[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu Beijing Olympics Press Conference – 20220214

There was a live JPN to ENG interpreter at Yuzuru’s press conference whose interpretation as a voiceover can be found here. However, knowing the limitations and time pressure of live interpretation, the Axel with Wings team decided to do our own translation with the benefit of more time and a full transcript of Yuzuru’s words. As always, though we do our best to check our version with multiple translators, we encourage viewers to consult multiple translation sources and interpretations as a point of discussion and to not treat any one translation as a source of truth.

JPN Transcript: @XtYwp15RJJjAhKv, @Vv3fcWGcqtINYOK, @ballade_one, @aoyuzu205, @_1142cla_ra5685, @nhl0hfMfPBM9FwX
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Proofreading: @axelsandwich
Subbing: @Dignatio

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[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu Post PressCon TV Interviews – 20220214


JPN Transcript: @moonright_yuzu
Translation: @axelsandwich, @smpkyk, @yuzueco
Proofreading: @tsukihoshi14 
Subbing: @TrianaNero

TV Asahi with Matsuoka Shuzo

JPN Transcript: @moonright_yuzu
Translation: @smpkyk, @yuzueco
Proofreading: @axelsandwich, @smpkyk, @shinjistarxx
Subbing: @Dignatio


JPN Transcript: @ballade_one
Translation: @yuzueco
Proofreading: @tsukihoshi14 , @smpkyk
Subbing: @nZ6MfIeulsqW1su

Fuji TV

Translation: @smpkyk
Proofreading: @tsukihoshi14 
JPN Transcript: @ballade_one, @XtYwp15RJJjAhKv
Subbing: @jwwmochi

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[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu NHK Beijing Olympics Interview – 20220214

Translation: @axelsandwich,ย @yuzueco
Proofreading:ย @tsukihoshi14,ย @smpkyk
JPN Transcript:ย @aoyuzu205, @ballade_one
Subbing: @dignatio

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[ENG SUB] Nobunari Oda and Matsuoka Shuzo commentary on Yuzuru Hanyu’s FS – 20220210

JPN Transcript:ย @Vv3fcWGcqtINYOK, @nhl0hfMfPBM9FwX, @euBYRocgL6hgbeVใ€@ballade_one
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[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu Winter Olympics โ€“ Post FS Interview โ€“ 20220210

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

All articles originally published 10 February 2022

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Translation:ย @shinjistarxx,ย @tsukihoshi14,
Proofreading:ย @smpkyk, @axelsandwich,




Q: From your expression after you finished your performance, we can tell you carried a lot of things as you fought to get here. What are your feelings on finishing your third Olympics?


Y: Um, well, I think of course the [quad] Axel this time was the closest Iโ€™ve gotten, up until now. I feel that maybe this is the utmost of what I can do for now, the best of Yuzuru Hanyuโ€™s Axel so to speak. And also, of course, the fall on the [quad] Salchow was a big [loss], but, I skated while kind of thinking of it as being incorporated in what made this story of โ€œTen to Chi toโ€ possible.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใƒ‹ใƒƒใ‚ทใƒฅใงๆ‰‹ใ‚’ๆŒ™ใ’ใŸใฎใฏ6็ง’้–“ใ ใฃใŸใ€ไฝ•ใ‚’ๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใฎใ‹

Q: In your finishing pose, you lifted your arms for six seconds. What were you thinking during that time?


Y: It was long [laughs]

