใƒซ่‡ชไฝ“ใฎๆดปๅ‹•ใ‚‚ใฉใ†ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่€ƒใˆใฆใฏใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚

In fact, when I think about applying (for the rights to use) the music pieces that I want to use and various other things as well, I think it might cost a much more huge amount of money, so Iโ€™ve been thinking a little about what I should do from now on, or how I can do the activities on my channel itself.

ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซโ€œ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใฃใฆๆ นๆœฌ็š„ใซใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ โ€ใจใ‹ใ€ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅ‡„ใ„่ฏใ‚„ใ‹ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ„ใ‚„ใ€ใใฎไธญใซใ“ใ‚“ใชใซๆณฅ่‡ญใ„ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚‚ใ†ใ€ใ‚ใฎๅฟ…ๆญปใงใ‚‚ใŒใ„ใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ๅงฟใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚’ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใซ่ˆˆๅ‘ณใชใ„ๆ–นใงใ‚‚่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅ…ฌ้–‹ใ•ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€

But I wanted people to know how Yuzuru Hanyu would basically practice, or, people might have a very brilliant image of figure skating. I want them to see that behind such an image, there is me who looks unrefined and is desperately struggling while practicing. I thought Iโ€™d like people who have no interest in figure skating to watch it even a little, and this is the reason I shared my practice session.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ€Œใƒ›ใƒผใƒ—๏ผ†ใƒฌใ‚ฌใ‚ทใƒผใ€ใฎๅ†’้ ญใง4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒซใƒผใƒ—โ€•3ๅ›ž่ปขใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚’่ทณใ‚“ใงใ„ใŸใ€‚็ทด็ฟ’ใงใฏ่ฆ‹ใŸใ“ใจใ‚ใ‚‹ใŒใ€ๆœฌ็•ชใงใฏใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ€‚ไปŠๆ—ฅ่ทณใ‚“ใ ็†็”ฑใฏใ€‚

Q: You jumped a 4Lo-3T at the beginning of Hope & Legacy. We saw it at the practice, but you havenโ€™t done it in actual competitions. Why did you jump it today?

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใฏใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใƒˆใƒผใซใ™ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใซใ™ใ‚‹ใ‹ใจใ‹ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ๆ‚ฉใ‚“ใ ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ไปŠๅ›žใฏSEIMEIใ‚’ใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒ็›ฎๆจ™ใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใƒˆใƒผใใ‚‰ใ„ใซใ—ใจใ“ใ†ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

Well, actually, I wondered which one I should jump, such as a 4Lo, 4Lo-3T, or 4Lo-3A and so on. But this time, my goal was to skate SEIMEI cleanly, so I thought Iโ€™d choose somewhere around a 4Lo-3T.

ๅฎŸ้š›ใฏใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใฎใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใจใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Š็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใฆใ€ๆœฌ็•ชใง็ต„ใฟ่พผใ‚ใ‚‹ใปใฉใฎ็ขบ็Ž‡ใฎ้ซ˜ใ•ใชใฎใ‹ใจใ‹ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ†ๆดปๅ‹•ใฎไธญใงใใ‚“ใชใ€ใใฎ้›ฃๆ˜“ๅบฆใฎใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚‹ๅฟ…่ฆใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ใจใ€ๅพ—็‚น็š„ใซใ‚‚ใŠใ„ใ—ใใชใ„ใ—ใชใจใ‹ใฃใฆๆ€ใ†ใจใ€ใ‚„ใ‚‹ๅฟ…่ฆใชใ„ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใƒใƒ†ใƒณใ‚ทใƒฃใƒซใจใ—ใฆใ“ใ“ใพใงใ‚ใ‚‹ใžใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่ฆ‹ใ›ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ€

In fact, Iโ€™ve been steadily practicing combination jumps with the (quad) Loop, and when I think about whether they have high enough success rate to be put into actual performances, or if I need to do such difficult things in the activities that Iโ€™d like to do in future, (I think) I might not need to do them since they are not even beneficial in terms of scores, but I just wanted to show that I have a potential to this level.

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

Part 2

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไป™ๅฐใงใฎใƒ›ใƒผใƒ ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใธใฎๆ€ใ„ใฏใ€‚

What are your thoughts on your home rink in Sendai?

