[ENG TRANSLATION] Japanese Nationals Combined Sponichi Interview

Photo by Sponichi

Original article Part 1 published 27 December 2020.
Original article Part 2 published 27 December 2020.

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

ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใงๅ„ชๅ‹ใ—ใŸ14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œใจไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใŒ26ๆ—ฅใ€็”ทๅญใƒกใƒ€ใƒชใ‚นใƒˆไผš่ฆ‹็ต‚ไบ†ๅพŒใซๅ„็คพใฎๅˆๅŒใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใซๅฟœใ˜ใ€่ƒธใซ็ง˜ใ‚ใŸๆ€ใ„ใ‚’่ชžใ‚Šๅฐฝใใ—ใŸใ€‚

Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA), the winner of the All-Japan Figure Skating Championships and the consecutive winner of the Olympic Games in Sochi ’14 and Pyeongchang ’18, gave a joint interview after the men’s medalist press conference on the 26th, and talked about his innermost thoughts.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฎใใฎๅพŒใฎใ“ใจใฏ่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹๏ผŸ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใšใ€ใพใ‚ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใฉใ†ใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใซใจใฃใฆใฏไธ€็•ชๅคงใใชใ“ใจใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใ€‚ใพใšใฏไฝ“ใ‚’ๅ‹•ใ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไธ€็•ชใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ‚’็ทด็ฟ’ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆใฎ่กๆ’ƒใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ใ‚‚ใฎๅ‡„ใใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใใ†ใ‚ณใƒณใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒณใƒˆใซ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚‚ใฎใงใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹็จ‹ๅบฆใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ไฝ“ใ‚’ใคใใฃใฆใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใซๆ‡ธใ‘ใฆใฎใ€ใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใฏ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ—ใชใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚’ๆฑบใ‚ใฆใ„ใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจไฝ•ใฆ่จ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€่ฉฆๅˆๅฏ„ใ‚Šใฎไฝ“ใฅใใ‚Šใซใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ไปŠใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใพใŸๅค‰ใ‚ใฃใฆใใกใ‚ƒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใฏๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใŸใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใŒ็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚Šๆฌก็ฌฌใ€ไฝ“ๅŠ›ใ‚‚ๅ›žๅพฉใ—ๆฌก็ฌฌใ€ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Š4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎใŸใ‚ใฎไฝ“ใฅใใ‚Šใ‚’ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใ‚„ใฃใฆใ€ใใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚ใจใฏใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใŒใฉใ‚Œใใ‚‰ใ„ใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใ‚‹ใ‹ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใพใ ใงใใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใฎไปŠใฎใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๅนปๆƒณใจใ€ๆ—ฉใ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไฝ“ใจใฎใ‚ฎใƒฃใƒƒใƒ—ใ‚’ๅŸ‹ใ‚ใฆใคใค.ใ€‚ใงใ€ใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใฆใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใฉใ‚Œใ ใ‘่ทณในใ‚‹ใ‹ใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆใ‹ใชใจ่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใพใ‚ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใŒ้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‹ใฉใ†ใ‹ใ‚‚ใพใ ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ๆฅใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใŒใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชๅซใ‚ใฆใฉใ†ใชใฃใฆใ„ใใ‹ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใจใซใ‹ใไธ–ใฎไธญใฎ็Šถๆณใ‚’่ฆ‹ใชใŒใ‚‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใงใใ‚‹ๆœ€ๅคง้™ใฎๅŠชๅŠ›ใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไปŠใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ™ใ€‚ใใฎๅ…ˆใฏใพใ ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Q: Are you thinking of anything (career-wise) after the World Championships (next year)?

A: First of all, for me, the biggest thing is whether the World Championships will actually happen.

Well, first of all, being able to use my body is the most important. Because training on the quad Axel has a big impact (on my body) after all. Well, it’s not something that I can practice consistently, so to some extent, I have to train properly and build up my body. Well, I had decided not to do a quad Axel in my training for this competition. How can I put it, I’ve building up my body to prepare for the competition, so I think now my sense of the Axel has been changing once again, but as soon as this competition is over, after my body recovers, I will make sure to build my body to suit the quad Axel, and then train for it, then see how much I can do with the quad Axel. I haven’t been able to do it yet. I’m trying to quickly bridge the gap between my current image of the Axel and my body as soon as possible. I think it depends on how well I can execute it after Iโ€™ve become able to do it. Well, more than anything else, I don’t know if the World Championships will be held yet. I don’t know how next season’s competitions, including the Grand Prix, will go. Anyway, my current feeling is that I want to put out the best effort I can while keeping an eye on the situation of the world. Beyond that, I don’t know yet.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚ณใƒผใƒใจไธ€็ท’ใซ็ทด็ฟ’ใงใใชใ„้›ฃใ—ใ•ใ‚„ๅคงๅˆ‡ใ•ใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใฏใ„ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่‡ชๅˆ†ใ ใ‘ใงใฏๅฎข่ฆณ่ฆ–ใ—ใใ‚Œใฆใ„ใชใ„้ƒจๅˆ†ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏ็ตถๅฏพใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใ€‚ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๅ–‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒๆ–ฐ่žใ ใจใ‹ใƒ‹ใƒฅใƒผใ‚นใจใ‹ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใช่จ˜ไบ‹ใซใชใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใƒ†ใƒฌใƒ“ใจใ„ใ†ๅช’ไฝ“ใ‹ใ‚‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ—ใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใฎๆ™‚ใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ“ใ†่จ€ใฃใฆใŠใ‘ใฐ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใ€ใ‚ใ‚่จ€ใฃใฆใŠใ‘ใฐ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€ใใ‚ŒใจๅŒใ˜ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ ใฃใฆใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่‡ชๅˆ†1ไบบใงใฉใ†ใ‚„ใฃใŸใฃใฆๅฎข่ฆณ่ฆ–ใงใใชใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„่ฆ–็‚นใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ไปฅๅค–ใ‹ใ‚‰ใฎ่ฆ–็‚นใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚ณใƒผใƒใฃใฆๅ‡„ใ„ๅคงไบ‹ใ ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใฎใจใ€‚้€†ใซ่จ€ใ†ใจใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใฉใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ็ตŒ้จ“ๅ€คใŒ่ฑŠๅฏŒใซใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ไป–ใฎ้ธๆ‰‹ใŸใกใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚็ตŒ้จ“ๅ€คใŒ่ฑŠๅฏŒใซใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ๅฎข่ฆณ่ฆ–ใŒใ—ใ‚„ใ™ใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใŒใฉใ†ใ„ใ†้ขจใซๅดฉใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†็Šถๆ…‹ใฎๆ™‚ใซ่‰ฏใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใŒใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€ๆ‚ชใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚่€ƒใˆใชใŠใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚ณใƒผใƒใŒใ„ใชใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚‚ใใฎ็ตŒ้จ“ใ‚’็”Ÿใ‹ใ—ๅˆ‡ใ‚ŒใŸใฎใŒใ€ไปŠๅ›žใฎๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆœฌ็•ชใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใจใ“ใ“ใพใงๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใใซใ‚ใŸใฃใฆใฎใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใซใคใชใŒใฃใŸใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: Is there anything you felt was important or difficult while practicing without a coach?

A: Yes, I think there are absolutely aspects where I canโ€™t be completely objective about when Iโ€™m by myself. Like when weโ€™re talking like this, or when this becomes various articles in newspapers or the news (on TV), and I watch myself speaking through television. Similar to when I do that and am like โ€˜ah, it would have been good if I had said in this wayโ€™, or โ€˜I shouldโ€™ve said thisโ€™, itโ€™s the same in skating where there are parts you cannot be objective about when alone. So I think having a coach is an incredibly important thing, insofar as being able to provide new points of view and ones outside of your own. On the flipside though, I think precisely because I have an abundant amount of experiences, because I have more experiences compared to other athletes, itโ€™s easier for me to have a more objective point of view about things like how I break down [under pressure], how I can produce good performance, how it becomes a bad performance, that sort of thing. So while reflecting on various things, even while being without a coach, I think I was able to leverage those experiences and connect my actual performance at Japanese Nationals this time with the training I was aiming for up until this point.  

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไบˆๅฎšๆง‹ๆˆใซใคใ„ใฆใ€‚ใ“ใ‚ŒใพใงใฏๅพŒๅŠใซใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚’้‡ใญใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใฏ่‹ฅๅนฒๅ‰ๅ€’ใ—ใ€‚ใใฎ็‹™ใ„ใฏใ€‚ใ‚‚ใ—4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ๅ ดๅˆใฎๆง‹ๆˆใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚4Aๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใชใ‚‰1็™บ็›ฎใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚’ๅ‰ๅŠใซไปŠๅ›žๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใŸ็†็”ฑใฏใ“ใฃใกใฎๆ–นใŒ็ขบ็Ž‡ใŒ่‰ฏใ„ใ‹ใ‚‰ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€็ฐกๅ˜ใซ่จ€ใฃใฆใ—ใพใˆใฐใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ“ใฎๆง‹ๆˆใ‚’ๆฑบใ‚ใ‚‹ๅ‰ใฏใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใƒซใƒผใƒ—่ทณในใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ไธ€ๆ™‚ๆœŸใ€‚ใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใ™ใ‚‰่ทณในใฆใ„ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ—ใ€ใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚ฎใƒชใฟใŸใ„ใช็Šถๆณใงใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ๅพŒๅŠใซ4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’็ชใฃ่พผใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‚‹ๅ ดๅˆใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ ใ‚ใ†ใ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎๆ™‚ๆœŸใ‚’็ตŒใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใใฎ1ๅ€‹ใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚’ๅ‰ใซๅ€’ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใพใš็ตŒ็ทฏใจใ—ใฆใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใใฎๆตใ‚Œใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใฆๆฎตใ€…ใƒซใƒผใƒ—่ทณในใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๅฎ‰ๅฎšใ—ใฆใ„ใฆใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใŒใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใšใคๅฎ‰ๅฎšใ—ใฆใใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ˜ใ‚ƒใ‚ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใฎๆง‹ๆˆใซใƒซใƒผใƒ—ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใฆใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผๅ…ฅใ‚Œใฆใ€‚ๅพŒๅŠใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—2ๆœฌใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใซใฏใ—ใฆใ„ใฆใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ‚‚ใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚‚่€ƒใˆใฆใฏใ„ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€‚ไปŠใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใใฎ้ ƒใšใฃใจใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ่‡ชไฝ“ใฎๅ…จไฝ“ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใซใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ€ๅ‰ๅŠใฎใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใซใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใŸๆ–นใŒ่ฆ‹ใŸ็›ฎใŒ่‰ฏใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใ€ใพใ‚ไธ€็•ชๅคงใใช่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใฎ่ฆๅ› ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚ใใ“ใฎ็ดใฎ้Ÿณใ‹ใ‚‰ๅง‹ใพใฃใฆใ„ใฃใฆใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ็››ใ‚ŠไธŠใŒใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซ่ทณใ‚“ใงใ€ใใฎใ‚ใจใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใซใ„ใใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ๆœ€ๅˆใ‚ใใ“ใฏใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซๅ˜็™บใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ๅ˜็™บใ€ใ‚‚ใ—ใใฏใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ๅ˜็™บใ€ใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ๅ˜็™บใฃใฆ่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‹ใ‚‚ใฃใจ้ขจใŒ่ˆžใ„ไธŠใŒใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฎ้ŸณใŒไฝ•ใจใชใๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใจใ—ใฆใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใใ“ใซใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใจไธกๆ‰‹ใ‚’ๆŒ™ใ’ใ‚‹ใƒ€ใƒ–ใƒซใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‹ใ‚‰ใใฎใพใพใฎๅ‹ขใ„ใงใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใซใ„ใใฎใŒไธ€็•ช่กจ็พใจใ—ใฆใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใฃใŸใฎใŒไปŠๅ›žๅ‰ๅŠใซๆŒใฃใฆใใŸ็†็”ฑใงใ™ใ€

Q: About your planned layout. Up until now, youโ€™ve put your combinations in the second half of the program. This time it was slightly front-loaded. What is the point of this? And what about your layout if you add the quad Axel?