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚ใƒผใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใƒใƒผใ‚บใฃใฆๅฎŸใฏใ€Žๅคฉใจๅœฐใจใ€ใฎใ€Žๅคฉใ€ใ€ใ€Žๅคฉใ€ใฎๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ้ญ‚ใ‚’ใƒ‘ใƒผใƒณใฃใฆๅคฉใซ้€ใ‚‹ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใ‚‚ๅƒ•ใฎไธญใงใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚9ๆญณใฎๆ™‚ใซๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ€Žใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขใ‚ˆใ‚Šๆ„›ใ‚’่พผใ‚ใฆใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎๆœ€ๅพŒใฎใƒใƒผใ‚บใจๅŒใ˜ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†ใจ้‡ใญๅˆใ‚ใ›ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใฒใจ่จ€ใง่จ€ใ†ใฎใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๆฐ—ๆŒใกใŒๆธฆๅทปใ„ใฆใ„ใŸใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใฏใ€ใชใ‚“ใฆ่จ€ใˆใฐใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใ€้›ฃใ—ใ„ใชใ€‚ใ‚ใใ“ใพใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒใƒผใ‚บใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆใ€ๅˆ€ใ‚’ใ—ใพใ†ใพใงใŒใ€ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ‚’ใฏใ‘ใ‚‹ใพใงใŒใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎใ‚นใƒˆใƒผใƒชใƒผใ ใฃใŸใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใฏใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Y: Yes, thatโ€™s right, that pose signifies the โ€œheavenโ€ of โ€œTen to Chi to [Heaven and Earth and]โ€, and, well, in a way, in my mind I envision it as if I am sending my spirit to the heavens. Itโ€™s the same pose that I had in the program โ€œFrom Russia, With Love,โ€ which I skated when I was nine years old. So, itโ€™s kind of like projecting my current self on my past self, and itโ€™s hard to explain succinctly, but there are a lot of emotions swirling around. Well, in a wayโ€ฆ hmm how should I put it, itโ€™s difficult. I think that the story of my program continues up to that point, until Iโ€™ve finished that pose, until Iโ€™ve sheathed the [metaphorical] sword, until Iโ€™ve exited the rink.


Q: You put some ice on your face when you exited the rinkโ€ฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œๆœฌๅฝ“ใ€ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ๆญฃ็›ดใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ†๏ฝžใ‚“ใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใงใ€ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใซใชใฃใกใ‚ƒใฃใฆใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๆ‚”ใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใ—ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใญใ‡ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’็ฉใ‚“ใงใใฆใ€ๆญฃใ—ใ„ๅŠชๅŠ›ใ‚‚ใ—ใฆใใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ่€ƒใˆใ†ใ‚‹ๅ…จใฆใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใฆใใŸใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ใ€ๅ ฑใ‚ใ‚Œใญใˆใชใจใ‹ใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ไปŠๆ—ฅใพใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใ€ๆœ€็ต‚็š„ใซใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใ“ใ“ใพใง่ทณใฐใ—ใฆใใ‚Œใฆใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใพใ—ใŸใ€

I was thinking that I was truly thankful. To be honest, uhm. Such a thing happened in the short program. Well, of course I was frustrated, somehowโ€ฆ yes, in my opinion, Iโ€™ve accumulated a lot of things and also put out the right efforts until now, and I think Iโ€™ve done everything that I could think of. Iโ€™ve done all of it till this day thinking โ€œAh, (those efforts) are not rewardedโ€. However, truly, in the end, I felt thankful thinking โ€œthank you for letting me jump to this level until nowโ€.


Q: Were you able to enjoy the Olympics this time?


Y: No, it wasnโ€™t enjoyable at all. No, [because] there was so much going on.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไบ”่ผชใจใฏใฉใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ ใฃใŸใ‹

Q: What does (all these) Olympics mean to you?

ใ€€ใ€Œใฏใฏใ€ใฒใจ่จ€ใ˜ใ‚ƒ่จ€ใˆใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ€‚ใ‚ฝใƒใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใฏใ‚ฝใƒใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใงๆ‚”ใ—ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใซๅ‹ใฃใŸใจใ“ใ‚ใงใ—ใŸใ—ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใฏๆˆ้•ทใงใใŸใจใ“ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใ—ใ€‚ๅนณๆ˜Œใฏใ€ใใฎๆˆ้•ทใฎใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๅ…จ้ƒจๅ‡บใ—ๅˆ‡ใ‚ŒใŸใจๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใฏใ€ใฉใ†ใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใชใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๆ™‚้–“ใŒ็ตŒใคใจ่ฆ‹ใˆใฆใใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใ—ใใฃใŸใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใƒ—ใƒฉใ‚คใƒ‰ใ‚’่ฉฐใ‚่พผใ‚“ใ ใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Haha, I canโ€™t express it in one word, after all. The Sochi Olympics were its own event, and I won feeling a lot of regret. In a sense, that might have been the occasion where I was able to improve myself. I think Pyeongchang was where I put out all the improvements that Iโ€™ve made. This time, how to say it. It might become clearer after some time has passed, but I think itโ€™s been an Olympics where I fought my best with all of my pride.

๏ผœๅŒ—ไบฌไบ”่ผชใƒปใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ข๏ผž็”ทๅญใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใ€ๅ†’้ ญใฎ4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใซๅ‘ใ‹ใ†็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆๆ’ฎๅฝฑใƒปๅฐๆตท้€”ใ€€่‰ฏๅนน๏ผ‰
Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi




Q: Howโ€™s your right foot?