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ“ใ“ใฎๅพŒใ‚ใงๆ€ใ„ใฃๅˆ‡ใ‚Š4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใฆใ€ใ‚ใฃใกใ‚ƒ่ปขใณใพใใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใ„ใ‚„ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€โ€œใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ๅ›ž่ปข่ถณใ‚Šใชใชใใฆใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ“ใ‘ใกใ‚ƒใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆโ€ใจใ‹่จ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎๆ‡ใ‹ใ—ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ“ใ“ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏ็‰นๅˆฅใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๆ˜”ใฟใŸใ„ใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใช้ธๆ‰‹ใŸใกใจไธ€็ท’ใซ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฉŸไผšใฏใชใใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ๅœฐๅ…ƒใ‚’้›ขใ‚Œใšใซใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๅœฐๅ…ƒใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆ่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚’้ซ˜ใ‚ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฎ็‰นๅˆฅใชๆ„Ÿๆƒ…ใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใพใ‚ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ใ“ใ“ใงๆˆ้•ทใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใคใคใ‚‚ใ€ใพใŸใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ใใฎๅœฐๅ…ƒใซ่ฒข็Œฎใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๅคงๅฅฝใใชๆ•…้ƒทใ‚’ๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚ๆ”ฏๆดใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆดปๅ‹•ใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจใฏๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Well, actually, I used to practice quadruple toe loop (in this rink) right behind me, over there, and fell a lot of times. And Iโ€™m nostalgic remembering that I used to explain โ€œit falls short of rotation since I do like this, then I fall this way.โ€ In fact, being able to practice here is something special. Of course, I no longer have the chance to practice together with various skaters now. Yet, I still have a special feeling for the fact that I do not have to leave this town and Iโ€™m able to continuously brush up my skills by practicing at my home rink. While I want to keep growing here, Iโ€™d also like to contribute to this city, and work hard to do many things to support my beloved hometown, even if only a little. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅๆ•ฐๅนดๅ‰ใซใ“ใ“ใงใ€ๅญใฉใ‚‚ใฎๆ™‚ใซใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใงใ€Œ้‡‘ใƒกใƒ€ใƒซใ‚’็ฒใ‚‹ใ€ใจ่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒ2ๅบฆใ‚‚ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ€ใ“ใฎๅ ดใงๆŒฏใ‚Š่ฟ”ใฃใฆใฟใฆใ€‚

More than ten years ago, here (at this rink), when you were a small child, you said โ€œI will get a gold medalโ€. And you did it twice. Looking back, what do you think about it now?

ใ€€ใ€Œใใ†ใงใ™ใญโ€ฆใพใ‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚„ใฃใจใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใซ็ซ‹ใฆใŸใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅ‰ใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใจใ—ใฆๅˆใ‚ใฆใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใ‚ใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ๆŠซ้œฒใ™ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใงใใฆใ€‚ใงใ€ใพใŸใใฎไธญใงใ‚‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ๆœ€ๅˆใฎใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใฎใจใ“ใ‚ใงSEIMEIใ‚’ใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใ™ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใซใ‚‚ใ€ใพใŸใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซใ‚‚ๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใ‚ฝใƒใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚‚ใ€ๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚‚ใ€ๅŒ—ไบฌใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚‚ใ€‚ใ‹ใ‘ใŒใˆใฎใชใ„่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่จ˜ๆ†ถใงใ™ใ—ใ€็ตŒ้จ“ใซใชใฃใฆใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚‰ใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจไปŠใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใƒฉใ‚คใƒณใซ็ซ‹ใฃใฆใ€โ€œใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ•ใ‚‰ใซใ†ใพใใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ โ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใˆใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใพใ ใพใ ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ๅฟœๆดใ‚’ใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€

Wellโ€ฆI just came to think that finally Iโ€™m standing at the starting line. Now, in front of everyone, for the first time as a professional (athlete), Iโ€™m able to show my skating. Then among other things, I think that thereโ€™s some meaning as well in the fact that I could skate SEIMEI clean at this very beginning. Of course, Sochi Olympics, PyeongChang Olympics, and Beijing Olympics, all of them are my irreplaceable memories, and have become my experiences as well. Exactly because they were there, now Iโ€™m finally at the starting line, and can think that โ€œIโ€™ll be able to become better and better from now onโ€. So please let me ask for your continuing support.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚‚ใ†ใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใจๆ€ใ†ไบบใ‚‚ใ„ใ‚‹ใ ใ‚ใ†ใจใ„ใ†ไธญใงใ€ใ‚ใˆใฆ4Aใƒใƒฃใƒฌใƒณใ‚ธใจใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€‚

While some people might say you donโ€™t need to continue challenging the 4A, but you dare to do it. Why?

ใ€€ใ€Œใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ„ใ‚„ใƒผใ€ใ‚‚ใ†ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใ€ๅคœไธญใซ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ€ใ ใ„ใŸใ„ใ€‚ๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚ˆใ†ใซไฝ“ๅ‹•ใ‹ใชใใฆใ€ๅ‡„ใ„ๆ‚”ใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใพใŸใ€ใฉใ‚“ใฉใ‚“็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€็ตถๅฏพใซ4A้™ใ‚Šใ‚‹ๅงฟใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจใ€ๆญปใซใ‚‚ใฎใใ‚‹ใ„ใง้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใพใ™ใ€

Well, I usually practice at midnight. So my body did not move as I intended*, and that made me really regretful, but I will practice it more and more, and I absolutely want to show my landing of the 4A. I will continuously work hard for it, as if I bet my life on it. Please support me.