A: Well if I did add the 4A I think itโ€™d be my first jump. To put it simply, the reason for putting a combination in the first half is because the rate of success is higher there. Before deciding on this layout, there was originally a period where I couldnโ€™t jump the loop. I couldn’t even jump the Salchow, and the toe-loop was in a dicey condition, so there was a period where I was in no position to put quads in the second half. Precisely because of that, I was in the process of putting a combination in the first half. So I went with that flow and then slowly while practising, I became able to jump the loop again – the Salchow was of course stabilised and then I stabilised my loop little by little, so I thought okay, I can put the loop and Salchow in my FS program layout. I did think about doing 2 toe-loop combinations in the second half and doing an Axel combination as the last jumping pass, too. Right now, if I look at the Free Program as a whole, instead of making the last jumping pass a combination, the Axel combination in the first half looks better – I think thatโ€™s the primary reason. Starting from the sound of the koto at that point [in the program], the mood picks up, I jump the Axel and then the loop, but originally I thought about making it a solo Axel jump, then solo loop, otherwise a 3Lz solo jump. Somehow I felt that the music creates a feeling of a bigger wind soaring through, so the jump that would express it best would be a 3A with a rippon 2T and then leading into the 3Lo with that momentum, which is the reason for putting it in the first half this time. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅŒ—ไบฌไบ”่ผชใŒ่ฟ‘ใฅใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚็พๆ™‚็‚นใงใฎไฝ็ฝฎใฅใ‘ใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œ็Ž‡็›ดใซ่จ€ใฃใกใ‚ƒใ†ใจใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๆฑไบฌไบ”่ผชใงใใฆใ„ใชใ„ไปŠใฎ็Šถๆณใฎไธญใงใ€ๅƒ•ใ‚‰ใŒใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ๅƒ•ๅ€‹ไบบใฎๆ€ใ„ใจใ—ใฆใฏใ€ๅ†ฌใฎไบ”่ผชใฎใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๅ ดๅˆใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒๅƒ•ๅ€‹ไบบใฎๆ„่ฆ‹ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใ‚นใƒใƒณใ‚ตใƒผใ•ใ‚“ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ—ใ€ใ‚ณใƒžใƒผใ‚ทใƒฃใƒซใจใ‹ใ€ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซๅ›ฝใ‚’ๆŒ™ใ’ใฆใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ‚คใƒ™ใƒณใƒˆใชใฎใงใ€ใใ“ใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใŠ้‡‘ใŒใ‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ“ใๅƒ•ใ‚‰ใซ็Ÿฅใ‚‰ใชใ„ไธ–็•ŒใŒใใ“ใซใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ‚Œใซ้–ขไธŽใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆ็ซถๆŠ€ใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใ‚ฟใƒผใฎ1ไบบใจใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚’่จ€ใˆใฐใ€ใใ“ใฏใ‚นใƒใƒผใƒ„ใฎ็ฅญๅ…ธใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ๅƒ•ใซใจใฃใฆใฏ็ซถๆŠ€ใฎๆœ€็ต‚็›ฎๆจ™ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใฃใฆใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐไบ”่ผชใ‚’้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใŸใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใใ“ใซๅ‡บใฆๅ„ชๅ‹ใ—ใŸใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎ่ƒŒๆ™ฏใซๆฑไบฌไบ”่ผชใ™ใ‚‰้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ•ใ‚Œใชใ„็พๅฎŸใŒไปŠใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ๅปถๆœŸใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚‚ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซใฉใ†ใชใ‚‹ใ‹ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ—ใ€‚ใŸใจใˆใฐใ€ใƒฏใ‚ฏใƒใƒณใ‚’ๅผทๅˆถ็š„ใซๆ‰“ใŸใชใใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„็Šถๆณใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚่ฆณๅฎขๅ…ฅใ‚Œใฆใงใใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€ใจใ‹ใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใใฎๅŽๆ”ฏใฎๅ…ผใญๅˆใ„ใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซไบ”่ผชใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใŒ้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹ในใใชใฎใ‹ใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๆ–นใ€…ใŒใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๆ„่ฆ‹ใ‚’ใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ไธญใงๅƒ•ๅ€‹ไบบใจใ—ใฆใฏๆœ€็ต‚็›ฎๆจ™ใงใ‚ใ‚‹ไบ”่ผชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใƒชใƒŸใƒƒใ‚ฟใƒผใŒใ‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ๅƒ•ใŒๅ‡บใ‚‹ๅ‡บใชใ„ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ‚Œใพใง็พๅฝน็ถšใ‘ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹็ถšใ‘ใชใ„ใฎใ‹ใจใ‹ใใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€‚ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใ€ใใ“ใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ‚ทใƒฃใƒƒใƒˆใƒ€ใ‚ฆใƒณใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒๅผทใ„ใงใ™ใ€

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Q: The Beijing 2022 Olympics are getting closer. Whatโ€™s your position on it at the moment?

A: This is speaking frankly but in the current situation where the Tokyo Olympics cannot go ahead, in my personal opinion, weโ€™re not in a position to be thinking about the Winter Olympics. Of course, there are sponsors, commercials, and because this is an event where so many countries compete, of course there is a lot of money involved in that. Because of that I think there is a whole world that we donโ€™t know. However, I’m not involved in that. As a single competitive figure skater, the Olympics is not a sport festival or event but, as an athlete, my ultimate goal. If we only think from that perspective, Iโ€™d like the Olympics to go ahead and of course Iโ€™d like to participate and win. However, against the backdrop of that, the current reality is that even the Tokyo Olympics cannot be held. Even if postponed, we still donโ€™t know how it will turn out. For example, if weโ€™re in a situation where taking the vaccine is compulsory or whether the audience will be able to attendโ€ฆ And also, balancing the cost, whether the Olympics is something that should be held. Truly, I think there are many people thinking about various factors, with a lot of different opinions. Therefore, within all of that, Iโ€™ve personally stopped myself from thinking about the Olympics, my ultimate goal. Therefore, rather than thinking whether or not Iโ€™ll participate, whether or not Iโ€™ll continue to compete until then, it’s more like I’m shutting down my thoughts about that a little right now.

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Part 2

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไบบ็”Ÿใฎๆœ€็ต‚็›ฎๆจ™ใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใจใซใ‹ใ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ€่ฉฆๅˆใง้™ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚่ฉฆๅˆใงใ€‚ใใ“ใฏไฝ•ๅบฆใ‚‚่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซๆœ€็ต‚็›ฎๆจ™ใงใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ไปŠๅ›žใ€้•ทใ„ๆœŸ้–“ใ€1ไบบใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ™ใ‚‹ใซใ‚ใŸใฃใฆใ€4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎ้›ฃใ—ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใ€ใใ“ใพใงใŸใฉใ‚Š็€ใ‘ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ€‚ๅคข็‰ฉ่ชžใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใจใ‹ใพใงใ‚ใฃใŸใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ใจใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใใ‚Œใ‚’ๆœ€็ต‚็›ฎๆจ™ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‚ใชใใฏใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅฟƒใซๅ˜˜ใคใ‹ใชใ„ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€ใใ“ใพใงใŸใฉใ‚Š็€ใ‹ใชใ„ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ๆญฃ็›ด่จ€ใฃใฆไปŠใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’้ ‘ๅผตใ‚‹็†็”ฑใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใ€‚ใ“ใฎ็คพไผšใฎไธญใงใ€ใ“ใฎไธ–ใฎไธญใงใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„็†็”ฑใ‚’ๆŠผใ—้€šใ—ใฆใพใงใ€ใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ•ใ›ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ†็†็”ฑใŒใชใใชใฃใกใ‚ƒใ†ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ ใŒใ‚‰ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใจใฆใ‚‚้™บใ—ใ„ๅฃใซๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆใ€ไปŠ็ชใ้€ฒใ‚“ใงใ„ใฆใ€‚ใใ“ใธใฎใƒใƒผใƒ‰ใƒซใฏใ™ใ”ใ้ซ˜ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใ“ใซไฝ•ใ‹ๆ‰‹ใ™ใ‚ŠใŒไฝ•ใ‚‚ใชใ„ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ†ใใ‚‰ใ„้ซ˜ใ„ๅฃใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๅนปๆƒณใฎใพใพใซใ—ใŸใใชใ„ใ€‚็ตถๅฏพใซใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆ‰‹ใงใคใ‹ใฟๅ–ใฃใฆใ€ใใฎๅ…ˆใฎๅฃใŒใชใ„ๅฃใฎๅ…ˆใ‚’่ฆ‹ใŸใ„ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใŒใ€ไปŠใ“ใฎไธ–ใฎไธญใง่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚Œใ‚‹็†็”ฑใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: What is the ultimate goal of your skating career?

A: In any case, Iโ€™d like to land the 4A in competition. That’s the ultimate goal Iโ€™ve said countless times. However, this time, with such a long period of training alone, the difficulty of the 4Aโ€ฆ Firstly, I wonder if I will be able to get there. When I think about how there were times when I felt like it was almost a wild fantasy, I wonโ€™t say there werenโ€™t times where I wondered if it was okay to make this my ultimate goal. However, if I were not to lie to my own heart then, if I did not try to get there, truthfully speaking, my reason for skating… In this society, in this current situation, it feels like my reason for training, the reason for wanting to keep skating would vanish. So thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m still pushing ahead against the impregnable wall known as my 4A, though the hurdle is very high. Itโ€™s a wall so tall to the extent that it feels like there are no handholds or anything. Even so, I donโ€™t want to leave it as just a dream. I will absolutely grasp it in my hands, and I want to look beyond that wall where there are no other walls. I think that may be the only reason I am able to skate in this current situation. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็พๅœจใฎใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎ็Šถๆณใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œ่ทณในใฆใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚๏ผˆ1ๅบฆใ‚‚๏ผŸ๏ผ‰ใฏใ„ใ€

Q: What about the current status of the (quad) axel?

A: I havenโ€™t (successfully) jumped it.

Q: Not even once?

