[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu Winter Olympics โ€“ Post FS Interview โ€“ 20220210

๏ผœๅŒ—ไบฌไบ”่ผชใƒปใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ข๏ผž็”ทๅญใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใ€ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’็ต‚ใˆ็ฉใ‚„ใ‹ใช่กจๆƒ…ใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆๆ’ฎๅฝฑใƒปๅฐๆตท้€”ใ€€่‰ฏๅนน๏ผ‰
Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

All articles originally published 10 February 2022

Part 1ย |ย Part 2

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

PART 1

ใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใ€่ชžใ‚‹ใ€€ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผ็ทจ๏ผˆ1๏ผ‰ใ€‘

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใŸๆ™‚ใฎ่กจๆƒ…ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๆŠฑใˆใฆ้—˜ใฃใฆใใŸใฎใŒไผใ‚ใฃใŸใ€‚3ๅบฆ็›ฎใฎไบ”่ผชใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใŸๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏ

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?

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฏใ€ใŸใถใ‚“ไปŠใพใงใฎไธญใงไธ€็•ช่ฟ‘ใ‹ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ไปŠใงใใ‚‹ใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใฎใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎใƒ™ใ‚นใƒˆใŒใ‚ใ‚Œใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‚ใ—ใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใฎ่ปขๅ€’ใฏๅคงใใ‹ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ‚ใฎใ€Žๅคฉใจๅœฐใจใ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ†็‰ฉ่ชžใชใฎใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ๆป‘ใฃใฆใพใ—ใŸใ€

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?

ใ€€ใ€Œ้•ทใ„๏ผˆ็ฌ‘ใ„๏ผ‰ใ€

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.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏๅ‡บใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซๆฐทใซ้ก”ใ‚’ใคใ‘ใฆใ„ใŸ

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€.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใฎไบ”่ผชใฏๆฅฝใ—ใ‚ใŸใ‹

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

ใ€€ใ€Œๅ…จ็„ถใ€ๆฅฝใ—ใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ€ใฏใ„ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใ†ใ€ใ„ใฃใฑใ„ใ„ใฃใฑใ„ใงใ—ใŸใ€ใฏใ„ใ€

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

PART 2

ใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใ€่ชžใ‚‹ใ€€ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผ็ทจ๏ผˆ2๏ผ‰ใ€‘

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅณ่ถณใฎ็Šถๆณใฏ

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.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใใ†ใ„ใ†็Šถๆณใงใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใซๅ‘ใ‹ใ†ไธ€็•ชๅผทใ„ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏ

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.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎๆ‰‹ๅฟœใˆใฏ

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.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็ฉบไธญใงใฉใ‚“ใชๆฐ—ๆŒใก

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.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚จใ‚ญใ‚ทใƒ“ใ‚ธใƒงใƒณใฎๆ™‚ใซใ‚‚ใŠใ‚Šใพใ™ใฎใงโ€ฆ๏ผˆไธญๅ›ฝใƒกใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใ‚ข๏ผ‰

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

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚จใ‚ญใ‚ทใƒ“ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใ€ๅƒ•๏ผŸใ€

Y: Am I included in the exhibition?

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚‚ใ—ใ€ใƒใƒฃใƒณใ‚นใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚’ๅ‡บใ—ใŸใ„ใ‹๏ผˆไธญๅ›ฝใƒกใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใ‚ข๏ผ‰

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 & TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu & Shizuka Arakawa – Post FS Interview – 20220210

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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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PART 1

ใ€€ใ€ŒใŠใญใŒใ„ใ—ใพใ™ใ€ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€

Thank you for your time today.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใฏ

Q: What happened with the opening quad salchow?

ใ€€ใ€Œใชใ‚“ใ‹โ€ฆ็ฉดใซไน—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€

Yuzuru: Um, I got caught in a hole.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใฏใพใฃใŸใฎใ‹

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.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆœใซๅˆใ‚ใฆๆœฌ็•ชใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ‚’ๆป‘ใฃใŸใ€‚่ชฟๆ•ดๆ–นๆณ•ใ‚’ๆŒฏใ‚Š่ฟ”ใฃใฆ

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. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใฎๅพŒใฏใฉใ‚“ใชๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงๆป‘ใฃใŸใฎใ‹

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.

โ€•โ€•ไปŠๆ—ฅใฏๆ„Ÿๆƒ…ใ‚’ๆŠ‘ใˆใฆใ„ใŸใฎใ‹

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.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็‚นๆ•ฐใ‚’ใฉใ†ๅ—ใ‘ๆญขใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹

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

PART 2

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใ“ใฏไบ”่ผชใจใ„ใ†ๅผทใ„ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏใ‚ใฃใŸใ‹

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.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•2ๆ—ฅๅ‰ใซๅ…ฅใฃใŸ็†็”ฑใ‚’

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. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•๏ผˆ่‹ฑ่ชžใง๏ผ‰4Aใฏใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใง่ทณใถใฎใ‹ใ€ๆˆๅŠŸใงใใ‚‹ใ‹

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

ใ€€ใ€Œ๏ผˆ่‹ฑ่ชžใง๏ผ‰ใงใใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚ใ“ใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŒ่‡ชๅˆ†ใซใจใฃใฆ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใฎใฏๅˆ†ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚ๅ…จใฆใซ้›†ไธญใ—ใชใ„ใจใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใ€‚ๅผ•ใ็ถšใใ€ๅ…จใฆใฎใ“ใจใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใƒ™ใ‚นใƒˆใ‚’ๅฐฝใใ—ใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใ€

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.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•10ๆ—ฅใซใฉใ‚“ใชใ€Œๅคฉใจๅœฐใจใ€ใ‚’ใฟใ›ใŸใ„ใ‹

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

๏ผœๅŒ—ไบฌไบ”่ผชใƒปใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ข๏ผžๅŒ—ไบฌๅ…ฅใ‚ŠๅพŒใ€ๅˆ็ทด็ฟ’ใ™ใ‚‹็พฝ็”Ÿ๏ผˆๆ’ฎๅฝฑใƒปๅฐๆตท้€”ใ€€่‰ฏๅนน๏ผ‰
Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

Article originally published 7 February 2022

Translation: @axelsandwich, @shinjistarxx
Proofreading: @tsukihoshi14

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅˆ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆ

ใ€€ใ€ŒใŠใคใ‹ใ‚Œใ•ใพใงใ™ใฃ๏ผใˆใฃใจ๏ฝžใ€ใ™ใ”ใ้›†ไธญใ—ใฆใงใใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๆœ€ๅˆใฎๆ–นใฏใ€ใ‚ใฎ๏ฝžใ€ใพใ‚็ทŠๅผตๆ„Ÿใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€ใˆ๏ฝžใ€ๆฐทใฎๆ„Ÿ่งฆใจใฎใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€่ชฟๆ•ดใฟใŸใ„ใชใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฎ่ชฟๆ•ดใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใšใคใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€ๆœ€็ต‚็š„ใซใฏ้›†ไธญใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰็ทด็ฟ’ใงใใŸใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใ„ใ„ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใ ใฃใŸใจใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: Your first practice is over

A: Thank you for your hard work! U~m, I was really able to concentrate, I think. Of course, I was more nervous at the start, ehโ€ฆ but I was kind of trying to adjust to the feel of the ice. I think I was able to internally adjust, little by little, and ultimately was able to focus while practising. I think it was a good feeling. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใ“ใพใง4Aใ‚’็ชใ่ฉฐใ‚ใ‚ˆใ†ใจใ—ใฆใใŸใฎใ‹

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใ‚ใฎ๏ฝžใ€ๆฏŽๆ—ฅใ‚ณใƒณใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใฏๅค‰ใ‚ใฃใฆใ„ใใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใพใ ใ€ใพใ‚ใ“ใ“ใซๆฅใฆ1ๅ›ž็›ฎใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ ใฃใŸใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ใพใ ๆ€ใ„ๅˆ‡ใฃใฆใ‚„ใฃใฆใชใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๅฐ‘ใ—ใšใคใ€ใ“ใ“ใงใ‚‚ๆˆ้•ทใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใ„ใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: Were you able to get to the bottom of the 4A?

Y: Well, of courseโ€ฆ um, I think my condition changes every day, and also, this is the first practice after arriving so I feel like I’m not doing it with all my strength yet. But little by little, I hope Iโ€™ll make some improvements even here (at the Olympics).. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใ“ใพใงๅŠ›ใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใฆใใŸใ“ใจใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€4Aใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใฏใ‹ใชใ‚Šใ‚„ใฃใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š้›ฃใ—ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใฉใ†ใ—ใฆใ‚‚้”ๆˆใ—ใŸใ„็›ฎๆจ™ใงใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ใพใ‚่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใŒใ€ใ“ใฎใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใงไธŠใซ่กŒใใŸใ‚ใซใฏ็ตถๅฏพใซๅฟ…่ฆใ ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚้ ‘ๅผตใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€

Q: What have you been putting your efforts into since the Japanese National Championships?

Y: Well, indeed, Iโ€™ve been practising the 4A. Well, I practised it while thinking that itโ€™s really hard. However, it is, after all, the goal I want to achieve no matter what. Well, for me personally, I think itโ€™s absolutely necessary for me to rise to the top at this Olympics. Iโ€™ll do my best. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•3ๅบฆ็›ฎใฎไบ”่ผชใ€ไปŠใพใงใจใฎ้•ใ„ใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ไปŠใพใงใฎใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ€ใ†๏ฝžใ‚“ใจใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใใŸใ“ใจใจใ‹ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ€ไปŠใพใงใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Š้™ใ‚ŠใฆใใŸใ‚‚ใฎใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๅ‡บใ—ๅˆ‡ใ‚Œใฐๅ‹ใฆใ‚‹ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€ไปŠๅ›žใฏใพใ ๆˆ้•ทใ—ใชใใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹็Šถๆ…‹ใงใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใชใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใงใ‚‚ใใ†ใงใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใฃใฆใ„ใ†่ˆžๅฐใงใฎ็ทŠๅผตๆ„Ÿใฏ็‰นๅˆฅใ ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚„ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€

Q: This being your third Olympics, whatโ€™s different from the past ones?

Y: Well. In all the previous Olympics, I went in thinking something like if I just put out what I had been practising and doing up until then, I’d be able to win. But this time, Iโ€™m in a position where I still have to up my level. In a sense, itโ€™s similar to [what I said] at Japanese Nationals but, I think the tension of a stage such as the Olympics is indeed something unique.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•4AใฏๆˆๅŠŸใ—ใŸใฎใ‹

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚“ใฃใจ๏ฝžใ€ใพใ ๆˆๅŠŸใ—ใฆใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ“ใฃใกๆฅใฆๆ„Ÿ่งฆใจใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Šๆตฎใใ‚‚ใ„ใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ๅ›ž่ปขใฎใ‹ใ‘ๆ–นใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใจใ‚„ใ‚Šใ‚„ใ™ใ„ใชใ‚ใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ไปŠๆ—ฅใ‚„ใฃใฆใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใพใšใฏใ€ๅ›ž่ปขใ—ใใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Q: Have you succeeded [in landing] the 4A yet?

Y: Hm~ I havenโ€™t yet. Anyway, um, since Iโ€™ve come here Iโ€™ve been feeling pretty good, and today I was able to practice while feeling that my rotations were coming pretty easily. First and foremost, I want to rotate [the jump] fully.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅ›ฃไฝ“ๆˆฆใฎๅˆบๆฟ€ใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚ใ‚ใ€ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใจใ€ๅˆบๆฟ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ€ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏๅ‡„ใ่‰ฏใ•ใใ†ใ ใชใ‚ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅฎ‰ๅฟƒใ—ใฆใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: What was motivating about the team competition?