*T/N: According to Nikkan Sportsโ€™ article (https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202208100000580.html), this part would mean that โ€œI could not land a 4A today during the day time since I usually practise it at midnight and my body did not move as I intended.โ€

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅพŒใ€ๅฎฎๅŸŽ็œŒใงใฎๆดปๅ‹•ใชใฉ่จˆ็”ปใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ€‚

Is there any activity that you are planning to do in Miyagi prefecture?

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใš็ทด็ฟ’ๆ‹ ็‚นใจใ—ใฆใฏใพใ‚ใ€ใ“ใ“ใŒใƒกใ‚คใƒณใชใฎใ‹ใชใจใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ใฎๅฎŸ้š›ใซ็ทด็ฟ’ใฎๆ™‚ใซใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๆฅใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๆ–ฝ่จญใฎๆ–นใ€…ใซใ”่ฟทๆƒ‘ใ‚’ใ‹ใ‘ใฆใ—ใพใ†ใฎใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ”ๅ”ๅŠ›ใ‚’ใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ใ“ใ“ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚ใจใฏใ‚ใฎใ€ไป™ๅฐใจใ‹ๅฎฎๅŸŽใฎไธญใงใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใŒใงใใ‚Œใฐใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใชใจใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใฏใ„ใ€

At this point, I think this place would be my primary training base. Nevertheless, if people would come here when Iโ€™m actually practicing, that might cause trouble for the facility staff, so I beg everyone for your understanding and cooperation especially on that matter. I want to continue practicing here from now on, and above all, if possible, I think I want to do ice shows in Sendai or in Miyagi prefecture. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅฎฎๅŸŽ็œŒๆฐ‘ใธใƒกใƒƒใ‚ปใƒผใ‚ธใ‚’ใ€‚

Please give a message to the people of Miyagi.

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใฎใ€ใ„ใคใ‚‚ๅฟœๆดใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใจใ€ใ‚ใจใ‚ใฎๅŒ—ไบฌใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใ‚‚็ขบใ‹ใซ4AใฏๆˆๅŠŸใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใƒกใƒ€ใƒซใ‚‚็ฒใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅฟœๆดใ‚’็ถšใ‘ใฆใใ ใ•ใ‚‹ๅงฟใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ใฃใจใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจๆˆๅŠŸใ•ใ›ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจใ‹ใ€็ตๆžœๅ–ใ‚ŠใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ๆญฃ็›ด็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅฃฐใ‚’่žใ„ใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใพใŸใ€4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ‚ใฎใ€็ตๆžœใจใ†ใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใซใ‚‚่ฒชๆฌฒใซใ“ใ ใ‚ใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅ‰ใงๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ™ใ‚‹ๆฉŸไผšใ‚‚ใฉใ‚“ใฉใ‚“ใคใใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๆฅฝใ—ใฟใซใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Thank you very much for always supporting me. In addition, regarding the Beijing Olympics, actually I could not land the 4A and could not get a medal either, but yet I saw that everyone kept cheering for me, and while hearing everyoneโ€™s voice, honestly, I myself wanted to succeed more and more or wanted to get a result. From now on, I want to have an insatiable appetite for โ€œresultsโ€ again, including the 4A. I also want to create more opportunities to show my performance in front of everyone, so Iโ€™d appreciate it if you are looking forward to it. Thank you.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆ…ฃใ‚Œ่ฆชใ—ใ‚“ใ ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ‚’้ธใ‚“ใ ็†็”ฑใจใ€ใ“ใฎใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใงใฎๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใฏใ€‚

Why did you choose this rink which is familiar to you, and what are some memories from this  rink? 

ใ€€ใ€Œใฏใ„ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ“ใ“ใฏใƒชใƒ‹ใƒฅใƒผใ‚ขใƒซใ™ใ‚‹ๅ‰ใซใ‚ใฎใ€้•ใ†ไผš็คพใ ใฃใจใฏๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใŒใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ๅง‹ใ‚ใŸๅ ดๆ‰€ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ€ไปŠใ‚‚ใƒกใ‚คใƒณใงใ“ใ“ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ•ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆดปๅ‹•ๆ‹ ็‚นใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚‚่พผใ‚ใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ“ใ“ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๅงฟใ‚’ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใŸใฎใจใ€ใ‚ใจใฏใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๅƒ•ไป™ๅฐๅ‡„ใ„ๅฅฝใใชใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใฎๆญฃ็›ดใ€ใ‚ซใƒŠใƒ€ใซ็ทด็ฟ’ๆ‹ ็‚นใ‚’็งปใ—ใŸๆ™‚ใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šไป™ๅฐ้›ขใ‚ŒใŸใใชใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ๆณฃใใชใŒใ‚‰่กŒใฃใŸใŸใปใฉไป™ๅฐใฏๅฅฝใใชใฎใงใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚ŠไปŠใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆไป™ๅฐใงๆป‘ใ‚Œใฆใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ไปŠๅพŒใฎๆดปๅ‹•ใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ‚ใฎใ€ไป™ๅฐใงใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ใงใใŸใ‚‰ใชใใชใ‚“ใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ไป™ๅฐใฎ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใจใจใ‚‚ใซๆญฉใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