A: Yes.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚ณใƒญใƒŠใฎ็ŠถๆณใŒไธŠๅ‘ใ‘ใฐใ€ใพใŸๆ‹ ็‚นใฎๆตทๅค–ใธ่กŒใใŸใ„ใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ไธ–ใฎไธญใฉใ†ใชใ‚‹ใ‹ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใฎใŒๆญฃ็›ดใชใจใ“ใ‚ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€็ขบไฟกใจใ—ใฆใ€ไปŠๅ›ž่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚„ใฃใฆใใŸใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใฏ้–“้•ใฃใฆใชใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ็ตŒ้จ“ใ—ใฆใใŸใ“ใจใ‚’ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚็”Ÿใ‹ใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจใƒ™ใƒ†ใƒฉใƒณใ‚‰ใ—ใใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ‚’็ฉใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใฆใใŸใฎใฏใ€้–“้•ใ„ใชใใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใง็ตๆžœใจใ—ใฆ่กจใ‚ŒใŸใฎใงใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจ้ ‘ๅผตใฃใŸใจ่จ€ใˆใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ไปŠๅ›žใฏ4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒซใƒผใƒ—่พผใฟใฎ4ๅ›ž่ปข4ๆœฌใฎใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใฎใŸใ‚ใซไฝœใฃใฆใใŸใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใƒ—ใƒฉใƒณใ ใฃใŸใฎใ‚’ไปŠๅบฆ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎใŸใ‚ใฎใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ‚’ใ™ใ‚‹ใฃใฆ่€ƒใˆใŸใจใใฎ็ตถๅฏพๅœŸๅฐใซใชใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใ†ใพใใคใใฃใฆใ„ใใ“ใจใ ใ‘ใŒไปŠ่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ในใใ“ใจใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒใƒˆใƒญใƒณใƒˆใซๅธฐใฃใฆใ‚„ใ‚‹ใจใ‹ใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใจใ‹้–ขไฟ‚ใชใใ€ใจใซใ‹ใ็ตถๅฏพใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไฝ“ใจใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใจใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆŠ€่ก“้ขใ€ไฝ“ๅŠ›้ขใฎๅ‘ไธŠใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏไธ€็•ช่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใŸใถใ‚“ใ‚ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ€‚ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšใ“ใฎ1ๅนด้–“ใง่ฉฆ่กŒ้Œฏ่ชคใ—ใŸไธŠใงใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใ†ใพใไฝฟใฃใฆใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌใ ใ‚ใ†ใŒใ‚ซใƒŠใƒ€ใ ใ‚ใ†ใŒใ€ใพใš4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠๅ›žใ‚Šๅˆ‡ใฃใฆ้™ใ‚Šใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆŠ€่ก“็š„ใชๅ‘ไธŠใ‚’ใ•ใ›ใ‚‹ใŸใ‚ใฎใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ‚’็ฉใ‚“ใงใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใงๅคงไธˆๅคซใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ็ญ”ใˆใซใชใฃใฆใพใ™ใ‹๏ผŸใ€

Q: Once the COVID19 situation improves, will you go back to your training base overseas?

A: Well, to be honest, I donโ€™t know how the world will be. However, to confirm, I donโ€™t think the training Iโ€™ve done thus far has been wrong. Um, in the end since I was able to apply the various things I have experienced thus far, and finally like a โ€œveteranโ€, I was able to accumulate the [efforts of] various training, and without doubt as this was reflected in the results of this competition, I think I can finally say I did my best. And so, the training plan of a four-quad free program including a quad loop from this time will become a strong foundation for the sake of the quad Axel later. I think for now, making that go well should be the only thing I think about. Regardless of whether that will happen upon returning to Toronto or in Japan, and improving my body, my senses, and my technical and physical fitness is definitely something I think I know best. In any case, in the last one year I have gone through a lot of trial and error. Thatโ€™s why, to utilize [what I learned from] that, whether itโ€™s in Japan or in Canada, first I want to put in the work in training to improve the technical aspects needed to rotate and land a quad Axel. Is this okay? Did that answer the question?

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅคงๅญฆใ‚’ๅ’ๆฅญใ—ใŸใ€‚็ทด็ฟ’ไปฅๅค–ใงใฎใ‚ณใƒญใƒŠ็ฆใงใฉใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๅฎถๆ—ใจ้Žใ”ใ™ๆ™‚้–“ใŒใ™ใ”ใๅข—ใˆใพใ—ใŸใญใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใƒˆใƒญใƒณใƒˆใซ่กŒใฃใฆใ€ๅฎถๆ—ๅ…จๅ“กใŒใใ‚ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ๅฎถๆ—ใจไธ€็ท’ใซ้Žใ”ใ—ใฆใ€‚ๅˆฅใซๅ›ฃใ‚‰ใ‚“ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒๆฅฝใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ‹ใใ†ใ„ใ†่จณใงใชใใ€ไธ€็ท’ใซใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ๅฎถๆ—ๅ…จๅ“กใซใ‚ตใƒใƒผใƒˆใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใฃใŸใฎใฏใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไธญใงใ‚‚่ฒก็”ฃใซใชใ‚‹ใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅพŒใฏใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ๅค–ๅ‡บใฏๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไปฅๅค–ใซไฝ•ใ‚‚ใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไปฅๅค–ใซไฝ•ใ‚‚ใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅคงใ’ใ•ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไปฅๅค–ใซๅค–ๅ‡บใฏไธ€ๅˆ‡ใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใ€‚ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใƒˆใƒญใƒณใƒˆใซใ„ใ‚‹ใจใใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใซ้›†ไธญใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŒใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใจไฝ•ใงใ—ใŸใฃใ‘๏ผŸใ‚ใฃใ€ๅคงๅญฆใ€‚ใŠใ‹ใ’ใ•ใพใงๅคงๅญฆๅ’ๆฅญใงใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚่ซ–ๆ–‡ใซใคใ„ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ใ„ใšใ‚Œ็™บ่กจใ™ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใ—ใชใ„ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ“ใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใš่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ่€ƒใˆใ†ใ‚‹้™ใ‚Šใง็ ”็ฉถใ‚’ใ—ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใฎไปŠใฎๅ…ˆใปใฉ่จ€ใฃใŸใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใคใชใŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚ŠใƒซใƒผใƒซใŒๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚Šใ‚„ใ™ใใชใ‚‹ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ€ใ—ใชใใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚‚ใ—่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒไปŠๅพŒใ€ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšๆบ€่ถณใงใใ‚‹ใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ€็พๅฝนใ‚’้€€ใ„ใฆใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใซใชใฃใฆใ€ๆŒ‡ๅฐŽ่€…ใซใชใฃใฆใ€‚ใฃใฆใ€ใฉใ‚“ใฉใ‚“้€ฒใ‚“ใงใ„ใฃใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ‚‚ใ—ใใฎๆŠ€่ก“ใŒๅฟ…่ฆใ ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ใใฃใกใฎ้“ใ‚‚ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใƒˆใƒƒใƒ—ใฎ็ซถๆŠ€่€…ใจใ—ใฆใ€ๅˆ‡ใ‚Š้–‹ใๆๆ–™ใซใชใ‚Œใฐใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซใฏๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: (This year) You graduated from university. Aside from training, what other kinds of things did you do during the pandemic?

A: Well, the time I spent with my family greatly increased. Usually Iโ€™m in Toronto and itโ€™s not often that my whole family is able to get together and spend time. And by this itโ€™s not that it was fun to be together like this, but rather we were able to think together about skating. Above all else, I thought that being supported by my whole family while I was skating is a great fortune. And, yes, I didnโ€™t really go out, since I wasnโ€™t doing anything but skating. Although (saying I was) doing nothing except skating might be a bit of an exaggeration. I did not go out at all, aside for skating. Um, thatโ€™s right. I felt maybe I was able to focus more on skating than when I was in Toronto. Andโ€ฆ what else was there? Ah, university. Fortunately I was able to graduate from university. Regarding my thesis, yes, I might present it someday, I might not. Iโ€™m not really sure about that. I did as much research as I could think of, and of course there were connections to the training that I myself have done up until now. Above all, I thought that maybe [with my research*] the rules [of skating] would become easier to understand, it would have to. Perhaps in the future, [after] performing to where Iโ€™m satisfied, Iโ€™ll retire from competition, become a professional [skater], become a coach/mentor, etc. So, in that progression, if that kind of technology is needed, thereโ€™s that option too. After all, I think that as a top athlete, [it would be good] to become a means of opening up something new. 

*T/N: Yuzuru is referring to his graduation thesis in which he explored the topic of 3D motion capture technology being applied to figure skating, and he stated his hope that in the future there could be AI-based scoring incorporating new technology. He talked about his thesis and thoughts on his university career in his recent article featured in Waseda Universityโ€™s Campus Now magazine; translation can be found here.

[ENG TRANSLATION] Japanese Nationals Post-FS Sponichi Interview

Photo by Sponichi

Part 1 – Original article published 26 December 2020.
Part 2 – Original article published 27 December 2020.
Part 3 – Original article published 27 December 2020.
Part 4 – Original article published 27 December 2020.

Translation and Proofreading: @shinjistarxx, @axelsandwich, @tsukihoshi14 and @yuzueco

็”ทๅญใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใŒ่กŒใ‚ใ‚Œใ€14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œใจไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใฏ215ใƒป83็‚นใ‚’ใƒžใƒผใ‚ฏใ—ใ€ๅˆ่จˆ319ใƒป36็‚นใง5ๅนดใถใ‚Š5ๅบฆ็›ฎใฎๆ—ฅๆœฌไธ€ใซ่ผใ„ใŸใ€‚ๆผ”ๆŠ€ๅพŒใ€ใƒ•ใ‚ธใƒ†ใƒฌใƒ“ใฎใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใงใฎใ‚ณใƒกใƒณใƒˆใฏไปฅไธ‹ใฎ้€šใ‚Šใ€‚

2014 Sochi and 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA) secured his 5th Japanese National Champion title with a score of 215.83 in the Free Skate and an overall score of 319.36. These are his comments in an interview with Fuji TV after the performance.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚นใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ—4ๅ–ใ‚ŠใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒๆญฃ็›ดใชๆฐ—ๆŒใกใจใ€ใพใ‚ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšใ€ใ‚นใƒ”ใƒณไธๅฏงใซๅ›žใ‚ŒใŸใ‚“ใง่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: (After the performance)

A: My honest feeling is that I wanted to get a Level 4 in the StSq but in any case Iโ€™m glad I thoroughly rotated my spins. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ๆŒฏใ‚Š่ฟ”ใฃใฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใšใ€ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจๅฎข่ฆณ่ฆ–ใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใใŸใ“ใจใ‚’ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šไฟกใ˜ใฆใ€ไฝ“ใฎๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใ‚’ไฟกใ˜ใฆใ€ใ‚„ใ‚Šใใ‚ŒใŸใฎใฏๅคงใใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใชใซใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใ€ใ‚ใ‚ใ„ใ†ใƒ—ใƒญใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๅˆๆˆฆใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใงใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅŠ›ใŒๅ…ฅใ‚Šใ™ใŽใฆใ„ใŸ้ƒจๅˆ†ใจใ‹ใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใใ‚Œใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒ็Ž‡็›ดใชๆ„Ÿๆƒณใงใ™ใ€

Q: Your thoughts on your performance just then?