Y: Ah, um, well rather than encouraging, I felt relieved thinking that the rink seemed to be in good shape.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•SPใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆ

ใ€€ใ€ŒSP๏ผŸใตใตใตใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฏใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใฎไธญใงใ‚‚ๅ†ท้™ใซ่€ƒใˆใฆใ€4A*ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฏๅ‡„ใ„่€ƒใˆใฆใ—ใพใ†ใฏใ€ใ—ใพใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฏใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใชใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใซใ‚‚ๅ‡„ใๆ„›ๆƒ…ใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ†ใƒผใ‚“โ€ฆใ€ใพใšใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใงใใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚’1ใคใšใค็ฉใฟ้‡ใญใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: Regarding the Short Program

Y: The Short Program? Hehehe. The Shortโ€ฆwell. Of course, Iโ€™m thinking rationally about it, and I end up thinking a lot about the 4A. But the Short Program is the Short Program. Iโ€™d like to really pour a lot of love into the Shortโ€ฆ umโ€ฆyes, one by one, Iโ€™d like to accumulate everything I can, heading into the Short Program

*T/N: The original article said 4A4A but we think it was a typo

ใ€€โ€•โ€•๏ผˆ่‹ฑ่ชžใง๏ผ‰ใ‚ชใƒผใ‚ตใƒผใŒใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ‚ตใ‚คใƒ‰ใซ็ซ‹ใŸใชใ„

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚ใƒผใ€ใˆใฃใจๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใง็ญ”ใˆใพใ™ใ€‚ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใƒ–ใƒฉใ‚คใ‚ขใƒณใ‚ณใƒผใƒใซใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ธใ‚นใƒฉใƒณใ‚ณใƒผใƒใซใ‚‚ใ€ใƒˆใƒฌใ‚ทใƒผใ‚ณใƒผใƒใซใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅ‡„ใใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจ่ฆ‹ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ๅ‡„ใใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅฝผ่‡ช่บซใŒๅƒ•ใฎใƒซใƒผใƒ†ใ‚ฃใƒณใ‚’ไปŠๅ›žใ€ๅคงๅˆ‡ใซใ—ใฆใใ‚ŒใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๅฝขใงใ™ใ€

Q (In English): [Brian] Orser is not by the rink with you

Y: Ah – um, I will answer in Japanese. Um. Brain, Ghislain [Briand] and Tracy [Wilson] are properly watching over me. This time, they themselves said that theyโ€™d like to respect my routine.

[ENG SUB] Toward Beijing Olympics! The Untold Story of ‘Treasure’ – 20220129

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[ENG SUB] Hint for the Quad Axel – Yuzuru Hanyu & Kohei Uchimura (S-Park) – 20220110

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[ENG TRANSLATION] The gateway to Yuzuru Hanyuโ€™s Quad Axel – a message from Kenzo Shirai (Part 1)

Photo by Naoki Nishimura, AfloSport

Article originally published 17 January 2021

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T/N: We have chosen to keep the suffix of ‘senshu’ as-is as it is the respectful way Kenzo and the interviewer refer to Yuzuru in the third person.

็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใŒใ€ๅฒไธŠๅˆใฎ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎๆ‰‰ใธๆ‰‹ใ‚’ๆŽ›ใ‘ใŸใ€‚2021ๅนดๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใงใ€่ฉฆๅˆใงๅˆใ‚ใฆๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใ€‚ๅ›ž่ปขไธ่ถณใฎๅˆคๅฎšใจใชใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใฎใ€โ€œๅ›ž่ปขใฎ็œŸๅฎŸโ€ใธใจ่‚‰่–„ใ—ใคใคใ‚ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚’็คบใ—ใŸใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ†๏ผ‘ไบบใ€ใ“ใฎใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใ€ใฎไธ–็•ŒใซๆŒ‘ใ‚“ใ ไบบ็‰ฉใŒใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚ใ€Œใฒใญใ‚Šใ€ใฎ็ฌฌไธ€ไบบ่€…ใงใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใงใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใฒใญใ‚Šใ€ใ‚’ๆˆๅŠŸใ—ใŸไฝ“ๆ“ใฎ็™ฝไบ•ๅฅไธ‰ใ•ใ‚“ใ ใ€‚ใ€Œๅ›ž่ปขใ€ใฎ่ฆ–็‚นใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€็™ฝไบ•ใ•ใ‚“ใŒ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใซใคใ„ใฆ่ชžใฃใŸใ€‚

Yuzuru Hanyu has his hand on the door of historyโ€™s first quadruple Axel. He challenged it for the first time in competition at the Japanese National Championships 2021. Though [the 4A] was judged to be of insufficient rotation, he showed that he was closing in on the โ€˜truth of rotationsโ€™. And then there is one other person, a human who has taken on this world of โ€˜4.5โ€™. The person who is the leading expert on โ€˜twistingโ€™, who has landed a 4.5 twist in practice, Kenzo Shirai. Shirai spoke about the 4A from the viewpoint of achieving such โ€˜rotationsโ€™. revolutions.ย 

โ€•โ€•็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใŒใ„ใพใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ€ใจใ„ใ†ไธ–็•ŒใซๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ€Œๅ›ž่ปขใ€ใจใ„ใ†่ฆ–็‚นใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๅฏ่ƒฝๆ€งใ‚’ใŠ่žใใงใใ‚Œใฐใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

Hanyu-senshu is currently challenging the world of the quadruple Axel. I’d like to ask you about the possibility of the 4A through the angle of rotationsย 

็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฎ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใธใฎๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใฏใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‹ใŸใšใ‚’้ฃฒใ‚“ใง่ฆ‹ๅฎˆใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ไฝ“ๆ“ใ‚‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚‚ใ€ใฒใญใ‚Š๏ผˆๆจชๅ›ž่ปข๏ผ‰ใ‚’ใฉใ†็”Ÿใฟๅ‡บใ—ใ€ใฉใ†ใ‚ณใƒณใƒˆใƒญใƒผใƒซใ™ใ‚‹ใ‹ใŒๅ…ฑ้€šใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€ไฝ“ๆ“ใฎ่ฆ–็‚นใ‹ใ‚‰่‰ฒใ€…ใชใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใชใŒใ‚‰่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

I’m watching Hanyu-senshu’s 4A challenge with bated breath. What both gymnastics and figure skating have in common is the question of how you create the twist (horizontal rotation) and how you control it, so I’m thinking about various things from the perspective of a gymnast while watching.