OK. Well, this place isโ€ฆ I think probably a different company owned it, and before it was renewed, I started figure skating here. And still now, this is the base of my activities and I mostly practice here. With that in mind, I thought I want to show everyone my practice here. And above all, I love Sendai very much. Honestly, when I moved my practice base to Canada, I went there crying and feeling that I didnโ€™t want to leave Sendai – I love Sendai to that level. So now that I can skate in Sendai, Iโ€™m happy. Additionally, Iโ€™m thinking of doing various things in Sendai, including my future activities. So Iโ€™d like to continue on, together with the people of Sendai.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅฎฎๅŸŽใฎๅญใฉใ‚‚ใŸใกใธใ€‚

To the children in Miyagi prefecture.

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ€ๆญฃ็›ดใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šไป™ๅฐใ€ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใŒใ‚ใฎ้€šๅนดใงใงใใ‚‹ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใŒไธ€ใคใ—ใ‹ใชใใฆใ€‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚‚ใใ—ใฆใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใƒ›ใƒƒใ‚ฑใƒผใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚นใƒ”ใƒผใƒ‰ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใƒˆใƒฉใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚‚ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ็ทด็ฟ’็’ฐๅขƒใจใ—ใฆใฏๅŽณใ—ใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใˆใƒผใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅคงๅค‰ใชไธญใ€ๅƒ•ใ‚‚ใ“ใ“ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ‚ˆใๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ๅคงๅค‰ใชไธญใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅธธใซใ†ใพใใชใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๅ‘ไธŠๅฟƒใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ€ใใ—ใฆใ€ๅƒ•ใ‚‚ใ“ใฎใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใงใ€ใ„ใพใ ใซใ†ใพใใชใ‚Œใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใ‚‚ใใฃใจๅŒใ˜ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใงๆป‘ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€็ตถๅฏพใ†ใพใใชใ‚Œใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅธŒๆœ›ใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ€็†ๆƒณใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚’ๆใใชใŒใ‚‰้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใปใ—ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Honestly, after all, in Sendai, there is only one rink available all through the year. For figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating as well as short track, the practice environment can be said to be severe. I believe youโ€™ve been practicing under such hard conditions – I know well about it since Iโ€™ve been practicing here too – in such a harsh environment. Nevertheless, please keep your ambition of getting better and better. Iโ€™m also continuously becoming better and better here. You also are skating on the same rink (as me) so Iโ€™m sure you can be better. Please have hope, and work hard while envisioning the ideal image of yourselves. Thank you very much.

[ENG TRANSLATION] HANYU YUZURU Youtube ‘2 About the Channel’ – 20220809

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[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu Post Exhibition Gala Interview – 20220220

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All articles originally published 20 February 2022

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Part 1

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใฉใ‚“ใชๆ€ใ„ใ‚’่พผใ‚ใŸใ‹๏ผŸ

Q: What thoughts did you put into your skate today?

ใ€€ใ€Œใฏใ„ใ€ใˆใฃใจใ€‚ใˆใฃใจโ€ฆใพใ‚ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚่ฉฐใ‚่พผใฟใ™ใŽใฆใ€ไฝ•ใŒใ€ใจใฏๅƒ•ใฎๅฃใ‹ใ‚‰่จ€ใ„ๅˆ‡ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ๅƒ•ใฏใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๆป‘ใฃใฆใ“ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ๅƒ•ใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซไฝ•ใ‹ใ—ใ‚‰ใฎๆ„ๅ‘ณใŒ็”Ÿใพใ‚Œใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆใ€ไปŠใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€

Y: Well, there are too many things Iโ€™ve packed in it, and I canโ€™t really say everything [Iโ€™m thinking], but truly, Iโ€™ve been able to skate precisely because everyone is watching like this. And I think some sort of meaning can be created because people watch my performance, so right now, Iโ€™d really like to thank everyone.ย 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใฎๅŒ—ไบฌใฏใฉใ‚“ใชๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงๆœ€ๅพŒใพใงๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใŸ๏ผŸ

Q: How did you feel as you skated until the final moments of the Beijing Olympics?