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€ๆญฃ็›ดใ€่ฉณใ—ใ่ฉฑใ™ใ‹ใฉใ†ใ‹ใ‚’ๅ‡„ใๆ‚ฉใ‚“ใงใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ๅ‹ใฆใŸใ‚‰่จ€ใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ„ใ„ใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๆญฃ็›ดใ€ใฉใ†่จ€ใฃใŸใ‚‰ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ๆ‰‹ใ‚’ๅŠ ใˆใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใไฝ•ใจใ‹็ซ‹ใฆใŸใฃใฆๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ™ใ€

Y: Um, to be honest, Iโ€™m really conflicted on how in-depth I should talk about it. Well, Iโ€™ve been thinking that I could probably talk about it if I won. Frankly speaking, I donโ€™t know how I should put it, but probably, uhm, I received a lot of treatment. I feel like thatโ€™s solely why I could somehow keep standing.


Q: What was your strongest emotion heading to the rink in that state?

ใ€€ใ€Œ็ตถๅฏพใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซ้™ใ‚Šใ‚‹ใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚็ตถๅฏพใ€ๅ›žใ‚Šใใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใฃใฆใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ๅ‡บใ—ใใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€

Y: I was thinking โ€œI definitely have to land the (quad) Axelโ€, โ€œIโ€™m definitely gonna rotate all the wayโ€. I was thinking I would bring out my own skating.


Q: How was the response for the quad Axel?

ใ€€ใ€Œๆ‰‹ๅฟœใˆใฏ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅ‡„ใใ€ใ‚ใ€ใ“ใ‚ŒใŒ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎๅ›ž่ปขใฎ้€Ÿๅบฆใชใ‚“ใ ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ“ใ“ใ‹ใ‚‰ใƒฉใƒณใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใƒณใ‚ฐใ‚’ใคใใ‚‹ใซใฏใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅฑ้™บใ™ใŽใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ไบบ้–“ใซใฏใงใใชใ„ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๅƒ•ใชใ‚Šใฎ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฏใงใใฆใ„ใŸใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Y: The response was good. Well, amazingly, (I thought that) this is the rotating speed of a quad Axel. Landing after such rotations might be a bit dangerous, it might be impossible for a human to do it. But in a sense, I think that Iโ€™ve been able to do the best quad Axel that I can deliver.


Q: What were you feeling while in the air [while doing the quad axel]? 

ใ€€ใ€Œใธใธใ€ใชใ‚“ใฆ่จ€ใˆใฐใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใ€‚ใŸใถใ‚“ใ€ๅƒ•ใ—ใ‹ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸใ“ใจใชใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใ ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Y: Hehe, what should I say? I think itโ€™s probably something nobody other than me has felt.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•4AใฎๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใ€ใพใ ็ถšใใ‹

Q: Will you still continue your challenge for the 4A?

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚‚ใ†ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๆ™‚้–“ใใ ใ•ใ„ใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่€ƒใˆใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใใ‚‰ใ„ใ€ใใ‚Œใใ‚‰ใ„ใ€ไปŠๅ›žใ‚„ใ‚Šใใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€

Y: Please give me some time. Iโ€™d like to think about it a bit. The amount [of effort] I put in this time was really everything I could.


Q: [from Chinese media] You can also do it at the exhibitionโ€ฆ


Y: Am I included in the exhibition?


Q: [from Chinese media] If you do have a chance [to perform in the exhibition], what kind of feelings would you like to express [to your fans/audience]?

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใ—ใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€ใฒใŸใ™ใ‚‰ใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใŒ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆœŸๅพ…ใซๅฟœใˆใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใ‹ใฏใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅฟœๆดใ‚’ใ€ๅ…จใฆๅ—ใ‘ๅ–ใฃใฆใคใชใ’ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใ‹ใฉใ†ใ‹ใฏใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใใฆใ€‚ๆญฃ็›ดใ€ใ”ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ•ใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚‚ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใงใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใŒๅฑŠใใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซใชใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ใ‚ˆใ‚ใ—ใใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใพใ™ใ€

Y: Um, I really truly want to express my gratitude to everyone. I donโ€™t know if my performances this time lived up to everyoneโ€™s expectations, and I donโ€™t know if I was able to connect all of the support I received from everyone to it. Honestly, I also really feel sorry. Thatโ€™s why, I hope my feelings of gratitude will be able to reach everyone through my performances, even if just a little bit. Thank you very much. I ask for your support once more.