โ€•โ€•็™ฝไบ•ใ•ใ‚“ใฏ็พๅฝนๆ™‚ไปฃใซใ€่‡ชใ‚‰ใฎๅใ€Œใ‚ทใƒฉใ‚คใ€ใŒใคใๆ–ฐๆŠ€ใ‚’๏ผ–็จฎ้กžใ‚‚ใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚๏ผ“ๅ›žๅŠใฒใญใ‚Šใ€๏ผ”ๅ›žใฒใญใ‚Šใชใฉใ€ๅฝ“ๆ™‚ใฎๅธธ่ญ˜ใ‚’ใใคใŒใˆใ™้ซ˜้€Ÿๅ›ž่ปขใฎๆŠ€ใงใ™ใ€‚ไฝ“ๆ“็•Œใงใฏใ€ๆจชๅ›ž่ปขใฎใ“ใจใ‚’ใ€Œใฒใญใ‚Šใ€ใจใ„ใ„ใพใ™ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใงใฎ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใจใฎๅ…ฑ้€š็‚นใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใงใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใ‹๏ผŸ

During your competitive days, you had 6 eponymous ‘Shirai’ skills. There was the 3.5 twist, the quad twist, which were all high speed rotation skills that overturned the common understanding at the time. In the world of gymnastics, horizontal rotation is known as ‘twisting’ but does it have points in common with figure skating’s quadruple jumps?ย 

ไฝ“ๆ“ใฎๅ ดๅˆใฏใ€็ธฆๅ›ž่ปขใจใฒใญใ‚Š๏ผˆๆจชๅ›ž่ปข๏ผ‰ใฎไธกๆ–นใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใŒใ€่ปธ่ถณใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใ€่ปธๆ‰‹ใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใ€ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’ใ‚ณใƒณใƒˆใƒญใƒผใƒซใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฏๅŒใ˜ใงใ™ใ€‚ใพใŸๅ›ž่ปขใŒๅคšใใชใ‚‹ใปใฉใ€Œใฉใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’่ตทใ“ใ™ใ‹ใ€ใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ไผผใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฎใฒใญใ‚Šใฏๅณๅ›ž่ปขใงใ€ๅณใŒ่ปธๆ‰‹ใ€‚็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใจใฏใกใ‚‡ใ†ใฉๅๅฏพๅ›žใ‚Šใงใ™ใ€‚ไฝ“ๆ“ใ‚‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚‚ใ€ๅ›ž่ปขใฎ็†่ซ–ใฏๅ…ฑ้€šใ™ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

In the case of gymnastics, we use both vertical rotation and twisting (horizontal rotation) but we have a leg and arm that establishes the axis and allows us to control rotations which is the same [as figure skating]. In addition, as the number of revolutions increases, I think the thinking around ‘how do we create more rotations’ is similar. I twist to the right (clockwise direction) so my right arm is my โ€˜axisโ€™ arm. Hanyu-senshu’s jump just happens to go in the opposite direction. I think the theory behind rotation is something gymnastics and figure skating have in common. 

โ€•โ€•็ฉบไธญๅงฟๅ‹ขใ‚‚ใ€็™ฝไบ•ใ•ใ‚“ใฏ่„šใ‚’็ต„ใ‚€ใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒ—ใงใ€ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใจใปใจใ‚“ใฉๅŒใ˜ใงใ™ใญใ€‚็ฉบไธญๅงฟๅ‹ขใฏใ€ๆŠ€ใซใฉใ‚“ใชๅฝฑ้ŸฟใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใ€‚

Also in terms of the aerial position, your type is one where you cross your legs, which is very similar to skating. What kind of impact does the air position have on the skill?

็ฉบไธญๅงฟๅ‹ขใ‚„่…•ใฎไฝ็ฝฎใจใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€้ธๆ‰‹ใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆ้•ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚่„šใฏ็ต„ใพใšใซๆƒใˆใ‚‹้ธๆ‰‹ใ‚‚ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚่…•ใ‚‚ใ€่ปธใ‚’็ดฐใใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใจใ—ใฆ่‚˜ใ‚’็•ณใ‚€้ธๆ‰‹ใ‚‚ใ€่‚˜ใ‚’ๅผตใฃใฆใƒใƒฉใƒณใ‚นใ‚’ๅ–ใ‚‹้ธๆ‰‹ใ‚‚ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚‚็ฉบไธญๅงฟๅ‹ขใฎๆ‰‹ใ‚„้ก”ใฎไฝ็ฝฎใฏใ€้ธๆ‰‹ใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆ้•ใ„ใพใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฏ่‚˜ใŒๅ‡บใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ๅ›ž่ปข่ปธใฎใƒใƒฉใƒณใ‚นใ‚’ใจใ‚‹ใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒ—ใงใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใ€‚่…•ใ‚’็•ณใ‚ใฐๅ›ž่ปข่ปธใฏ็ดฐใใชใ‚Šใพใ™ใŒใ€่ปธใฏใƒ–ใƒฌใ‚„ใ™ใใชใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ๅ›ž่ปข(้€Ÿๅบฆ)ใ‚’ใจใ‚‹ใ‹่ปธใ‚’ใจใ‚‹ใ‹ใงใ€้ธๆ‰‹ใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆใƒใƒฉใƒณใ‚นใŒ็•ฐใชใ‚‹ใงใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใ€‚

The air position and positioning of the arm varies depending on the athlete. Some athletes don’t cross their legs. There are athletes who bring in their elbows in order to narrow their axis and athletes who stretch their elbows out to help regain balance. The air position and positioning of the hands and face in figure skating is also different depending on the athlete. Hanyu-senshu jumps with his elbows spread outwards so he might be the type who does so to balance his rotational axis. If he draws in his arms, the rotational axis becomes narrower but the axis is more prone to instability. The balance between the speed of rotation and the axis differs between athletes.

โ€•โ€•็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฏใ€ใจใซใ‹ใๅ›ž่ปขใใฎใ‚‚ใฎใŒ็พŽใ—ใใ€ๅ›ž่ปข่ปธใŒใƒ–ใƒฌใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใฏ็ฉบไธญๅงฟๅ‹ขใงใ‚‚ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€‚

In any case with Hanyu-senshu, his rotation itself is beautiful and his axis isn’t shaky – that’s something you can tell even from his air position, isnโ€™t it?