ใ€€ใ€Œใจใซใ‹ใใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใ“ใจใ€ใใ—ใฆใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ไปŠใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใงใใ‚‹ๅ…จใฆใ‚’ใ€ใ“ใฎใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใฎๅœฐใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใŒๅผทใใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅนธใ›ใชๆ™‚้–“ใ ใฃใŸใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Y: I had the strong desire to do the things I wanted to do and all that I could do in this moment where it can be seen here at the Olympics. Trulyโ€ฆ I think it was truly a happy time.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆ”นใ‚ใฆๅŒ—ไบฌไบ”่ผชใฏใฉใ‚“ใช็ตŒ้จ“ใ€ๅคงไผšใซใชใฃใŸใ‹ใ€‚

Q: What kind of experience and competition were the Beijing Olympics for you?

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ๆทฑใ่€ƒใˆใ•ใ›ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ไปŠใพใงๅƒ•ใฏโ€ฆใพใ‚ใ€ๅŠชๅŠ›ใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใฉใ†ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใ‚‚ใชใ„ๆ™‚ๆœŸใฏใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€‚็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎ่จ˜ๆ†ถใฎไธญใซใ‚ใ‚‹็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใฏใ‚ฝใƒใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ๆˆๅŠŸใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๅคšใ„ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏใ“ใ“ใพใง็ซถๆŠ€ใ‚’็ถšใ‘ใ‚‹ใซใ‚ใŸใฃใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใฎใฉใ‚“ๅบ•ใ‚’ไฝ•ๅ›žใ‚‚ไฝ•ๅ›žใ‚‚่ฆ‹ใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใ‚‚ใพใŸใ€ไปŠๅ›žใ€ๅคงไบบใซใชใฃใฆใ€ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใ€ไบบ็”Ÿใฃใฆๅ ฑใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒๅ…จใฆใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‚“ใ ใชใ€ใจใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ๅ ฑใ‚ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸไปŠใฏใ€ๅ ฑใ‚ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸไปŠใงใ€ๅนธใ›ใ ใชใจใ€‚ไธๆก็†ใชใ“ใจใฏใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚ๅ‰ใ‚’ๅ‘ใ„ใฆๆญฉใ„ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซ้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€

Y: It made me think deeply about a lot of things. Until now, there have been many periods where I had put in all my effort but it was no use. The โ€˜Yuzuru Hanyuโ€™ in everyoneโ€™s memories, like at the Sochi and the Pyeongchang Olympics, may be mostly one of someone successful. But having competed up to this point, Iโ€™ve seen myself hit rock bottom many, many times. So in that sense, this time again, having grown upโ€ฆI think being rewarded isnโ€™t everything in life. But, right now, in this unrewarded present, Iโ€™m happy. There are a lot of unreasonable things, but Iโ€™ll work hard to be able to face forward and to keep walking, even just a little.ย 

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Part 2

โ€•โ€•ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใฎๆ„Ÿๆƒณใฏใ€‚

Q: How do you feel now that you have finished your performance?

ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ‚ใ€ใ‚„ใ‚Šๅˆ‡ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใฏใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใงใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใ€ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใจใ‚‚ใซๅ…จๅŠ›ใงๅ‡บใ—ๅˆ‡ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใใ‚Œใฏ็ซถๆŠ€ใจใ—ใฆใ‚„ใ‚Šๅˆ‡ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆใ€‚4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใ‚„ใ‚Šๅˆ‡ใ‚ŒใŸใชใใฃใฆๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฎใ‚„ใ‚Šๅˆ‡ใฃใŸใงใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€‚ไปŠๆ—ฅใฏไปŠๆ—ฅใงใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚‚ใฎใ™ใ”ใ็ทŠๅผตใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ๅ…จใฆใฎๆ€ใ„ใ‚’ใ€ๅ…จใฆใฎๅนธใ›ใ‚’ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซ่พผใ‚ใฆใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไบบ็”Ÿใฎใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚‚่พผใ‚ใฆใ€‚ใ†ใ‚“ใ€‚่กจ็พใงใใŸใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใ€

Y: Well, I gave it my all, I really did. I did my best for the free skate as well. Well, I think I gave it my all in both the short program and free skate, so I think I can say Iโ€™ve competed with all my might. When I say I gave it my all, I mean I gave it my all, including the 4A. Today is another day I was really nervous, but I put all my feelings, all my happiness into the performance. I think, somehow, Iโ€™ve been able to express various things of my skating life in this performance.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใ‹ใ‚‰ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใฏๆฅฝใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใ‹ใ€‚

Q: Did you enjoy the practice sessions after the free skate?

ใ€€ใ€Œๆฅฝใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซ่ฆ‹ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใˆใ‚‹ใฎใŒใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใญใ€

Y: I had fun, and more than anything, I was happy to be seen by everyone.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผๅพŒใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚‚ใ€Œๆฅฝใ—ใ„ใ€ใจ่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใŒใ€ใใฎๆฅฝใ—ใ•ใฏๆœ€่ฟ‘ใฏ็ตŒ้จ“ใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‹ใ€‚

Q: You said that the practice after the free skate was “funโ€, was that โ€œfunโ€ something you hadn’t experienced recently?