[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu โ€“ Winter Olympics 2022 โ€“ Post FS Media Interviews

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[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu – Winter Olympics 2022 – Post SP Media Interviews

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[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu Winter Olympics – Post SP Interview – 20220208

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All articles originally published 8 February 2022

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Thank you for your time today.


Q: What happened with the opening quad salchow?


Yuzuru: Um, I got caught in a hole.


Q: Did you get stuck in it?

ใ€€ใ€ŒใฏใพใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใฏใพใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ๅŒใ˜ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใง่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใ‚นใซใฏใพใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ€‚2019ๅนดใฎใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใŒใใ‚ŒใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใŸใถใ‚“ใ€ใใฎใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฎใ€2019ๅนดใฎใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฎใƒŸใ‚นใฏใ€ใˆใƒผใ€6ๅˆ†้–“็ทด็ฟ’ใฎๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ‚ใพใ‚Šใซใ‚‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใƒŸใƒชๅ˜ไฝใงใ‚ณใƒณใƒˆใƒญใƒผใƒซใงใใ™ใŽใฆใฆใ€ๅŒใ˜ใจใ“ใ‚ใง่ทณใ‚“ใงใ—ใพใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใฏใใฎใƒŸใ‚นใŒใ‚‚ใ†่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงๅˆ†ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†็ตŒ้จ“ใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจ6ๅˆ†้–“ใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใšใ‚‰ใ—ใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใงใ€ๆœฌ็•ชใฎๆ™‚ใซๅฎŒ็’งใชใƒ•ใ‚ฉใƒผใƒ ใงๅฎŒ็’งใชใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒŸใƒณใ‚ฐใงใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹่ทณใ‚“ใ ็žฌ้–“ใซใ‚‚ใ†็ฉดใŒๅ…ฅใฃใฆใฆใ€‚ใ‚‚ใ†ใƒˆใƒผใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใฎ็ฉดใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚‚ใ†ใ€ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใŒใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Y: Rather than get stuckโ€ฆ itโ€™s more likeโ€ฆ um, when I say I got stuck, I mean that I got stuck in a hole that I traced before, which is what happened in 2019 in a short program. The mistake in that Short Program in 2019 was probably because um, during the 6 minute warm-up, I was fixed on my jumping position down to the millimeter, and I ended up jumping in the same spot later [in the actual competition]. This time, I was already aware of that past mistake, and I had that experience in my mind. So, during the 6 minute warm-up this time, I adjusted my position a little bit. And so, during the actual program, I went in with the perfect form and the perfect timing for the jump, and the moment I tried to take off, there was a hole there. It was a hole from a toe jump. So thereโ€™s nothing I could do about it.


Q: You skated in the main rink for the first time this morning. Looking back on your preparation method, what are your thoughts? 

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Šใ„ใ„ใงใ™ใ€ใ‚€ใ—ใ‚ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€6ๅˆ†้–“็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚‚ๅ‡„ใ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ไฝ“ๅŠ›ใ‚‚ๅ‡„ใ่‰ฏใ„ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใงๆฎ‹ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใ€ใ‚ณใƒณใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใŒใ€ใพใ ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šๆ•ดใฃใŸ็Šถๆ…‹ใงใ„ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ไปŠๆ—ฅใฎใƒŸใ‚นใฏใ‚‚ใ†ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใงใฏใฉใ†ใ“ใ†ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใ‚‚ใชใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใ€ใพใŸไธ€็”Ÿๆ‡ธๅ‘ฝใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Y: Well, it was pretty good, if anything. The 6-minute warm-up was also really good. I also felt really good about my physical condition. Well, of course, facing the Free Skate, Iโ€™d like to stay in this good condition. Todayโ€™s mistake was something that I couldnโ€™t have prevented, no matter what I did. Well, looking ahead towards the Free Skate, I want to properly put everything I have into it. 


Q: How did you feel when skating after the [quad] Salchow?

ใ€€ใ€Œใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใฃใŸใชใ€ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใฎไธญใงใƒŸใ‚นใงใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใ‚Œใฏใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใใฎใพใพใ€ใ‚ใฎๅ…จ็„ถใ€ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚’ๅˆ‡ใ‚‰ใ›ใšใซใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใจใ—ใฆๆˆใ‚Š็ซ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚ˆใ†ใซใฏใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€

Y: Wellโ€ฆ kind of like, โ€œwell, that happenedโ€. In any case, to my senses, that kind of thing wasnโ€™t a mistake to me. So, I think thatโ€™s why I was able to continue on with the program without it affecting my mind at all.