็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฏใ€ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๅ‰ใซใ‹ใชใ‚Š้ก”ใ‚’ๆญขใ‚ใฆใ‹ใ‚‰่ทณใถใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ไฝ“ๆ“ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๆŠ€ใŒ้€ฃ็ถšใ™ใ‚‹ใจใใซ้ ญใŒๅ‹•ใ„ใฆใ—ใพใ†ใจใ€็†ๆƒณ้€šใ‚Šใฎๅ›ž่ปขใซๅ…ฅใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ—ใพใ™ใ—ใ€้ ญใฎไฝ็ฝฎใฏๅคงๅˆ‡ใงใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใ‚‚ใ€ๆŠ€ใฎ้–‹ๅง‹ใ‹ใ‚‰็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใงใ€้ ญใฎไฝ็ฝฎใŒใ‚บใƒฌใชใ„ใฎใ‚’ๅผทใฟใซใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใพใงใฏใ€Œ้ก”ใ‚’ๅ‹•ใ‹ใ•ใชใ„ใ€ใŒใ‚ปใ‚ชใƒชใƒผใงใ™ใŒใ€๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใฒใญใ‚ŠใซๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใ™ใ‚‹ใจใใฏใ€้ก”ใ‚’ๅ‹•ใ‹ใ™ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚

I have this impression that, before the Axel, Hanyu-senshu keeps his head still and then jumps. In gymnastics also, when you’re connecting skills, if your head moves, you may not be able to enter the rotations in an ideal way, so the positioning of the head is important. Maintaining the position of my head from the start to the end of the skill was my forte as well. Having said that, even though ‘you must not move your head’ is the theory up until doing quad (twists), when it comes to challenging the 4.5 twist, you are to move your head. 

โ€•โ€•ๅฎŸใฏใ€็™ฝไบ•ใ•ใ‚“ใฏ็ทด็ฟ’ใงใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใฒใญใ‚Šใ€ใ‚’ๆˆๅŠŸใ•ใ›ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žใฒใญใ‚Šใจใ€ใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใฒใญใ‚Šใ€ใฏใ€ใฉใ‚“ใชๆŠ€่ก“ใฎ้•ใ„ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‹๏ผŸ

Actually I heard you have succeeded at doing a 4.5 twist in practice. What kind of difference in technique exists between the quad twist and 4.5 twist?

๏ผ”ๅ›žใฒใญใ‚Š๏ผˆ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปข๏ผ‰ใพใงใฏใ€ๅƒ•ใฏ่ปธใ‚’ๅคงๅˆ‡ใซใ™ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€้ก”ใ‚„ใ€ๅ…ˆ่กŒใ™ใ‚‹ๅณ่‚ฉใฏๅ‹•ใ‹ใ•ใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚็€ๅœฐใ™ใ‚‹ใŸใ‚ใซใฏๅ›ž่ปข่ปธใŒๅคงไบ‹ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ๅนผๅฐ‘ๆœŸใ‹ใ‚‰ใใ†็ฟ’ใฃใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใงใ‚‚๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใซใชใฃใŸใจใใซใ€่ปธใ‚’ๅคงไบ‹ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆš‡ใŒใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่€็ฉบๆ™‚้–“ใฎใชใ‹ใซ4.5ๅ›žใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใฎใซใ€ใใฎๅฏ†ๅบฆใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ใจใ€ใฉใ†ใ—ใฆใ‚‚ๆ™‚้–“ใŒ่ถณใ‚Šใชใ„ใ€‚๏ผ”ๅ›žใฒใญใ‚Šใพใงใฏใ€่ทณใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใจใพใš่ปธใ‚’ไฝœใฃใฆใ€ใใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใฒใญใ‚Šใฏใ˜ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ™‚้–“ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ™ใŒใ€4.5ๅ›žใจใชใ‚‹ใจ่ปธใ‚’ไฝœใ‚‹ๆ™‚้–“ใ‚‚ๆฝฐใ•ใชใ„ใจ้–“ใซๅˆใ‚ใชใ„ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใงใฉใ†ใ‚„ใฃใŸใ‹ใจใ„ใ†ใจใ€่ทณใ‚“ใ ็žฌ้–“ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ๅ…ˆ่กŒใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใปใ†ใฎๅณ่‚ฉใงๆ€ใ„ๅˆ‡ใ‚Šใฒใญใ‚Šใ‚’ใ‹ใ‘ใฆใ€้ก”ใ‚‚๏ผˆๅ›ž่ปขๆ–นๅ‘ใซ๏ผ‰ๅ‹•ใ‹ใ—ใกใ‚ƒใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚

Up to doing the quad twists, I tried not to move my head and the right shoulder that I was using to lead into the movement since I was focusing on the axis. I’ve learned since childhood to do it that way since the rotational axis is important for being able to land. But when it was time for the 4.5 twist, I didn’t have time to focus on my axis. When I put 4.5 revolutions in the air and then thought about how densely the movement was packed, there was not enough time no matter what I did. Up until the quad twist, first I’d establish an axis after jumping up and then have time to start twisting, but for the 4.5 twist, I couldnโ€™t make it unless I condensed the time I took to establish the axis. And if I were to describe how I did it, it was that from the moment I jumped, I’d start twisting both my leading right shoulder and my head in the direction of rotation. 

โ€•โ€•ๅนผๅฐ‘ๆœŸใ‹ใ‚‰็ฟ’ใฃใฆใใŸๆ–นๆณ•ใ‚’ๅค‰ใˆใ‚‹ใฎใฏใ€็™บๆƒณใฎ่ปขๆ›ใงใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใ€ๅ‹‡ๆฐ—ใ‚‚ๅฟ…่ฆใงใ™ใญใ€‚

To change the method of training that you were taught since childhood requires a change in thinking and courage doesn’t it?

ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใใ†ใงใ™ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใฒใญใ‚Šใ€ใซๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใ—ใฆใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ‚„ใ‚Šๆ–นใงๅคฑๆ•—ใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๆœ€ๅˆใฏใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žใพใ‚ใฃใŸๆœ€ๅพŒใซใƒ—ใƒฉใ‚นๅŠๅ›ž่ปขใ™ใ‚‹ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚„ใ‚Šๆ–นใงใ€่‰ฏใ„่ปธใซๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใŸใจใใซ๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใฒใญใ‚ใ†ใจใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใŒใ€ใฉใ†ใ—ใฆใ‚‚ๅ›ž่ปขใŒ้–“ใซๅˆใ‚ใชใใฆ็€ๅœฐใงๆจชใซ่ปขใŒใฃใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใงใ„ใ†ใ‚นใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ—ใ‚ขใ‚ฆใƒˆใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ—ใพใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใงใ€่ธใฟๅˆ‡ใ‚ŠใจๅŒๆ™‚ใซใพใ‚ใ‚Šๅง‹ใ‚ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ๅ›ž่ปขใฎใ‹ใ‘ๆ–นใซๅค‰ใˆใฆใฟใŸใจใใซใ€ๅˆใ‚ใฆ็ซ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚ไปŠใพใงๆŸ“ใฟใคใ„ใฆใใŸๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใฉใŠใ‚Šใซใ€ใ‚ใกใ‚ƒใใกใ‚ƒ่‰ฏใ„่นดใ‚ŠใŒๅ…ฅใฃใŸใจใ‹ใ€่‰ฏใ„่ปธใŒๅ–ใ‚ŒใŸใ€ใจๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‹ใจใใปใฉใ€ๆ–ฐใŸใชๆŠ€ใฏใงใใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใชใ‹ใงใ€Œใƒคใƒใ‚คใ€ใจๆ€ใ†ใใ‚‰ใ„ๅค‰ใชๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใฎใจใใซใ€ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„ๆŠ€ใŒๆˆๅŠŸใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚

Of course. When I was taking on the 4.5 twist, I tried various things that failed. At first, I was trying the method of ‘rotating a quad and then adding a half rotation after’ but even when I established a good axis and tried rotating 4.5 times, I couldn’t complete the rotation in time no matter what I did and fell sideways on the landing. It was the equivalent of a step out in figure skating. It was when I changed the approach to start rotating the same moment I took off that I landed it for the first time. Based on what I’ve deeply felt in my experiences until now, the more you feel like you have a really good swing (on takeoff) or establish a good axis, the less you can achieve the new skill. You only succeed at it when the internal feeling is closer to an ‘oh shit’ level of strangeness. 

โ€•โ€•ใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใ€ใฏใ€Œใƒคใƒใ‚คใ€ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ™ใ‹๏ผˆ็ฌ‘๏ผ‰ใ€‚

The 4.5 twist is an ‘oh shit’ feeling? (Laughs)

ใ—ใ‹ใ‚‚๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใฒใญใ‚Šใ‚’ๆˆๅŠŸใ—ใŸใฎใฏใ€ใพใ ้ซ˜ๆ ก็”Ÿใง็ญ‹ๅŠ›ใŒใชใใ€ๅฎ™่ฟ”ใ‚Šใฎ้ซ˜ใ•ใŒใชใ„ๆ™‚ๆœŸใงใ—ใŸใ€‚ใงใ™ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€้ซ˜ใ•ใจใ‹่€็ฉบๆ™‚้–“ใ‚’ๅข—ใ‚„ใ—ใŸใฎใงใฏใชใใ€ใฉใ“ใพใงๅ›ž่ปขใฎๅฏ†ๅบฆใ‚’ๆฟƒใใ—ใฆใ„ใใ‹ใ€ใจใ„ใ†่€ƒใˆๆ–นใงๆˆๅŠŸใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“้ซ˜ใ•ใ‚’ๅ‡บใ—ใฆใ„ใ‹ใชใ„ใจๆˆๅŠŸใ—ใชใ„ๆŠ€ใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใจใฏๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใŒใ€้ซ˜ใ•ใ‚„่€็ฉบๆ™‚้–“ใงใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใ€ใ‚’ๆฑ‚ใ‚ใชใใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใ‚Šๆ–นใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

On top of that, I was still a high school student when I succeeded at the 4.5 twist so I didn’t have any muscles yet and had not increased the height of my somersault. Therefore, it wasn’t increasing the height or air time but thinking about how much I could compress the movements into my rotations that allowed me to succeed. Of course, I think you can’t succeed if you don’t get sufficient height, but I think there’s a way to succeed at “4.5” without having the height and airtime. 

ใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใฒใญใ‚Šใ€ใฎไธ–็•Œใจใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ€ใŒ็น‹ใŒใ‚‹ๅฏ่ƒฝๆ€งใซใคใ„ใฆใŠ่žใใ—ใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใพใš็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฎ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๅ ดๅˆใฏๅๅฏพๅ›žใ‚Šใชใฎใงใ€ๅทฆ่‚ฉใ‚’้–‹ใใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใงใ™ใญใ€‚

I’d like to ask you about whether there’s a possibility the 4.5 twist and the 4A are connected. Firstly, in the case of Hanyu-senshu’s 4A, he’s rotating in the opposite direction so he needs to open his left shoulder, doesnโ€™t he?

ไฝ“ๆ“ใจใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใฏๅ‰ๆใŒ้•ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใใพใงใ‚‚็ด ไบบใฎ็›ฎ็ทšใ‹ใ‚‰ใฎ่ฉฑใซใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใ„ใพใ™ใŒใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ๅทฆ่‚ฉใ‚’้–‹ใ„ใฆใŠใ„ใฆใ€ๅณๆ‰‹ใงๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’ๆ€ใ„ๅˆ‡ใ‚Šใ‹ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใงใ™ใ€‚ใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฏใ€่ธใฟๅˆ‡ใ‚‹ใจใใซๅทฆ่‚ฉใฏ้–‹ใ‹ใšใ€ๅ‰ๆ–นใซๆŒฏใ‚ŠไธŠใ’ใŸๅณๆ‰‹ใซๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆ่ทณใ‚“ใงใ„ใพใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚ๅณ่ถณใ‚’ๆŒฏใ‚ŠไธŠใ’ใŸ็žฌ้–“ใซใ€ๅทฆ่‚ฉใ‚’้–‹ใ‹ใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใงๅ›ž่ปข่ปธใ‚’ๅณๅดใซไฟใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ ใจๅณๆ‰‹ใ ใ‘ใงๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’่ตทใ“ใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใŒใ€ใงใ‚‚ใใ“ใงๅทฆ่‚ฉใ‚’้–‹ใ„ใฆใŠใ„ใฆใ€ใใ“ใ‹ใ‚‰ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’็”Ÿใ‚€ใ“ใจใงใ€้€šๅธธไปฅไธŠใฎๅ›ž่ปขๅŠ›ใŒๅพ—ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใพใ™ใ€‚

The foundations of gymnastics and figure skating are different so this is talk from an amateur’s point of view, but for Hanyu-senshu, my impression is that he opens his left shoulder and leads the rotation with his right arm. For the triple axel, at the moment of takeoff, he doesn’t open his left shoulder and jumps towards his right arm, which he raises forward. The moment he raises his right leg, he keeps the rotational axis around his right side while trying not to open his left shoulder. With this method, he’s only creating the rotation using his right arm. However, if he opens his left shoulder and starts the rotation from there, he might be able to get more rotational power.