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚๏ฝžใ€‚ๅฎŸใฏๅ…ˆใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใฎใ€ใˆใฃใจใ€ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใ€Žๅคฉใจๅœฐใจใ€ใŒใ€ใงใใ‚‹ใพใงใ€ไฝ“ๅŠ›ใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใจใ—ใฆใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใจใ€ไปŠใพใงใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ€ใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใงใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ‚’ใ€ๅ…จ้ƒจใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใงใ—ใฆใ„ใใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใงใ€ใใฎไธญใซใฏใ€ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€2ๆ—ฅ็›ฎใซใ‚„ใฃใŸใ€Žใ‚ชใƒšใƒฉๅบงใฎๆ€ชไบบใ€ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใพใ‚ใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใ‚‰ใธใ‚“ใซใ‚„ใฃใฆใŸใ€ŽใƒŽใƒผใƒˆใƒซใƒ€ใƒ ใƒปใƒ‰ใƒปใƒ‘ใƒชใ€ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ใ‚ใฎๅพŒๅŠใซ4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใฆใ€ไธ€็•ชๆœ€ๅˆใซใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๆง‹ๆˆใฎใ€Žใƒใƒฉใƒผใƒ‰็ฌฌ1็•ชใ€ใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๆถˆๅŒ–ใ—ๅˆ‡ใ‚ŒใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚ใ„ใ‚ใ‚†ใ‚‹่ฝใจใ—็‰ฉใ‚’ใ€ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจๅ›žๅŽใ—ใฆใ€ๆฌกใซ้€ฒใ‚ใ‚‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚„ใฃใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ โ€ฆใใ‚Œใฏใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅทฑๆบ€่ถณใซใ—ใ‹ใ™ใŽใชใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹่€ƒใˆใฆใ€‚ใ›ใฃใ‹ใ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ใใฎๅ ดใงใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจๅƒ•ใŒ่กจ็พใ—ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ๅƒ•ใŒ่ฆ‹ใ›ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใ€ใใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใŸใกใฎ่‰ฏใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใ›ใฆใ‚ใ’ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆๆป‘ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๅนธใ›ใ ใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ๅƒ•ใฏ่ฆ‹ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ๆป‘ใ‚‹ใฎใŒๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅฅฝใใชใ‚“ใ ใชใฃใฆใ€‚ๅŽŸ็‚นใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ๆ”นใ‚ใฆ็ซ‹ใก่ฟ”ใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€

Y: Ahhh. Actually, last season, until the free program “Ten to Chi to” was ready, as a form of physical training, I tried to skate cleanly all of the programs that I couldn’t do so before.

I skated “The Phantom of the Opera” on the second day of the practice, “Notre Dame de Paris” near the end of the practice session, and the “Ballade No.1” layout in which the 4T was in the second half and 3A was the first jump. There were such a variety of programs, and somehow, in a way, I had digested them all. I was thinking that I could take back what I had left behind and move on. Butโ€ฆ I wondered if that was just a form of self-complacency.

I thought that if there would be people watching me skate, then at that rink, I wanted to properly show them the good parts of those programs that I had wanted to show. That’s why I was happy. I realised that I really like having others watch me while I skate. It’s my origin, but I went back to it and thought about it again.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฏ่ถณๆฌก็ฌฌใ ใจๆ€ใ†ใŒใ€ใฉใ†ใ‹ใ€‚

Q: I guess the World Championships will depend on your ankle ?