A: Firstly, while looking at it objectivelyโ€ฆ I think itโ€™s significant that I was able to properly believe in the training I did and trust the feeling in my body. More than anything yesterday – though it was in part precisely because it was that type of program – there were parts in that first competition where I had exerted a bit too much power, so frankly, itโ€™s good that I was able to feel that yesterday. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‹ใ‚‰ๅ…ฅใฃใฆใ€4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใงใฏ้ซ˜ใ„ๅŠ ็‚นใŒใคใ„ใŸ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใพใšใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใงใพใ‚ใ€ๆตใ‚Œใ‚’ๅ‡บใ™ใฎใฃใฆใ™ใ”ใ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€ๆตใ‚Œใ‚’ๆฎบใ•ใชใ„ใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ„ใซๅŠ ็‚นใŒไป˜ใใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŒ่ทณในใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒๅƒ•ใซใจใฃใฆใ‚‚ไน…ใ—ใถใ‚Šใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใ™ใ”ใๅฟƒใ‹ใ‚‰่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจๆ€ใˆใ‚‹็‚นใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใจใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ๅ‡„ใ่‡ชไฟกใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใงใ™ใ—ใ€้•ทๅนดไธ€็ท’ใซใ‚„ใฃใฆใใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŸใกใชใ‚“ใงใ€่‡ชไฟกใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ‚„ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: You began the program with a 4Lo and then a 4S and it scored you high marks
A: Well, firstly when it comes to the loop jump, itโ€™s very difficult to get flow from that jump. For me, itโ€™s been awhile since Iโ€™ve maintained the flow and completed the loop jump with positive GOE. Itโ€™s a point that I am very happy about. In regards to the Salchow and toe-loop, they are jumps I have a lot of confidence in and two jumps that have accompanied me for many years* so I had confidence and completed them.

*T/N: Here, his language sort of personifies his jumps as people/things whoโ€™ve been โ€˜doingโ€™ skating together with him so weโ€™ve tried to express that feeling through the translation

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใฉใ‚“ใชๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ‚’

ใ€€ใ€Œใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใฎ่ƒŒๆ™ฏใซใฏใ€ไธŠๆ‰่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใŒใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใจใซใ‹ใๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ€็ซถๆŠ€ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๅฅฝใใ ใ—ใ€้—˜ใ†ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฎไธญใ‹ใ‚‰ๅ‡„ใใ€ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ๆฅฝใ—ใฟใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€้›†ไธญใฎไป•ๆ–นใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใใฎๅˆบๆฟ€ใฏใ™ใ”ใใพใ‚ใ€ใŸใพใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎไธญใงใ‚‚ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใŒใ€ใใฎใ€้—˜ใฃใฆใ‚‚ๅ‹ใฆใชใใชใฃใฆใใŸใ‚Šใ€ใพใŸใ€่‹ฆใ—ใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹่‹ฆๆ‚ฉใซ้ง†ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใ‚Šใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ๅƒ•ใŒ1ไฝใซใชใ‚‹ใ“ใจใงใ€่ชฐใ‹ใŒ2ไฝใซใชใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€3ไฝใซใชใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€็Š ็‰ฒใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใฎใงใ€ใชใซใ‹่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใฎ้—˜ใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฎไพกๅ€ค่ฆณใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใซๅฝฑ้Ÿฟใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ไปŠใ€ใ“ใฎไธ–ใฎไธญใ€้—˜ใ‚ใชใใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใ“ใจใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ไฝ•ใ‹ใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใฎไธญใซใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ—ใŸ่ŠฏใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ€้—˜ใ†ใ€ๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ่ŠฏใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใŒ่ฆ‹ใˆใŸใ‚‰่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: What kind of feelings have you put into this program?

A: The setting of this music features Lord Uesugi Kenshin.* In any case, I myself like competing, and in the act of competing itself, how to put it, the fun of it is in things like (figuring out) how to focus, and these kinds of exciting things are what I canโ€™t get enough of. However, in all of that, (there are feelings like) fighting and still not winning, or (things) you can say are painful, like being consumed by anguish. Also, like when I come in first place, someone else will be 2nd or 3rd, and I am feeling that it is like there is a โ€œsacrifice,โ€ or a cost, so I am somewhat influenced by Lord Kenshinโ€™s overall sense of values he held towards battle. Right now, in this world, there may be many things people have to fight against, so it would be nice if everyone could come to see something like a โ€œcoreโ€ or will within themselves as they head into battle (upon watching this program).

*T/N: Referring to 16th century/medieval Japanese warlord Uesugi Kenshin who ruled over part of northern Japan. The music for his free program this time is taken from a 1969 taiga genre (historical) drama called โ€œHeaven and Earthโ€ about Kenshin. In an earlier comment, Yuzuru pointed out that he resonates with Kenshinโ€™s overall view of battle/competition as always having come with a cost, or a โ€œsacrifice.โ€ Earlier comment was translated here.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใ€ใ‚„ใ‚Œใ‚Œใฐใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใญใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใจใซใ‹ใใ€ใชใซใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ไธ–็•ŒใŒๆ—ฉใๅนณ็ฉใŒๆˆปใฃใฆใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ๅนณ็ฉใชๆšฎใ‚‰ใ—ใ‚’ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไปŠใฎ็Ž‡็›ดใชๆ€ใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Q: Looking ahead to the World Championships

A: Well, if it will actually happen. Of course, in any case, my honest feeling right now is that I want the world to return to peace as soon as possible, and I want to live peacefully as well.

Photo by Sponichi

Part 2

็”ทๅญใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใŒ่กŒใ‚ใ‚Œใ€14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œใจไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใฏ215ใƒป83็‚นใ‚’ใƒžใƒผใ‚ฏใ—ใ€ๅˆ่จˆ319ใƒป36็‚นใง5ๅนดใถใ‚Š5ๅบฆ็›ฎใฎๆ—ฅๆœฌไธ€ใซ่ผใ„ใŸใ€‚ๆผ”ๆŠ€ๅพŒใ€ใ‚ชใƒณใƒฉใ‚คใƒณใงใฎๅ–ๆใซๅฟœใ˜ใŸใ€‚

2014 Sochi and 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA) secured his 5th Japanese National Champion title after 5 years with a score of 215.83 in the Free Skate and an overall score of 319.36. After his performance, he answered some questions in an online interview.

ใ€€โ€•SPใ€ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆ

ใ€€ใ€ŒๅŽปๅนดใ€ใ ใ„ใถๆ‚”ใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใƒชใƒ™ใƒณใ‚ธใงใใฆ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏๅฐ‘ใชใ‹ใ‚‰ใšใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€ใ†๏ฝžใ‚“ใ€ใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†็Šถๆณใฎไธญใงใ‚ณใƒผใƒใ‚’ๅ‘ผใถใฎใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ‚ณใƒผใƒใŸใกใซใ‚‚ๆ‚ชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใชใซใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚‚ใ—1ไบบใงใงใใ‚‹ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ไธ–ใฎไธญ็š„ใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ่ƒธๅผตใฃใฆ่ฉฆๅˆใซๅ‡บใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใฎใฏใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ณใƒผใƒใ‚’ๅ‘ผใถในใใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใจ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏๆฑบๆ–ญใ—ใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ“ใฎ็Šถๆณใงใ€ใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†ใ„ใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใŒใงใใŸใฎใฏใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจใ€‚ใใ‚Œใจใ€ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€1ไบบใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใใŸใจใฏใ„ใˆใ€ใ“ใ“ใพใงๆ”ฏใˆใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸๆ–นใ€…ใŒใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใใฎๆ–นใ€…ใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใ‚’็”ณใ—ไธŠใ’ใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Q: (Your feelings) After ending the short & free programs

A: Last year, I was pretty frustrated, so I think itโ€™s good I was able to get a little revenge, but, well, more than anything else, ultimately, hmm, in these kind of circumstances, [I felt] bad about calling [my] coach would be kind of bad*, so more than anything, um, if it’s something I can handle on my own, I internally decided that, given the current circumstances, I shouldnโ€™t call my coach if I wanted to be able to go into the competition with confidence. Well, in these conditions, [I thought] being able to do a good performance like this was really good. And also, even though I have been working alone, I want to express my gratitude to the many who have supported me thus far.

*T/N: Our guess is that he is trying to express that he does not want to trouble his coaches during the current circumstances since he can handle it on his own.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•1ไบบใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฎ้›ฃใ—ใ•ใฏ

ใ€€ใ€ŒใŸใจใˆใฐใ€ๅ‰ใฎใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใซๅฎ‡้‡Ž้ธๆ‰‹ใŒ1ไบบใงใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชใ‚’้—˜ใฃใŸ่ฉฆๅˆใ ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸไธญใงใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Š้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒŠใƒซใงใฏใ‚ณใƒผใƒใŒใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใƒˆใƒฉใƒ–ใƒซใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฏ1ไบบใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใ€ใงใ€ใ†ใพใใ„ใ‹ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†็ตŒ้จ“ใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ ใ‘้•ทใ„ๆœŸ้–“ใ€1ไบบใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใฏ็›ธๅฝ“ใ€่ฟทใ„ใ‚‚ๆ‚ฉใฟใ‚‚ใ™ใ”ใๅข—ใˆใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€1ไบบใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใฏใ„ใˆใ€ใฉใ“ใ‹ใ—ใ‚‰ใงใ€ใชใซใ‹ใ—ใ‚‰ใงใคใชใŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆใ€1ไบบใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸใฎใงใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใ‚‚้ ใใ‹ใ‚‰ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๅŠ›ใ‚’ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๆ–‡็ซ ใจใ‹่จ€่‘‰ใจใ‹ใงใ‚ขใƒ‰ใƒใ‚คใ‚นใ‚’ใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใพใŸใ€้€†ใซใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸๅ…ทไฝ“็š„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ™ใ”ใ้ ใใ‹ใ‚‰ๅŠ›ใ‚’้€ใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸๆ–นใ€…ใ‚‚ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใพใšใฏใใ“ใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ„ใฃใฑใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Q: What are the difficulties of doing things (i.e. practice, training) alone?

A: For instance, last season, there was Uno-senshu who competed in the Grand Prix series by himself* and amidst all that I felt that certainly that must be difficult to do. Also, I myself had a little trouble [last year] at the Grand Prix Final with my coach*, and I had to do the short program alone, and I had the experience of that not going well. Ultimately, [this year], my doubts and worries have increased a lot by doing everything all by myself for this long period of time, but although Iโ€™m doing it alone, itโ€™s precisely because of the fact that Iโ€™ve been training alone that I was again able to feel that somehow, somewhere Iโ€™m connected [to others]. This time too, [Iโ€™ve received] support from afar, and of course this includes things like messages and words Iโ€™ve received, and conversely, not just these kinds of tangible things but, I think there are also many who are sending me support from very far away, so above all I very much want to express my gratitude to them.

*T/N: Referring to skater Shoma Uno who competed without a coach for part of last season.