โ€•โ€•ๅทฆ่‚ฉใ‹ใ‚‰ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’่ตทใ“ใ—ใŸใ‚‰ใ€ๅณๅดใฎๅ›ž่ปข่ปธใซ็งปใ‚Œใชใ„ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใงใ™ใŒใ€ใ„ใ‹ใŒใงใ—ใ‚‡ใ†๏ผŸ

If you start rotation from the left shoulder, there’s this feeling you won’t be able to shift to the right rotational axis – what do you think about that?ย 

ๅทฆ่‚ฉใฏๆœ€ๅˆใ ใ‘ไฝฟใˆใฐใ„ใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๆœ€ๅˆใซ้–‹ใ„ใฆใŠใ„ใฆใ€ๅ›ž่ปขใฎๅผทใ•ใ‚’็”Ÿใพใ›ใฆใŠใ„ใฆใ€่ทณใณใ‚ใŒใฃใฆใ‹ใ‚‰้–‹ใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ™‚้–“ใ‚’ใใ‚ใ‚ใฆ็Ÿญใใชใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€ใ™ใใซๅณ่‚ฉใŒๅทฆ่‚ฉใซ่ฟฝใ„ไป˜ใใจใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ€‚ๆœ€ๅˆใ‹ใ‚‰ๅณใซ่ปธใ‚’ไฝœใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ๅทฆ่‚ฉใงๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’่ตทใ“ใ—ใŸใ€ใใ“ใฎๅ›ž่ปข่ปธใซๅณ่‚ฉใŒๅ…ฅใฃใฆ่กŒใใจใ„ใ†ใ‚„ใ‚Šๆ–นใงใ™ใ€‚

I think it’s fine if you only use the left shoulder at the start. Open it up at the start and create power for the rotation from there, try to shorten the time between takeoff and opening the shoulder and then catch up to your left shoulder with your right shoulder soon after. The method is that youโ€™re not starting by creating an axis with your right side, but instead, you start rotating first with your left shoulder and add in the rotational axis with your right shoulder.

โ€•โ€•ๅผทใ„ๅ›ž่ปขใŒ็”Ÿใพใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใฏๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚่ปธใฎไฝœใ‚Šๆ–นใŒใ‹ใชใ‚Šๅค‰ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใญใ€‚

I can picture how you can generate strong rotational strength. It does indeed change the method of how to create the axis.ย 

ๅƒ•ใฎๅ ดๅˆใฏใ€ใ€Œ๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใ€ใฎใจใใฏใ€Œ่ปธใ‚’ไฝœใ‚Šใซใ„ใใ€ใจใ„ใ†่€ƒใˆๆ–นใงใฏใชใใ€ใ€ŒใใฎใจใไฝœใฃใŸ่ปธใ‚’ใ€็€ๅœฐใง็›ดใ™ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ—ใŸใ€‚็ฉบไธญใซๅ‡บใŸใ‚ใจใฏใ‚‚ใ†่ซฆใ‚ใกใ‚ƒใ†ใ€‚็ฉบไธญใงใ€Œ่ปธใŒใ“ใฃใกใซๆ›ฒใŒใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ€ใจๆ„Ÿใ˜ๅ–ใฃใฆใŠใ‘ใฐใ€็€ๅœฐใฎใจใใซใฉใฎ่„šใ‚’ใฉใฃใกใซๅ‡บใ™ใ‹ๆฑบใ‚ใฆใ€ๅฏพๅฟœใงใใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚็ฉบไธญใง่ปธใ‚’ไฝœใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€็›ดใ—ใŸใ‚Šใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ€๏ผ”ๅ›žๅŠใพใ‚ใ‚‹ๅ›ž่ปข้€Ÿๅบฆใ‚’ๆ‹…ไฟใงใใพใ›ใ‚“ใงใ—ใŸ

In my case, when doing the “4.5”, my way of thinking was not โ€˜create an axis first’ but rather โ€˜fix the axis I created at the time at the point of landing’. After I’m in the air, Iโ€™ve already let it go. If, while in the air, I got the sense of ‘this is where my axis is’, then I was able to decide how to position my feet when I landed. If I created the axis in the air or tried to fix it, I couldn’t ensure I completed all 4.5 revolutions. 

โ€•โ€•ไฝ“ๆ“ใฏไธก่ถณ็€ๅœฐใงใ™ใŒใ€ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฏ็‰‡่ถณ็€ๆฐทใชใฎใงใ€็€ๆฐทใง็›ดใ™้›ฃใ—ใ•ใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚

You land on both feet in gymnastics but because you land on one foot in skating, fixing (the axis) on landing is difficult.ย 