ใ€€ใ€ŒไปŠใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ใชใ‚“ใฆ่จ€ใˆใฐใ„ใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใ€‚ใ†ใ‚“ใจใƒผใ€ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใพใงใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใงใฏใ€ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ๆ™ฎ้€šใฏ1้Œ ใฎใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’4้Œ ใใ‚‰ใ„้ฃฒใ‚“ใงใพใ™ใ€‚ใงใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚ฎใƒชใ‚ฎใƒชใฎ็Šถๆ…‹ใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใ€ใใ“ใงใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎๅณ่ถณใ‚’ไฝฟใ‚ใชใ„ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใƒ•ใƒชใƒƒใƒ—ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ„ใ‚Œใฐใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใƒฉใƒณใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใƒณใ‚ฐใฏใชใ‚“ใจใ‹่€ใˆใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ๆฅฝใ—ใ•ใจใ‚ขใƒ‰ใƒฌใƒŠใƒชใƒณใงใชใ‚“ใจใ‹ใ‚„ใฃใฆใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ไปŠๆ—ฅใ€ใˆใฃใจใ€ใ‚ชใƒผใƒ—ใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใƒ•ใ‚ฃใƒŠใƒผใƒฌใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ใพใ‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใƒŠใƒผใƒฌใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใƒŠใƒผใƒฌใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใงใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ใ—ใŸๆ™‚ใซไปŠๆ—ฅใ€1ๅ€‹ใ—ใ‹้ฃฒใ‚“ใงใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใฉใ‚Œใใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ€่ฉฆใ—ใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚ใกใ‚ƒใใฃใกใ‚ƒ็—›ใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใตใตใตใตใ€‚ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ—ใ‹ใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚‚ใƒ•ใƒƒใƒชใƒ—ใ‚‚่ฉฆใ—ใฆโ€œใ‚ใ‚ใ“ใ‚Œใƒ€ใƒกใ โ€ใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ—ใ‹ใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ไปŠใ‚‚ใญใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใพใŸใ€ๅˆ่จˆใ€ไปŠๆ—ฅใง6้Œ ใใ‚‰ใ„้ฃฒใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใฃใฆใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†็Šถๆณใชใฎใงใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ€่ถณ้ฆ–ใฏใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจไผ‘ใพใ›ใฆใ‚ใ’ใ‚ˆใ†ใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใงใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šโ€ฆใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ€ๆ™ฎ้€šใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰่ถณ้ฆ–ใ ใ‘ใงๆธˆใ‚€ๅ•้กŒใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ“ใ“ใพใงๆฅฝใ—ใพใ›ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไธญใงใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€่ถณ้ฆ–ใ‚’ใ‹ใฐใ†ๅ‹•ใใฏๅฟ…ใšใ—ใ‚‚ๅ‡บใฆใฆใ€ไฝ“ใฎใƒใƒฉใƒณใ‚นใ‚‚ใ‹ใชใ‚Šๅดฉใ‚Œใฆใ€ใŸใถใ‚“ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใจใ“ใ‚ใŒ็—›ใใชใฃใฆใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚่ทณใฐใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ„ใ‚‹ใ ใ‘ใงใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจไผ‘ใพใ›ใฆใ‚ใ’ใฆใ€ใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใฉใ“ใพใงๆˆปใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฎไปŠๅพŒใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใพใ ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ใŒใคใ„ใฆใชใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚่€ƒใˆใชใŒใ‚‰็ทๅˆ็š„ใซๅˆคๆ–ญใ—ใฆใ€ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฏๆฑบใ‚ใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Y: Now, yes, what can I say? Well for the practices until yesterday, I’ve been taking, let’s see, about four painkillers where I normally take one.

So, well, I was skating on the edge of my limit, thinking that if I didn’t do jumps that use my right foot such as the loop, flip or lutz (*), well, then,.. I could survive the landing! The rest, I managed with fun and adrenaline.

Today, we had a practice for the opening, or finale, well, the finale. So, when I practised my parts , I only took one painkiller today. I wondered how far I can bear with just one dose, so I tried it, and well, it hurt like hell. Hehehe. I could only jump Axels. I tried loops and flips, and then I thought, “Oh, this is no good,” so I could only do Axel,

I’ve taken about six painkillers today, So I think I’ll give my ankle a proper rest… I don’t know, normally it might be just a problem with my ankle, but since I’ve been enjoying myself so much, I’m sure I’ve been making a lot of moves to protect my ankle (**), and my body has lost its balance, and I’m sure it’s probably hurting in various places.I’m sure it hurts in many parts of my body by just attempting jumps. So, I’m going to give myself a proper rest, although I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to recover from that.

For me, I still haven’t made up my mind clearly about anything, including my future.I’ll think about a lot of things and make an overall decision before deciding on the World Championships.

(*) T/N: we think this might have been a typo or Yuzuru misspoke here. The original text would mean โ€œIf I didnโ€™t do jumps that donโ€™t use my right foot such as the loop, flip, or lutzโ€. Weโ€™ve edited the translation so that it fits the logic of what heโ€™s saying more. He also didnโ€™t attempt the loop, flip and lutz that much at post-competition practice sessions.

(**) T/N: โ€œprotectโ€ here means he was unconsciously trying to cover the movement originally using his right ankle, with other parts of his body.

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

Part 3

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็พๅฝนใซใคใ„ใฆใ€‚ใ€Œ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ๆฅตใ‚ใŸใ„ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€็ซถๆŠ€่€…ใจใ—ใฆๆฅๅญฃใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„่ถฃๆ—จใชใฎใ‹ใ€ใใ‚Œใจใ‚‚้•ใ†ใฎใ‹ใ€‚

Q: About skating competitively. By โ€œI want to carry Yuzuru Hanyuโ€™s skating to the endโ€ (in an earlier interview), do you mean you will continue to do so next season as a competitive skater, or is it something different?