**T/N: Referring to how in GPF 2019, Coach Ghislain was to be accompanying Yuzuru but ended up getting delayed due to his passport getting stolen.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใงใฎๅŽ็ฉซใ€ๆ‰‹ๅฟœใˆใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใšใ€ใพใ‚ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซใ™ใ”ใๆ€ใ„ๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ๆ›ฒใ‚’่žใ‘ใฐๆ„Ÿๆƒ…ใฏใ™ใ”ใๅ…ฅใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ๆŒฏใ‚Šใฎ1ใค1ใคใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’่พผใ‚ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎไธญใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ‚‚ๅฎŒๆˆใ•ใ›ใชใ„ใจใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎไธ€้€ฃใฎๆตใ‚Œใจใ—ใฆไผใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใŒไผใ‚ใ‚‰ใชใใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใ†ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ๅˆๆˆฆใ ใฃใŸใจใฏใ„ใˆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒไผใˆใŸใ„ใ“ใจใจใ‹ใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใง่ฆ‹ใ›ใŸใ„ใ“ใจใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŒ้€”ๅˆ‡ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใ‚‚ๅฐ‘ใ—ใฏ่ฆ‹ใ›ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใฎใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: (With your efforts being rewarded) in the free program, what is your response?A: First, well, in this program I myself have great attachment to it. If I listen to the music I get very emotional. Of course, in each individual movement there are various meanings imbued into them. However, in all of that, if the jumps are not completed as well, I think what I want to convey with the program as a whole with its flow does not come across. So, although it was the first competition [of the season], with regard to things like what I wanted to convey, I think I was able to show a little of what I wanted to in this program, as the jumps were not interrupted.

Photo by Sponichi

Part 3

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใงไผใˆใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใ“ใจ

ใ€€ใ€Œ่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ€ๅŽปๅนดใฎใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใงๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€ใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒŠใƒซใฎใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๆˆ้•ทใ—ใฆใชใ„ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ใ ใ‚“ใ ใ‚“้—˜ใˆใชใใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸๆ€ใ„ใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ—ใฆใฆใ€‚้—˜ใ†ใฎ็–ฒใ‚ŒใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€ไธ€็žฌใ€‚่พžใ‚ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใŸใถใ‚“ใ„ใคใงใ‚‚ใงใใ‚‹ใ—ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๆœ›ใ‚“ใงใ„ใชใ„ไบบใ‚‚ใŸใถใ‚“ใ€ๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€…ใฏใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸ้—˜ใ„ใฎไธญใงใ€่ฉฆๅˆใฎไธญใงๅพ—ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹้”ๆˆๆ„Ÿใจใ‹ใ€่ฉฆๅˆใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใงใใ‚‹ใ€ไน—ใ‚Š่ถŠใˆใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใ‚‹่‹ฆใ—ใฟใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๅฅฝใใชใ‚“ใ ใชใฃใฆใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใฎใจใ€‚ใ‚ใจใ€ไธŠๆ‰่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใฎ่ฉฑใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ๅฝผใฎไธญใซใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€้—˜ใ„ใธใฎ่€ƒใˆๆ–นใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใ ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ“ใซใฏ็พŽๅญฆใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใจใฏ่ฆๅˆถ ็Š ็‰ฒ*ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใธใฎ่‘›่—คใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ“ใจใ‹ใ‚‰ๆœ€็ต‚็š„ใซๅ‡บๅฎถใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆ‚Ÿใ‚Šใฎๅขƒๅœฐใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชใจใ“ใ‚ใพใงใ„ใฃใŸใ€ไธŠๆ‰่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใฎไพกๅ€ค่ฆณใจใ‹ใจใ‹ใจใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใฎไผผใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใชใจใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ•ใ›ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ๆป‘ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€

*appears to be a typo, meant to be ็Š ็‰ฒ

Q: What did you want to convey with this program?

A: For me, something happened at last yearโ€™s Japanese Nationals and also the Grand Prix Finals. I felt like I wasnโ€™t really growing, that I was slowly becoming unable to fight, those sort of thoughts were in my head. For a moment, I thought that I had become tired of competing, and I could probably give up at any point, though I think there are probably many people supporting me who donโ€™t want that to happen. But within that fight, I realised once again that I love the feeling of accomplishment you get in a competition, the feeling of being able to do things, overcoming things, the suffering of being able to overcome hardships, etc, those feelings that exist because of competitions. Also, bringing up Uesugi Kenshin*, well, things like his perspective on battle, within that there was (a sense of) aesthetics you could say. Also, he had conflict with the fact (there were always) sacrifices that resulted from fighting, and so I think ultimately he ended up becoming a monk. So in that way, like reaching a state of enlightenment or understanding, I think maybe something like Lord Kenshinโ€™s sense of values is kind of similar (to mine). I tried to skate while linking these kinds of things together with my performance.

*t/n: Referring to 16th century/medieval Japanese warlord Uesugi Kenshin who ruled over part of northern Japan. The music for Yuzuruโ€™s free program this time is taken from a 1969 taiga genre (historical) drama called โ€œHeaven and Earthโ€ that is about Kenshinโ€™s life. Kenshin was educated at a temple for some time in his youth and for the rest of his life was regarded as an honorable warrior, known for his religious devotion to the Buddhist god of war, Bishamonten. In an earlier comment, Yuzuru pointed out that he resonates with Kenshinโ€™s overall view of battle/competition as always having come with a cost, or a โ€œsacrifice.โ€ Earlier comment was translated here: https://twitter.com/shinjistarxx/status/1342787528550723585

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆŒฏใ‚Šไป˜ใ‘ใฎใ“ใ ใ‚ใ‚Š

ใ€€ใ€Œๅ…จ้ƒจใงใ™ใ€‚ใธใธใธใธใธใธใ€‚ใฉใ‚Œ1ใคๆฌ ใ‘ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฏใŸใถใ‚“ใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฏใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ“ใ“ๆœ€่ฟ‘ใ€ใ“ใ“5ใ€6ๅนดใฎใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏ็‰นใซใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใจใ—ใฆๆˆใ‚Š็ซ‹ใŸใชใ„ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใชใซใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ‚’ๅŠ›ใชใใ‚ทใƒผใƒ ใƒฌใ‚นใซ่ทณในใŸใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใ€ไธ€็•ช่กจ็พใจใ—ใฆๅฎŒๆˆใงใใŸ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ“ใจใ ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: What are the key details youโ€™re mindful of in your choreography?

A: All of it. Hehehehe. I think if any one detail is missed this program will probablyโ€ฆ not just this program, but especially the programs in the last 5 or 6 seasons, probably would not be complete. More than anything, the fact I was able to jump seamlessly without exerting too much force was the best part in being able to complete the expression [of the program]. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•้€ฃ็ถšๆ€งใฏๅคงไบ‹ใชๆŸฑใ‹

ใ€€ใ€Œใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใฟใŸใ„ใชๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่’ๅ‰Šใ‚Šใ ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่ฆ‹ใ›ใŸใ„ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎไธญใงโ€œใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—่ทณในใŸใœใ€ใ‚„ใฃใป๏ฝžใ„โ€ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹โ€œใ†ใ‡๏ฝžใ„โ€ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚นใƒžใƒผใƒˆใซใ€ใŸใถใ‚“ใƒญใƒ“ใƒผใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ‚นใƒžใƒผใƒˆใซใ€ใ‚คใ‚ฎใƒชใ‚นใฎใƒญใƒƒใ‚ฏใชใฎใงใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใชใ‚“ใฆใ„ใˆใฐใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใ€‚ๅ›ฝใจใ‹ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจไฝ™่ฃ•ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใƒญใƒƒใ‚ฏใ ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒใพใ ่กจ็พใงใใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจๆ˜จๆ—ฅใฏๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ€‚ใ‚‚ใฃใจไฝ™่ฃ•ใฎใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€ใ„ใ‹ใ—ใŸใ‚‚ใฎใซใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ€ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆใฎๅ็œ็‚นใงใ™ใ€

Q: Is the sense of continuity an important pillar [in your programs]?

A: Yes it is. Therefore, I think a performance like yesterdayโ€™s [short program] is still a little unrefined. There are of course emotions Iโ€™d like to show, but within that, itโ€™s not the feeling of โ€˜yeah I jumped that, yahoo!โ€™ or โ€˜Eyyy~โ€™ but more…something smarter – if it was Robbie [Williams], heโ€™d express it in a smarter way, because itโ€™s English rockโ€ฆ um, how do I put this. Itโ€™s not really about a particular countryโ€™s [rock style] but I think itโ€™s a kind of rock with more room to play with. Yesterday I thought I am probably not able to express that yet, but reflecting on it last night, I want to do a performance with more freedom and make it feel more alive.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆฅๅนดใฏใฉใ‚“ใชๅงฟใซ

ใ€€ใ€Œใจใซใ‹ใใ€ไปŠๅ›ž1ไบบใง้•ทใ„้–“ใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ—ใฆใใฆใ€ใพใ‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“่ชฒ้กŒใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€ใฏใฃใใ‚Š่จ€ใฃใฆๅฎŒ็’งใ ใฃใŸใชใจ่จ€ใˆใ‚‹ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใงใฏใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚็‰นใซใใ‚‡ใ†ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใ™ใ”ใๅฎ‰ๅฟƒใ—ใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ๅฎ‰ๅฟƒใ—ใฆใ€ใพใŸใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€…ใ‚‚ๅฎ‰ๅฟƒใ—ใฆ่ฆ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ๆœฌๆฅใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใŒใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ—ใฆใใŸใ“ใจใฎใ‚„ใ‚Šๆ–นใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใฏ้–“้•ใ„ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ€‚ไปŠใฎไฝ“ใซๅˆใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใฎไป•ๆ–นใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ๆˆ้•ทใฎไป•ๆ–นใŒใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใพใŸใ•ใ‚‰ใซใƒ–ใƒฉใƒƒใ‚ทใƒฅใ‚ขใƒƒใƒ—ใ—ใฆใ€ใพใŸใ‚‚ใฃใจ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซๆŒ‘ใฟใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚ฑใ‚ฌใ‚‚ใชใ้Žใ”ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: How do you want next year to take shape? A: In any case, this time I have trained for a long time by myself and well, there were of course problems in the Short Program and honestly speaking, they are not performances I can call perfect. In particular, in regards to today [Free Program], I feel very reassured, in myself and also I think those watching can feel reassured that, as they were able to see, I can do an original performance. That the way I trained was right. I think Iโ€™ve found a training method that is suitable for my current body condition, one that helps me grow, so from here on Iโ€™d like to keep refining it further and I hope that I can continue [training] without injuries while challenging harder jumps.

Photo by Sponichi

Part 4

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใƒ‹ใƒƒใ‚ทใƒฅใ‹ใ‚‰ๆ•ฐ็ง’ใ€ไฝ•ใŒ่ฆ‹ใˆใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใ€‚็‰นใซไฝ•ใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใŸใ‚ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ใ™ใ”ใใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๅŠ›ใ‚’ใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใˆใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€้—˜ใ„ๆŠœใ‘ใŸใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ€ใใ“ใซใ‚นใฃใฆ็ซ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ๅˆฅใซไฝ•ใ‹ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ‚ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚€ใ—ใ‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ้•ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€

Q: At the end of your program for a few seconds, what did you see?