็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฎๅ ดๅˆใฏใ€่‚ก้–ข็ฏ€ใฎไฝฟใ„ๆ–นใŒใจใฆใ‚‚ไธŠๆ‰‹ใ„ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚ๅนณๆ˜Œไบ”่ผชใฎใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎ๏ผ“ๅ›ž่ปขใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ใ‚’ใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Š้ ญใŒไธ‹ใŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹็Šถๆ…‹ใงใ‚‚็‰‡่ถณใง็€ๆฐทใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใจใฃใ•ใฎๅฏพๅฟœใฏใ€ไป–ใฎ้ธๆ‰‹ใซใงใใชใ„ใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฎๅผทใฟใงใ™ใ€‚ใงใ™ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€Œ็€ๆฐทใ—ใŸ็žฌ้–“ใซใ‚ใ‚Œใใ‚‰ใ„ๅน…ๅบƒใ„้™ใ‚Šๆ–นใงใ€็žฌๆ™‚ใซๅฏพๅฟœใงใใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹่‡ช่บซใŒๅˆ†ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚Œใฐใ€่ปธใซใ“ใ ใ‚ใ‚‹ๅ‰ฒๅˆใ‚’ๅฐ‘ใ—ๆธ›ใ‚‰ใ›ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ€Œ่ปธใ‚’ไฝœใ‚‰ใชใใ‚ƒใ€ใจใฐใ‹ใ‚Šๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ€ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’ใ‹ใ‘ใ‚‹ใฎใŒ้…ใใชใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€่ธใฟๅˆ‡ใ‚ŠใงๅŠ›ใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใ•ใพใ–ใพใชๅฝฑ้ŸฟใŒๅ‡บใฆใใ‚‹ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šๆ€ใ„ๅˆ‡ใ‚Š่ทณใ‚“ใงใ€ๆ€ใ„ๅˆ‡ใ‚Šๅ›žใ—ใฆใŠใ„ใฆใ€็€ๆฐทใฎ็žฌ้–“ใฎใฉใ‚Œใ ใ‘่ปธใ‚’ๆˆปใ›ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€ใจ่€ƒใˆใŸใ‚‰ใ€้•ใ†ใƒใƒฉใƒณใ‚นใŒ่ฆ‹ใคใ‹ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใ€ใจใ€‚ๅฝผใชใ‚‰ใฐใ€ใใฎๅฏพๅฟœ่ƒฝๅŠ›ใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€‚

In Hanyu-senshu’s case, he’s very good at using his hip joint. In the Free Skate at the Pyeongchang Olympics, in the final 3Lz, he was able to land with one foot when his head was low. Being able to react like that in that instant is something other athletes can’t do and is Hanyu-senshu’s strength. Therefore, if Hanyu-senshu himself can understand this idea that ‘I can respond by landing in this wide variety of ways at the moment of touchdownโ€™, I think he may be able to lighten the degree of focus on the axis. If you think only that you must establish the axis, you may be late to enter the rotation, or you can’t put enough power in the takeoff and there are various kinds of effects from that. If you think about just taking off and rotating as you imagine and then think about how you can recover the axis on landing, you may be able to find a different kind of balance. If itโ€™s Hanyu, he definitely has the ability to respond that way. 

โ€•โ€•็†่ซ–็š„ใซใฏๅฏ่ƒฝใชๆฐ—ใŒใ—ใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎใ‚ปใ‚ชใƒชใƒผใจ้•ใ„ใ™ใŽใฆใ€้ฉšใใฎใ‚ขใ‚คใƒ‡ใ‚ขใงใ™ใ€‚

I feel that it’s possible theoretically but it’s so different from the theory for jumping the Axel that it’s a shocking idea.ย 

ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใงๅทฆ่‚ฉใ‚’้–‹ใ„ใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใฎใจๅŒใ˜ใงใ€ไฝ“ๆ“ใฎใฒใญใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ€ๅญไพ›ใซๆ•™ใˆใ‚‹ใชใ‚‰ใ€Œ่‚ฉใฏ้–‹ใ‹ใชใ„ใ€ใจๆ•™ใˆใพใ™ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใฏไธ€่ˆฌ็š„ใซใ‚„ใฃใกใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใ“ใจใงใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚„ใ‚ใ†ใจใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใฏๆ™ฎ้€šใงใฏใชใ„ใ“ใจใ€‚ๆ™ฎ้€šใงใฏใชใ„ๆŠ€่ก“ใ‚’ไฝฟใ‚ใชใ„ใจใ€๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฏใŠใใ‚‰ใใงใใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ๆ•™็ง‘ๆ›ธ้€šใ‚Šใฎ่ทณใณๆ–นใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใŒใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ‚’ใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฏใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฏๆ–ฐใŸใชๆ•™็ง‘ๆ›ธใ‚’ๆ›ธใ‹ใชใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใชใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ—ใ€ๆ›ธใ‘ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

In the same way as you’re taught to not open your left shoulder going into the Axel, we’re also taught from childhood in gymnastics too that you should not open your shoulder when you do the twists. [Opening the shoulder] isn’t something you do normally, but what you’re attempting isn’t ordinary. I think if you don’t also do something out of the ordinary with your technique, you probably canโ€™t achieve the 4A. Because there is a textbook way to jump, everyone can do the 3A. But for the 4A, Hanyu-senshu has to write a new textbook. I think he can do it. 

โ€•โ€•ๆ™ฎ้€šใงใฏใชใ„ๆŠ€่ก“ใ€‚็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใชใ‚‰โ€œๆ™ฎ้€šโ€ใฎๆฆ‚ๅฟตใ‚’ใ†ใกใ‚„ใถใ‚‹ๅŠ›ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

A technique that is out of the ordinary. I think Hanyu-senshu has the power to overturn this concept of “the usual”.

ใพใ ่ชฐใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใŸใ“ใจใฎใชใ„ๆŠ€ใชใฎใงใ€ใฉใ‚“ใชใ‚„ใ‚Šใ‹ใŸใ‚‚ๆญฃ่งฃใงใ™ใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใƒขใƒŽใ‚ดใƒˆใฏใ‚‚ใฃใจ็ฐกๅ˜ใชใ“ใจใ€‚ใ™ใงใซ็š†ใŒใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆŠ€ใฏใ€ๅฏฉๅˆคใฎๅ…ˆ็”Ÿๆ–นใ‚‚ๅˆ†ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹็จ‹ๅบฆใ€Œๅฅฝใพใ‚Œใ‚‹ๅฎŸๆ–ฝใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„ๆŠ€ใฏใ€ใ‚„ใฃใŸๆœฌไบบใŒๆญฃ่งฃใงใ™ใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฎใ‚„ใฃใŸๅฎŸๆ–ฝใŒใ€๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๆญฃ่งฃใ€ใจใชใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚่ชฐใ‚‚ๅˆฐ้”ใ—ใŸใ“ใจใฎใชใ„ไธ–็•ŒใธใฎๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใงใ™ใ€‚ๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™๏ผ

It’s a skill no one has done before, so any method is the correct answer. Therefore itโ€™s an even more simple principle. For techniques everyone can already do, judges/referees also understand it so, in a sense, they have a โ€˜preferredโ€™ method of execution. But for new skills, the correct way is how the person who completes it does it. Therefore, the way Hanyu-senshu executes it would become the ‘correct’ way to do the 4A. He’s challenging a world no one has reached yet. I will cheer for him!