[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu’s message prior to the World Team Trophy 2021 – 210406

Translation: @shinjistarxx
Proofreading: @yuzueco, @axelsandwich
Raw video + sub: @aoyuzu205

Transcript: Yuzuru Hanyu’s comments before World Team Trophy 2021

Source: https://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2021/04/05/kiji/20210405s00079000602000c.html

15日開幕のフィギュアスケート世界国別対抗戦(丸善インテックアリーナ大阪)に出場する日本代表選手が5日、コメントを発表した。2大会ぶり3度目の出場となる男子で14年ソチ、18年平昌五輪連覇の羽生結弦(ANA)は「誰かの光になれるように」と意気込みを示し、以下のコメントを発表した。

The athletes of Team Japan participating in this year’s World Team Trophy (Osaka) released comments on April 5th. Sochi & Pyeongchang Olympics Gold Medalist Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA), who will be participating in WTT for the 3rd time, expressed his thoughts [through a written message in which he wrote], “May I become a light for someone,” and also provided the following comments:

 「色んなところへ行くたびに人がいなくて本当に仕事がない人たちもたくさんいたり、苦しんでいる状況なんだろうな、というのを強く感じました。

ただ、その中でも、会う人、声をかけてくれる人たちが、もちろん世界選手権は完全に良い演技だったとは言えないんですけど、それでも『勇気をもらえました』とか『希望の光』でしたとか、そういう言葉をいただいた時に、僕はたとえ結果が良くなかったとしても、良い演技だったと納得できる演技じゃなかったとしても、誰かのためになれているのかな、という感じがして、それを常に心の中に持ちながら演技したいなと思ってこの言葉にしました」

Yuzuru: In travelling to various places recently, there are not many people out and about, and I felt strongly that there are a lot of people who are out of work and are in difficult circumstances.

However, even amidst that, the people I’ve met, those who reach out to me—of course, I can’t say that this past World Championships was at all a good performance— but even so, when I receive words from people like “you gave me courage,” or am called the “light of hope,” I feel that even if I don’t get good results, or even if it’s not convincingly a good performance (for me), maybe it can be for someone else. I want to carry that in my heart through my performances and so that’s why I chose this phrase.

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