Q: Were you able to refocus your feelings [after the mistake] today?

ใ€€ใ€Œๆ„Ÿๆƒ…ใ‚’ๆŠ‘ใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ€ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ไฝ•ใ‹ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใกใ‚‡ใฃใจไธ€ใคใ€ใ‹ใ‘ใ‚‰ใŒๅดฉใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ ใ‘ใงใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใชใ‚“ใ‹ๅฎŒๆˆใ•ใ‚Œใฆใชใ่ฆ‹ใˆใŸใ‚“ใ ใจใ€‚ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใŒใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€ใฏใ„ใ€

Y: Rather than refocus my feelings [after the mistake], how do I put itโ€ฆ it’s like when you see something, and with just one small piece coming out of place, I wasn’t quite able to bring it all together. It is what it is, yes.


Q: How are you dealing with todayโ€™s score?

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚95็‚นๅ‡บใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸใฎใฏใ€ๅ‡„ใใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ไป–ใฎใ‚ฏใ‚ชใƒชใƒ†ใ‚ฃใŒ้ซ˜ใใงใใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚’ใปใ‚ใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ใ‚‚ใ†ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ๆญฃ็›ด่จ€ใฃใฆใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๅƒ•ใ€ๆ‚ชใ„ใ“ใจใ—ใŸใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใฏใฏใฏใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆ‚ชใ„ใ“ใจใ—ใŸใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใ“ใ†ใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใฎใ‹ใชใจใ‹ใฃใฆใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ†ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ—ใ‹่€ƒใˆใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใ„ใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎใƒŸใ‚นใงใ—ใŸใ€ใฏใ„ใ€

Y: Well, Iโ€™m really thankful to be even getting 95 points with [that kind of error]. I think thatโ€™s because I was able to complete the other elements with high quality and Iโ€™d like to commend myself for that. How to put it. Wellโ€ฆ truthfully speaking, I wondered if I had done something bad. Hahaha. Like somehowโ€ฆwas it because I had done something bad that it turned out this way? It was the sort of mistake where I could only think about that kind of thing, yes.ย 

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi



Q: Did you have any strong sense of this being โ€˜the Olympicsโ€™?

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ„ใคใ‚‚ใจ้•ใ†็ฉบๆฐ—ๆ„Ÿใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€‚ใ†ใ‚“ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใงใ‚‚ๅ‡„ใใ„ใ„้›†ไธญ็Šถๆ…‹ใงใ€ไฝ•ไธ€ใคใปใ“ใ‚ใณใฎใชใ„็Šถๆ…‹ใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ไปŠๅ‡„ใใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใƒŸใ‚นใฎๅŽŸๅ› ใ‚’ๆŽขใ™ใจๆ•ด็†ใŒใคใ‹ใชใ„ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎๆ–นใงใฎใƒŸใ‚นใฏใพใฃใŸใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ๅซŒใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ—ใŸใ‹ใชใ‚ใฃใฆ๏ผˆ็ฌ‘ใ„๏ผ‰ใ€‚ๅ‡„ใ„ๆฐทใซๅซŒใ‚ใ‚Œใกใ‚ƒใฃใŸใชใ‚ใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚„ใฃใฆใพใ—ใŸใ€

Y: Of course I had. Well, the atmosphere was different from usual [competitions]. Um. But I was really in a super concentrated state, in a condition where there was nothing out of place, so if I try to search for the cause of the mistake, I wonโ€™t be able to sort them out. I donโ€™t think there were any mistakes with the skating element. Itโ€™s likeโ€ฆ I wonder if I did something to be hated (laughs), like I skated while thinking I must be really hated by the ice.


Q: What was the reason behind you arriving 2 days before [the SP]?