ใ€Œใ†ใ‚“ใจใƒผใ€ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใƒผใƒซใƒ‰ใฏๅ•ใ‚ใชใ„ใฃใฆ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใ†ใ‚“ใ€‚ใ›ใฃใ‹ใใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใฎ็ŸฅๅๅบฆใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ไธญใงใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆใŸใใ•ใ‚“โ€ฆใพใ‚ใ€้œ€่ฆใฃใฆ่จ€ใ†ใจ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏใกใ‚‡ใจๅค‰ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŒใ—ใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆใŸใใ•ใ‚“่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใ€ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ‚‚ใฃใจ็ดๅพ—ใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๅฝขใซใ—ใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ‚‚ใฃใจ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใŒ่ฆ‹ใŸใ„๏ผใฃใฆใ€‚ใ‚‚ใฃใจ่ฆ‹ใŸใ„๏ผใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใˆใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใฃใฆใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใใ‚ŒใŒใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใชใฎใ‹ใ€็ซถๆŠ€ใชใฎใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒๅ ฑใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€ๅ ฑใ‚ใ‚Œใชใ„ใฎใ‹ใ€ๅƒ•ใซใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚่€ƒใˆใŸใ†ใˆใงใ€ใพใ‚ใงใ‚‚ใฉใฃใกใซใ—ใ‚ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฏ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€โ€œใ‚„ใฃใฑใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆๅฅฝใใ ใชโ€ใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใˆใ‚‹ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’็ถšใ‘ใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Y: Well, I donโ€™t think I mind the field. Yes, with so much fame, so much demandโ€ฆ well itโ€™s a little weird for me to say demandโ€ฆbutโ€ฆ the skating of โ€˜Yuzuru Hanyuโ€™ that many people are looking at like this, I want to turn it into something much, much more convincing. After all, because I want to deliver performances that will make even more people want to watch, and ones that they will want to watch more of… I still donโ€™t really know whether that would be at ice shows or in competitions, whether that would be rewarded or unrewarded. So after thinking a lot about it… well, wherever it would be, I want to continue delivering performances that can make everyone think โ€œI like Yuzuru Hanyuโ€™s skating after allโ€ after watching me.ย 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•๏ผˆๅค–ๅ›ฝใƒกใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใ‚ขใŒ๏ผ‰่‹ฑ่ชžใง่ณชๅ•ใ—ใฆใ„ใ„ใ‹๏ผŸ
Q: (From foreign media) Can we ask you something in English?

Y: OK. Sure

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒใƒผใ‚ตใƒณใƒปใƒใ‚งใƒณใซใคใ„ใฆ
Q: (What do you think) about Nathan Chen?ใ€€

ใ€Œ๏ผˆๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใง่ฉณ็ดฐใ‚’่ชžใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚’ไผใˆใŸไธŠใง๏ผ‰ใˆใฃใจใ€ไปŠใฎใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใงๆฑ‚ใ‚ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใฏใ€ๅฝผใŒๅ…จใฆๆŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใฎ็ฒพๅบฆใง4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ‚’ๆฑบใ‚็ถšใ‘ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใฎใฏใ€ๅ‡„ใ„ใ“ใจใ ใ—ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใซใฏใ€ใ‚ใฎ็ฒพๅบฆใง4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ‚’ใšใฃใจ็ถšใ‘ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใงใใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๅฝผใฏๅ‡„ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ€ๅƒ•ใฏใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใง้‡‘ใƒกใƒ€ใƒซใ‚’2ๅ€‹ๆŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใ่จ€ใˆใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใฎ้‡‘ใƒกใƒ€ใƒซใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใฏใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใ‚ฟใƒผใซใจใฃใฆใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ๅคงๅˆ‡ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ ใ—ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๅฝผใŒใ‚„ใฃใจๆ‰‹ใซใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏโ€ฆใ†ใ‚“ใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใฃใฆ่จ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ๅƒ•ใŒ่ชฐใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚็งฐ่ณ›ใ—ใŸใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚่ชฐใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ€ใŠใ‚ใงใจใ†ใฃใฆ่จ€ใ„ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ๅฝผใฏๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ็ด ๆ™ดใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใ‚ฟใƒผใงใ€ใ‚‚ใ†ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€่จ€่‘‰ใง่กจใ™ใฎใŒๅ‡„ใ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ไปŠใฎใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ€ไปŠใฎ็ซถๆŠ€ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎๅ…จใฆใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใฏๅฝผใ ใจๅƒ•ใฏๅฟƒใ‹ใ‚‰ๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚Thank youใ€

Y: (After saying he would answer in detail in Japanese) Uhm, I think that he possesses everything that is asked for in todayโ€™s figure skating. It’s amazing that he has been landing so many quads in such a precise way. I can’t keep landing quads with a precision as high as his, so I think he’s amazing indeed. I can say this because I’ve won 2 Olympic golds: to figure skaters, the Olympic gold medal is more important than anything. I want to praise him more than anyone for finally being able to get that medal. I want to congratulate him more than anyone. He truly is a brilliant skater, it’s really hard to put it into words, but from the bottom of my heart, I really think that he has everything that (is asked for) in todayโ€™s figure skating, in current competitive figure skating. Thank you.