A: What was it? It wasnโ€™t as though I was thinking about anything in particular. Itโ€™s just…how do I put thisโ€ฆ I felt like I had received a huge amount of various kinds of energies, and it was like I had finally come out of this battle, so I stood there afterwards – that sort of feeling. It wasnโ€™t really like I was looking at something but rather, it felt like I was watching from a different place. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใฎๆŒฏใ‚Šไป˜ใ‘ใซ่พผใ‚ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚ใฎใ€ใพใ‚ใ‚ทใ‚งใ‚คใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ใ–ใฃใใ‚Šใจใ—ใŸใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹็”ฒๅ†‘ใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใ€‚๏ผˆ่บซๆŒฏใ‚Šๆ‰‹ๆŒฏใ‚Šใ‚’ใพใ˜ใˆ๏ผ‰ใชใ‚“ใ‹้ŽงใŒใ“ใ“ใซๅˆใฃใฆใ€ใ“ใ“ใซๅ…œใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฎไธญใงใฏใ‚ใฎใ€โ€œๅคฉใจๅœฐใจโ€ใฃใฆโ€œใจโ€ใง็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๅคงๆฒณใƒ‰ใƒฉใƒžใฎใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒˆใƒซใ‚’ใใฎใพใพไฝฟใ‚ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏใ€ๅคฉใจๅœฐใจใ€ไบบ๏ผˆใ˜ใ‚“๏ผ‰ใ€ไบบ๏ผˆใฒใจ๏ผ‰ใ€ใ‚‚ใ—ใใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใงใ€ใใฎใ€๏ผˆ่บซๆŒฏใ‚Šๆ‰‹ๆŒฏใ‚Šใ‚’ใพใ˜ใˆ๏ผ‰ใ“ใ“ใฃใฆใŸใถใ‚“ๅคฉใจๅœฐใฎ้–“ใ ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€ใงใ€ใใ“ใซใ‚ชใƒฌใŒใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใžใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใง่‡ชๅˆ†ใจใ—ใฆใฏๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’ใคใ‘ใฆใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: What is the meaning behind the choreography of the beginning?

A: Well, itโ€™s Shaeโ€™s [idea]… how should I put it, itโ€™s kind of like a rough image but, I heard that it is an image meant to be like a warriorโ€™s armor and helmet, originally. (Gesturing with his body and hands) Like, [she had] an image that here would be the armor, and here would be like a helmet. In my mind, “Heaven, and Earth, and”* ends with [the word] “and,โ€ which of course, Iโ€™m using from the title of the taiga (historical) drama as is, but in my mind, I had an image of heaven and earth, and humanity, or a person, perhaps myself, like an image that itโ€™s โ€œYuzuru Hanyu.โ€ I think (with gestures) that in this space, itโ€™s maybe in between heaven and the earth, then (in that space) I meant for it to be an image of as if I am there.

*T/N: Referring to the title of his program, ๅคฉใจๅœฐใจ (โ€œHeaven and Earth, andโ€), which is taken from a 1960s taiga (historical) drama of the same name.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใฏ็ต็ถใฎ้Ÿณใ‚’ใ†ใพใไฝฟใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ†๏ฝžใ‚“ใ€ใพใ‚ๆœ€ๅˆใฎ็ต็ถใฏใใฎใพใ‚“ใพใ€ๆ›ฒใใฎใพใ‚“ใพใงใ‚ใฃใŸ็ต็ถใชใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ๆ›ฒใฎๆตใ‚Œใจใ—ใฆใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹้—˜ใ„ใซใ„ใใžใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๆฑบๆ„ใ‚’่พผใ‚ใŸใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ๆฑบๆ„ใ‚’่พผใ‚ใŸใ€้—˜ใ„ใซ่กŒใใŸใ‚ใฎๆบ–ๅ‚™ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฎๆฑบๆ„ใซๆบ€ใกใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใงใ™ใ€‚ใงใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎๆœ€ๅพŒใซใ‚คใƒŠใƒใ‚ฆใ‚ขใƒผ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใŸๅพŒใฎใ‚นใƒ”ใƒณใ‚„ใ‚ŠใชใŒใ‚‰ใฎ็ต็ถใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใ‚ใใ“ใฏใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹้Ÿณใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎ็ต็ถใฎ้Ÿณใ‚’ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ้•ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ๆŒใฃใฆใใฆใ€้•ใ†ๆ›ฒใจ้‡ใญใฆใ€ใ‚ชใƒชใ‚ธใƒŠใƒซใชใ‚‚ใฎใซใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ‚ใใ“ใฏใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚ณใƒฌใ‚ชใ‚นใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ—ใฎๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ‚‚ใ†้—˜ใ„ใŸใใชใ„ใ‚“ใ ใ‘ใฉใ€ๅฎˆใ‚‰ใชใใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใฃใฆๆ„ๅ‘ณใง้—˜ใ„ใคใคใ€ใงใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใ€่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใŒๅ‡บๅฎถใ™ใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅŠ็”Ÿใ‚’ๆ€ใ„ๆใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใงใ€ใใ“ใซ็ต็ถใ‚’้‡ใญใฆใฟใพใ—ใŸใ€ใ€‚

Q: This song makes good use of the sound of the biwa. (Japanese lute)

A: Well…hmmm, the biwa sound in the beginning of the song is taken as it was from the original piece. In terms of the flow of the song, itโ€™s full of determination, like we’re going to fight, or filled with a sense of preparing to go into battle. And at the end, after the Ina Bauer, the biwa sound while spinning is not a sound that exists in the first place, but a sound that I brought from a different piece of music* and layered it with a different song to make it original. There during the ChSq, the image is of [Kenshin] who doesnโ€™t want to fight anymore, but that he must continue to fight in order to protect. In the end, when Lord Kenshin is entering his priesthood, he is reflecting on the half of his life thus far, so with that image in mind, I tried to overlay the sound of the biwa there. 

*T/N: Different song or different part from the same song, it’s not clear

Image credit: https://blog.promolta.com/4-japanese-instruments/

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็ดใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œๆ—ฅๆœฌ้ขจใชใ‚ˆใ‚Šๆ—ฅๆœฌ้ขจใซๆŒใฃใฆ่กŒใใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใใ“ใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏไฟก็Ž„ๅ…ฌใจ้—˜ใฃใŸๅพŒใซใ€ๅทไธญๅณถใง้—˜ใฃใŸๅพŒใซใ€้œงใซๅŒ…ใพใ‚Œใฆ้›ขใ‚Œใฐใชใ‚Œใซใชใฃใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใจๅ‘ใๅˆใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ™‚้–“ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใชใ‚“ใงใ€‚็ดใฎ้Ÿณใจใ‹ใง่‡ชๅˆ†ใจๅ‘ใๅˆใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ้ผ“ๅ‹•ใŒ้ณดใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใจใ‹ใ€่ก€ใŒๆตใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใจใ‹ใ€ใ‚นใฃใจๆฎบๆฐ—ใŒ่ฝใกใฆใ„ใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŒๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎ้ธๆ›ฒ่‡ชไฝ“ใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ€‚้ธๆ›ฒใ€็ทจ้›†ใ‚‚ใ‹ใชใ‚Šใƒใƒผใ‚ธใƒงใƒณไฝœใฃใฆใ‚„ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€้Ÿณ่‡ชไฝ“ใซใ‚‚ใ™ใ”ใ„่พผใ‚ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ๅƒ•ใฏ้Ÿณๆฅฝๅฎถใงใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใจๅˆใ‚ใ›ใŸไธŠใงใฎใ‚‚ใฎใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†ๆ€ใ„ใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€ใ€‚

Q: How about the koto? (Japanese harp-like instrument)

A: I wanted to make the program even more โ€˜Japonesqueโ€™. At that part, in my mind, the feeling is meant to be like after [Kenshin] has fought Lord Shingen*; it is after their fight at Kawanakajima, and they are enveloped by fog and then separated (from one anotherโ€™s view) so they are (left to) face their own selves. I thought it would be nice to have the sound of the biwa to feel that sense of facing yourself, where your own heartbeat is ringing in your ears, and maybe also that sensation of blood flowing, and then suddenly that sense of bloodlust and the need to kill subsides. For this program, I chose the piece myself. In picking the music, I made quite many versions editing it too, including the sound itself. However, Iโ€™m not a musician, so I do wonder if it matches the skating.

*t/n: Referring to another 16th century Japanese warlord, Takeda Shingen, who was famously known for having a long-standing rivalry with Kenshin. The two clashed many times at the site of Kawanakajima, which is located in present-day Nagano (incidentally close to Nagano Big Hat, the arena where this competition was held). 

Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koto_(instrument)

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใฏ็ซถๆŠ€ไบบ็”Ÿใซใฉใ‚“ใชๆ„ๅ‘ณใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹

ใ€Œใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€่ฉฆๅˆใŒๅง‹ใพใฃใŸๆ™‚ใซ่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ“ใจใŒๅ…จใฆใ‹ใชใจใ€‚ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใฎๆœ›ใฟใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใ€ใ™ใ”ใๅ€‹ไบบ็š„ใชๆ„่ฆ‹ใชใฎใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’่ฒซใ„ใฆใ„ใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†่‘›่—คใŒไปŠใงใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๅ€‹ไบบ็š„ใซใ‚‚ใ—ใ€ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ใใ“ใซๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚่ฟ‘ใฅใ„ใฆใŠใ‹ใชใ„ใจใ€ไปŠๅพŒใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใชใจใ„ใ†ๆ€ใ„ใŒใ™ใ”ใใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใใฎไปŠใฎใ‚ณใƒญใƒŠ็ฆใจใ„ใ†ๆš—ใ„ไธ–ใฎไธญใงใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใŒใคใ‹ใฟๅ–ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ๅ…‰ใซๅฏพใ—ใฆๆ‰‹ใ‚’ไผธใฐใ—ใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ—ใŸใ€ใ€‚

Q: What meaning does this competition hold in your competitive career?

A: I think what I said when the competition first started was everything. Should I call it my own desire, um, itโ€™s a very personal opinion, so even now Iโ€™m still conflicted whether I can stick with that. Itโ€™s very personal, and if the World Championships happen, if I donโ€™t get closer to it in advance a bit, I have the impression that itโ€™d become difficult later. So, um, it felt like reaching for the light that I want to grasp for in the dark world that is the current COVID19 pandemic.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•้•ท้‡Žใงใƒชใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใ„ใ„ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใคใคใ‚‚ใ€้€†ใซใ„ใ„ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๅฃŠใ—ใฆใ—ใพใ‚ใชใ„ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ€–ใ•ใจใ€ใใ‚Œใซใจใ‚‰ใ‚ใ‚Œใฆใ—ใพใ‚ใชใ„ใ‹ใจใ„ใ†ๆ€–ใ•ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ“ใ“ใพใง็ซถๆŠ€ไบบ็”Ÿ้•ทใ็ถšใ‘ใฆใใฆใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใจๆŠ€่ก“็š„ใซใจใ‹ๆŠ€่ก“ใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใƒ†ใƒ‹ใ‚นใฎใƒ•ใ‚งใƒ‡ใƒฉใƒผใ•ใ‚“ใจใ‹ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎๅฐๅนณใ•ใ‚“ใจใ‹ใ‚‚ใใ†ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใใฎๅฏพไบบใฎใ‚นใƒใƒผใƒ„ใงใƒกใƒณใ‚ฟใƒซใ‚’ไฝฟใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€็ตŒ้จ“ใ‚’ไฝฟใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎๅ‡„ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฃใฆไฝฟใ„ใฅใ‚‰ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆญฃ็›ดๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใƒ™ใƒ†ใƒฉใƒณใซใชใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใ†ใพใใ„ใ‹ใ›ใชใ„ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจใใ‚ŒใŒ็”Ÿใ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใฆใใŸใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไปŠๅ›žใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใงใ—ใŸใ€

Q: What do you think about restarting at Nagano this time?