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจ๏ฝžใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ€้•ทใใ„ใ‚Œใฐใ„ใ‚‹ใปใฉใ€ใ ใ‚Œใฆใใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ๆฎตใ€…่ชฟๅญใŒๆ‚ชใใชใฃใฆใใ‚‹ใฎใŒใ€็ตๆง‹ใ‚ทใƒ‹ใ‚ขใซไธŠใŒใฃใฆใ‹ใ‚‰ใฏๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใจใ‹ใ‚‚้•ทใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใพใ‚Š้•ทใใ‚„ใ‚Š็ถšใ‘ใกใ‚ƒใ†ใจใ€ๆฐ—ๅˆใŒๅ…ฅใ‚Šใ™ใŽใฆใ—ใพใ†ใฎใงใ€‚็–ฒใ‚Œใกใ‚ƒใ†ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ‚ฎใƒชใ‚ฎใƒชใซใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅ›ฃไฝ“ๆˆฆใฎใƒกใƒณใƒใƒผ็™บ่กจใŒใ‚ใฃใŸๆ™‚็‚นใงใ€ใ‚ฎใƒชใ‚ฎใƒชใซใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆฑบใ‚ใพใ—ใŸใ€

Y: Umโ€ฆ for me personally, since I became a Senior skater, Iโ€™ve felt that the longer I stay [at a competition], the more I become listless, and my condition gradually worsens. Things like the World Championships are also long [events] but if I do things for too long, then I get into the competitive mindset too much, and tire out. When the Team Event members were announced, that was when I decided I would cut it close [in arriving]. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅˆใ‚ใฆSP้ฆ–ไฝใงใชใ„้ †ไฝใงใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใ‚’่ฟŽใˆใ‚‹

Q: Youโ€™ll be heading into the Free Skate not as the leader of the Short Program for the first time (at the Olympics)

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€๏ผˆๅ–ๆใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ใฆใ„ใŸๆ™‚็‚นใง๏ผ‰ใพใ ้ †ไฝใŒๆฑบใพใฃใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎใงใชใ‚“ใจใ‚‚่จ€ใˆใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผ้ ‘ๅผตใ‚‹ใ—ใ‹ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€ใฏใ„ใ€

Y: Well, (at the time of the interview) the starting order hasnโ€™t been decided yet so I canโ€™t really say anything but, well, I can only do my best in the free program, yes. 


Q: [In English] Will you jump a 4A in the free? Can you land it?


Y: [in English] I think I can do it. I know this jump is difficult for me. I must focus on every aspect, and going forward, I want to give my best in everything.


Q: What kind of performance of โ€œTen to Chi toโ€ do you want to show on the 10th [day of the free program]?ย 

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ๆฐทใซๅผ•ใฃใ‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใซ๏ผˆ็ฌ‘ใ„๏ผ‰ใ€‚ไธ€ๆ—ฅไธ€ๅ–„ใ ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซไธ€ๆ—ฅๅๅ–„ใใ‚‰ใ„ใ—ใชใใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใจใ‹ใฃใฆใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™๏ผˆ็ฌ‘ใ„๏ผ‰ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใใ‚‰ใ„ใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใจใ—ใฆใฏใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Š็ฉใ‚ใฆใใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ™ใ”ใ่‡ชไฟกใŒใ‚ใ‚‹็Šถๆ…‹ใงๆฅใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใ‚‚ใ†ใ€็ฅžใฎใฟใž็Ÿฅใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚ใจใซใ‹ใใ€ใพใ ๆ™‚้–“ใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ใ“ใฎใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใŒ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใŸๅพŒใฎๆ™‚้–“ใ‚’ๆœ‰ๅŠนใซๆดป็”จใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใปใ‚“ใจใซใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆ€ใ„ใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ๅ–ใ‚Šใคใคใ€ๅฎŒๆˆใ•ใ‚ŒใŸใ‚‚ใฎใซใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚้ ‘ๅผตใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€

Y: Well, hopefully one in which I donโ€™t get caught in the ice [laughs]. Rather than the saying โ€œone good deed a dayโ€*, Iโ€™m wondering if I now have to do like ten good deeds a day [to avoid this happening again] (laughs). But, I think Iโ€™ve done enough practice to justify that much. I think Iโ€™ve come here with a lot of confidence in my performances. As for the rest, well, maybe only God knows. In any case, thereโ€™s still time. Also, by making good use of the time after the short program [until the free], and really taking in everyoneโ€™s feelings, I want to turn my performance into something complete. Thank you for having me. Thank you, Iโ€™ll do my best [in the free program].

*T/N: Referring to a Japanese proverb, ใ€Œไธ€ๆ—ฅไธ€ๅ–„ ใ€ โ€œ[doing] one good deed a dayโ€

[ENG SUB] every – Yuzuru Hanyu Beijing Winter Olympics First Practice Interview – 20220207

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