A: Of course, even though I have a good impression [of the venue], on the contrary, exactly because I have a good impression of it, I was afraid of breaking that, and feared that I would be caught up in it. Iโ€™ve had a long competitive career until now, finally. Rather than the techniques or the technical level, itโ€™s so cool to be able to use your mentality, or your experiences in interpersonal sports like Federer in tennis and of course, Kodaira in [speed] skating. I honestly think itโ€™s hard to make use of those things in figure skating. Even when Iโ€™ve become a veteran, I canโ€™t utilize them well. But Iโ€™ve finally been able to make it work at this competition.

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[ENG TRANSLATION] Development of Figure Skating by Hanyu’s influence in Peru.

https://mainichi.jp/articles/20171016/k00/00e/050/216000c.amp

โ†‘Original article 16.10.2017 Mainichi Shinbun

ใ€€2017ๅนด10ๆœˆ16ๆ—ฅ ใ€€ๆฏŽๆ—ฅๆ–ฐ่ž

Sisters posing in front of Hanyuโ€™s picture.  The longing for figure skating powerhouse Japan is strong.

ๅ—็ฑณใƒšใƒซใƒผใงใ€ใ„ใคใ‹ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใงไบ”่ผชใซๅ‡บๅ ดใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ๅคขใ‚’ๆŒใค่‹ฅ่€…ใŸใกใŒใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚๏ผ•ไบบใฎ้ธๆ‰‹ใงๅง‹ใพใฃใŸใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆๆ•™ๅฎคใฏใ‚ใšใ‹๏ผ•ๅนดใง๏ผ‘๏ผ•๏ผไบบใ‚’่ถ…ใˆใŸใ€‚

In Peru, South America, there are young people who have the dream of participating in Olympic figure skating someday. The skating class started with five skaters and exceeded 150 in just five years.

ๅ›ฝ้š›่ฆๆ ผใฎๅŠๅˆ†ใฎๅบƒใ•ใ—ใ‹ใชใ„ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ‚’ไฝฟใ„ใ€ใƒญใƒผใƒฉใƒผใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉๅ‡บๅ ดใจใ„ใ†็•ฐ่‰ฒใฎ็ตŒๆญดใ‚’ๆŒใคๆŒ‡ๅฐŽ่€…ใฎไธ‹ใ€ๆ˜Žใ‚‹ใ้™ฝๆฐ—ใชๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใŒ็ถšใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚

They use rinks that are only half the size of international standards, but a bright and cheerful challenge proceeds under a leader who has the unique background of having competed in the roller skating world championship.

ใƒชใƒžๅธ‚ๅ†…ใฎไธญๅฟƒ้ƒจใซใ‚ใ‚‹้Šๆˆฏๆ–ฝ่จญๅ†…ใงใ€ๅญใฉใ‚‚ใŸใกใฎๅฃฐใŒ้Ÿฟใๆธกใ‚‹ใ€‚๏ผ’๏ผ๏ผ‘๏ผ‘ๅนดใซๅฎŒๆˆใ—ใŸใจใ„ใ†ๅŒๅ›ฝๅˆใฎๅธธ่จญใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ€Œใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใƒฉใƒณใƒ‰ใƒ‘ใƒผใ‚ฏใ€ใ ใ€‚
Childrenโ€™s voices echo in the play facilities in the center of Lima.  Itโ€™s the first permanent rink in the country, Iceland Park, which was completed in 2011.

ใ€Œๆ—ฅๆœฌใ‹ใ‚‰ๆฅใŸใฎ๏ผŸใ€€ใ“ใ“ใงใƒฆใƒ…ใƒซใƒปใƒใƒ‹ใƒฅใƒผ๏ผˆ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผ‰ใ‚’็Ÿฅใ‚‰ใชใ„ไบบใฏใ„ใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ€ใ€‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌใ‹ใ‚‰่ฆ‹ใฆๅœฐ็ƒใฎๅๅฏพๅดใซใ‚ใ‚‹ๅ›ฝใฎๅญใฉใ‚‚ใŸใกใŒๅฃใ€…ใซ๏ผ‘๏ผ”ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒไบ”่ผชใฎ็”ทๅญ้‡‘ใƒกใƒ€ใƒชใ‚นใƒˆใซ่ฆชใ—ใฟใ‚’่พผใ‚ใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚
โ€œDid you come from Japan?  Thereโ€™s no one here who doesnโ€™t know about Yuzuru Hanyu.โ€  Children from countries on the other side of the globe from Japan are familiar with the 2014 Sochi Olympic menโ€™s gold medalist.

๏ผ‘๏ผ’ๅนดใซใ‚ขใƒซใ‚ผใƒณใƒใƒณไบบใฎใ‚ปใƒซใƒ’ใ‚ชใƒปใƒญใ‚คใ‚นใ•ใ‚“๏ผˆ๏ผ“๏ผ—๏ผ‰ใŒๆŒ‡ๅฐŽ่€…ใจใ—ใฆๆ‹›ใ‹ใ‚Œใ€ๅŸบๆœฌๆŠ€่ก“ใ‚’ๆ•™ใˆใ‚‹ๆ•™ๅฎคใŒๅง‹ใพใฃใŸใ€‚่ปขๆฉŸใฏ๏ผ‘๏ผ•ๅนดใซๅ—็ฑณ๏ผ•ใ‚ซๅ›ฝใฎใ‚ฏใƒฉใƒ–ใฎไธปๅ‚ฌใงๅˆใ‚ใฆ้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ•ใ‚ŒใŸโ€œๅ—็ฑณ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉโ€ใ€‚

Argentinian Sergio Lois (37) was invited to lead classes in 2012.  Skating classes began with teaching basic technique.

The turning point was the South American Championship, hosted by clubs from 5 different nations , which was held for the first time in 2015.

ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใจใฏ็ธ้ ใ„ๅ›ฝๅŒๅฃซใงๅ”ๅŠ›ใ—ๅˆใ„ใ€้ธๆ‰‹ใŸใกใซๅ›ฝ้š›่ฉฆๅˆใฎๆฉŸไผšใ‚’่จญใ‘ใŸใ€‚ใƒšใƒซใƒผใฏๅ‡บๅ ด้ธๆ‰‹ใŒๅ„ใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใงโ€œ้‡‘ใƒกใƒ€ใƒซโ€ใ‚’ๆ‰‹ใซใ—ใฆ่‡ชไฟกใ‚’ๆทฑใ‚ใŸใ€‚ไปŠๅนด๏ผ‘๏ผ‘ๆœˆใฎใ‚จใ‚ฏใ‚ขใƒ‰ใƒซใงใฎๅคงไผšใซใฏ็ด„๏ผ”๏ผไบบใŒๅ‚ๅŠ ใ™ใ‚‹ไบˆๅฎšใ ใ€‚

This was cooperation among countries that are not familiar with figure skating, and creating opportunities for international competitions for skaters. 

In Peru, the skaters gained confidence with gold medals at each level.  Approximately 40 people will participate in the event in Ecuador this November.

็ฌฌ๏ผ‘ๅ›žๅคงไผšใงๅ„ชๅ‹ใ—ใŸใƒ’ใƒกใƒŠใƒปใ‚ชใƒซใƒžใƒใƒฅใ‚ข๏ผˆ๏ผ‘๏ผ—๏ผ‰ใฏใ€Œใƒšใƒซใƒผใจใ„ใˆใฐใ‚ตใƒƒใ‚ซใƒผใ‹ใƒใƒฌใƒผใ€‚ไบบใจ้•ใ†็ซถๆŠ€ใŒใ—ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใ€‚ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใงๆป‘ใ‚‹ใจใพใ‚‹ใง้ฃ›ใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆฐ—ๅˆ†ใ€ใจๅคขไธญใ ใ€‚

Himena Olmaturia (17), who won the first competition, is very passionate about skating:  โ€œPeru is a nation known for being good at football or volleyball. I wanted to try a different sport.  I feel like I am flying when I skate in the rink.โ€

ใ ใŒใ€ๆ–ฝ่จญใฏไบ”่ผชใ‚’็›ฎๆŒ‡ใ™ใซใฏใตใ•ใ‚ใ—ใ„ใจใฏ่จ€ใ„้›ฃใ„ใ€‚ๅบƒใ•ใฏ้•ทใ•๏ผ“๏ผ’ใƒกใƒผใƒˆใƒซใ€ๅน…๏ผ‘๏ผ”ใƒกใƒผใƒˆใƒซใ€‚ไบ”่ผชใชใฉใงๆœ›ใพใ—ใ„ใจใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹ๅ›ฝ้š›่ฆๆ ผ๏ผˆ๏ผ–๏ผใƒกใƒผใƒˆใƒซร—๏ผ“๏ผใƒกใƒผใƒˆใƒซ๏ผ‰ใฎๅŠๅˆ†็จ‹ๅบฆใ€‚ใƒ“ใƒ‹ใƒผใƒซ่ฃฝใฎๅน•ใซ่ฆ†ใ‚ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใŒใ€ๅฎŒๅ…จใชๅฑ‹ๅ†…ๆ–ฝ่จญใงใฏใชใๅฑ‹ๆ นใ‹ใ‚‰ใฎๆฐดๆปดใŒๆฐทใ‚’ใ†ใŒใคใ€‚

However, it is difficult to say that the facility is suitable to prepare for the Olympics.  It is 32 meters in length and 14 meters in width – about half of the international standard (60 meters by 30 meters), which is considered desirable for the Olympics and other competitions.  Covered with a vinyl curtain, it is not a completely indoor facility. Water drips from the ceiling, hitting the ice.

ๆ”ฟๅบœใฏใƒฆใƒ‹ใƒ›ใƒผใƒ ใชใฉใฎๆ”ฏ็ตฆใฏใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ๆ–ฝ่จญใŒๆฐ‘้–“ไผๆฅญใงใ‚ใ‚‹ใŸใ‚้€ฃ็›Ÿ่จญ็ซ‹ใฏ่ชใ‚ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ€‚ใ“ใฎใŸใ‚ใ€ๅ›ฝ้š›ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆ้€ฃ็›Ÿ๏ผˆ๏ผฉ๏ผณ๏ผต๏ผ‰ใซใ‚‚ๅŠ ็›Ÿใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ€‚

้ธๆ‰‹ใฎๆŠ€้‡ใ‚‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌใชใ‚‰ใฐๅˆๅฟƒ่€…ใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใ ใ€‚ใƒˆใƒƒใƒ—้ธๆ‰‹ใฎไธ€ไบบใงใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚ชใƒซใƒžใƒใƒฅใ‚ขใฏ๏ผ–็จฎ้กžใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใฎใ†ใกไฝ•ใจใ‹๏ผ”็จฎ้กžใง๏ผ‘ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ‚’่ทณในใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใŸใŒใ€ๅŠๆ•ฐไปฅไธŠใฏ็ซถๆŠ€ๆญด๏ผ‘ๅนดๆœชๆบ€ใ ใ€‚

Even though the government provides uniforms, it doesnโ€™t allow the establishment of a federation because the facility is a private entity.  For this reason, Peru is not a member of the International Skating Union (ISU).

Their technical skills are also similar to the level of beginners in Japan. Olmaturia, one of the top skaters, has learned to 4 single jumps out of the 6 types of jumps. More than half of the skaters have less than a year of competitive experience.  

ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ๆƒ…็†ฑใซๆบ€ใกใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚้ŸณๆฅฝใŒๆตใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆŒฏใ‚Šไป˜ใ‘ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใงใฏๅ‘จๅ›ฒใŒๆœฌ็•ชใ•ใชใŒใ‚‰ใซ็››ใ‚ŠไธŠใ’ใ€้ธๆ‰‹ใฎใ‚„ใ‚‹ๆฐ—ใ‚’ๅผ•ใๅ‡บใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—็ทด็ฟ’็”จใฎ้ซ˜ไพกใช่ฃœๅŠฉๅ™จๅ…ทใ‚‚ๆ”ฏๆด่€…ใŒๆ‰‹ไฝœใ‚Šใงไป•ไธŠใ’ใŸใ€‚

Still, they are full of passion.  In the choreographic practice, while music flows, the atmosphere becomes lively like at a real competition and the skatersโ€™ motivations rise up. An expensive apparatus for practicing jumps was handmade by a supporter.

ๆŒ‡ๅฐŽใ™ใ‚‹ใƒญใ‚คใ‚นใ•ใ‚“ใฏใ€Œ็ทด็ฟ’็’ฐๅขƒใ€ใ‚ใตใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆ‰่ƒฝใ€่ฆๅพ‹ใ€‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌใซใฏ็ซถๆŠ€ใซๅฟ…่ฆใชๅ…จใฆใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€‚๏ผ‘๏ผๅนดใ€๏ผ’๏ผๅนดใ‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซไบ”่ผชใ‚„ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใงๅ„ชๅ‹ใ•ใ›ใŸใ„ใ€ใจๅคขใ‚’่ชžใฃใŸใ€‚

Mr. Lois, who teaches the skaters, talked about his dream.  โ€œPractice environment, great talent, discipline โ€“ Japan has everything necessary for competition.  Even if it takes 10 or 20 years, I would like my skaters to win the Olympics and world championships like Japanese skaters.โ€

[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu x Waseda Sports Part 3 โ€“ Excerpt from Press Conference Announcing the Japanese Representatives

This is Part 3 of 3 ofย an articleย from Wasedasports.com published on 24 December 2019 which is a collection of excerpts from different interviews that Yuzuru Hanyu gave after the Japanese Nationals. Part 3 is an excerpt from the press conference after announcing the Japanese representatives who will be participating in the Four Continents Championship and the World Championship. Read Part 1 and Part 2.

Translation: @yuzueco
Proofreading: @blueflame4yuzu, @axelsandwich

โ€•โ€•ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฎไปฃ่กจใซๆฑบๅฎšใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ไปŠใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚’ใŠ่žใ‹ใ›ใใ ใ•ใ„ใ€‚

You have been chosen as a representative for the World Championships. Please tell us how you feel now.

ใพใšไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใซ้ธใ‚“ใงใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใˆใŸใฎใงใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใฉใ‚Œใ ใ‘้ ‘ๅผตใ‚Šใใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‹ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใฏๆ™‚้–“ใŒใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‹ใ‹ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€ๆ™‚้–“ใŒใ‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใใฎไธกๆ–นใ‚’ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใจไฝœใ‚ŠไธŠใ’ใฆใ€ไธ–็•Œใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šๅผทใ„่‡ชๅˆ†ใซๆˆปใ—ใฆๆˆฆใ„ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

First of all, since I was chosen for the World Championship, it may take time to decide how much I can do from now on, and there are things that will take time and things that does not take much time , and I want to properly build on both of those and return to my strongest self for Worlds and fight.

โ€•โ€•ๅ››ๅคง้™ธ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใธใฎๅ‡บๅ ดใฏ็ใ—ใ„ใ“ใจใ ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใŒใ€ใชใœๅ‡บใ‚ˆใ†ใจๆ€ใฃใŸใฎใงใ™ใ‹ใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ใ“ใจใ—ใฏๅฃใŒใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใŒใ€ใ“ใฎไบŒใคใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใ„ใ‹ใŒใงใ™ใ‹

It is rare for you to participate in the Four Continents Championships, why did you decide to do it? Also, there were many challenges this year, how will you face these two competitions coming up?

ใพใšๅ››ๅคง้™ธใซๅธŒๆœ›ใ‚’ๅ‡บใ—ใŸใฎใฏใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใใ“ใงๅ…จๅŠ›ใงใ‚ใŸใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใจใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒˆใƒซใ‚’็ฒใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใŒๅผทใใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’็‹™ใ„ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ไธ€ใคใฎใ‚นใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ—ใจใ—ใฆๅ››ๅคง้™ธ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใซๅ‡บใŸๆ–นใŒใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใจใ—ใฆใ‚‚ๆˆ้•ทใงใใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใซๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ€ไปŠๅ›žๅธŒๆœ›ใ‚’ๅ‡บใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏไปŠๅ›žใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใ‚‚ใใ†ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Š่ฉฆๅˆใ‚’็ตŒใ‚‹ใ”ใจใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’็ตŒ้จ“ใ—ใฆใ€ใใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใพใŸใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ๅธๅŽใ—ใฆๅผทใใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใพใŸใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ๅ››ๅคง้™ธใ ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใ ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚ทใƒŸใƒฅใƒฌใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใปใ‹ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใซๅ‡บใ‚‹ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๅ››ๅคง้™ธใฏ๏ผ‘ใคใฎๅƒ•ใฎๅฃใชใฎใงใ€‚ใใ“ใงใƒใ‚คใ‚ตใƒณใซๅฝ“ใŸใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใพใšใฏใ„ใพ่ฒ ใ‘ใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใ—ใ‚‡ใƒผใพใจใ„ใ†ๅฃใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใƒ™ใ‚นใƒˆใ‚ณใƒณใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใงๆ€ใ„ใใ‚Šใถใคใ‹ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

First of all , I applied to participate in the Four Continents because I want to tackle that competition with all my might. Of course I have a strong desire to get the title and am aiming for it, but somehow I feel that as a step, participating in Four Continents might help me grow, so I submitted the request. And it’s the same for this competition as well, I experience various things through the competitions and I think I can once again absorb many experiences and become stronger from them. Also I think it would be good if I could do simulations and other competitions, and truly think about and do various things, not only just Four Continents and the World Championships. Four Continents is one of my walls. I might compete with Nathan there, but for now, there is a wall called โ€œShomaโ€, whom I lost to, so I want to prepare myself and fight fully in my best condition.

โ€•โ€•ๅ››ๅคง้™ธ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใซๅ‡บใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใงใ€ใพใŸๆ–ฐใŸใชใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใซๅฝ“ใฆใ‚‹ๆ™‚้–“ใŒๆธ›ใฃใฆใ—ใพใ†ใฎใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ™ใŒใ€ใใ“ใซใคใ„ใฆใฏใ„ใ‹ใŒใงใ™ใ‹

As you will be participating in the Four Continents Championships, I wonder if you will spend less time practicing new jumps. What do you think about that?

ๅ››ๅคง้™ธใซๅ‡บใ‚‹ใ“ใจใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚‚็ฟ’ๅพ—ใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚นใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ—ใซใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚Œ๏ผˆ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซ๏ผ‰ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ใพใ‚่จ€ใ‚ใชใใฆใ‚‚ๅคšๅˆ†ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ„ใพๅœงๅ€’็š„ใชๆญฆๅ™จใŒๅฟ…่ฆใงใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใใ‚Œใฏ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ใซๆฏ”ในใŸใ‚‰๏ผ‘็‚นใใ‚‰ใ„ใ—ใ‹้•ใ„ใฏใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใใ‚Œใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎไพกๅ€คใฎใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€ใ‚„ใ‚‹ในใใ‚‚ใฎใชใฎใ‹ใ€ใ˜ใ‚ƒใ‚๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ใ‚’๏ผ’ๅ›žใ‚„ใฃใŸๆ–นใŒใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ใพใ‚่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใฏใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใฎใƒ—ใƒฉใ‚คใƒ‰ใชใฎใงใ€‚ไปŠใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ๆ”ฏใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹่Šฏใชใฎใงใ€็ตถๅฏพใซ่ทณใณใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใŸไธŠใงๅ››ๅคง้™ธใ€ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†้ขจใซใ“ใชใ—ใฆใ„ใใ‹ใ€ๅ››ๅคง้™ธ่‡ชไฝ“ใ‚’ใฉใ‚Œใ ใ‘ๆˆ้•ทใงใใ‚‹ๅ ดใซใ™ใ‚‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ€ไปŠๅ›žใ‚จใƒณใƒˆใƒชใƒผใ‚’ๅธŒๆœ›ใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

By going to the Four Continents, I would like to make it a step towards learning it. Well I donโ€™t have to say what โ€œitโ€ (4A) is, you understand. I really need an absolutely strong weapon now. Of course, there’s only about one point difference with the 4Lz, so is it worth it, or is it worth doing, or is it better to do the 4Lz twice? I’ve actually considered that. But this pertains to my personal pride, after all. It is a core (desire) which supports my skating now, so I definitely want to do it. With that in mind, I thought about my approach to the Four Continents, thinking of Four Continents as a place to see how much I have been able to progress, and submitted my request to participate this time.

โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅคงไผšใงๆง‹ๆˆใซๅ…ฅใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซใคใ„ใฆใ€ไปŠๅพŒไธ–็•Œใจๆˆฆใ†ใซใ‚ใŸใฃใฆใฉใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซ่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ‹

About the jumps that were not included in the layout in this competition, what are your thoughts about doing them in future competitions?

ใพใšใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใซใคใ„ใฆใ€ๅ‰ๅŠใซๅ›บใ‚ใ‚‹ใคใ‚‚ใ‚Šใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ๆ›ฒใ‚’่ชฟๆ•ดใ™ใ‚‹ใชใ‚Šใฉใ†ใ„ใ†้ขจใช็Šถๆ…‹ใง้ฃ›ใณใซ่กŒใใฎใŒไธ€็•ช็ขบ็Ž‡ใŒไธŠใŒใฃใฆไธ€็•ช็ถบ้บ—ใซใ€ใใ—ใฆใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซๆบถใ‘่พผใ‚“ใ ็Šถๆ…‹ใง้ฃ›ในใ‚‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚’ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๆจก็ดขใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใฏใ“ใฎๆง‹ๆˆใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใคใ‚‚ใ‚Šใฏๅ…จใใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ไฝ•ใ‚’ๅ„ชๅ…ˆใ—ใฆใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚‚่€ƒใˆใชใใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ€‚๏ผˆ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปข๏ผ‰ใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ใ‚’ๅ„ชๅ…ˆใ—ใฆใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Š๏ผ‘็™บ็›ฎใซ่ทณใ‚“ใ ๆ–นใŒ็ขบๅฎŸใซๅฎ‰ๅฎšใฏใ™ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ใ‚’่ทณใถใฎใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‹๏ผˆ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปข๏ผ‰ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ‚’ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ่ทณใณใŸใ„ใ€่ทณในใ‚‹ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใพใงๆฅใŸใฎใชใ‚‰ใ€ใใ“ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๅพŒใ‚’ใฉใ†ใ™ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๅพŒใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ใฃใฆใ‚„ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ€่ฒ ๆ‹…ใŒใพใ ็ตถๅฏพๅคงใใ„ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚๏ผ‘ใค๏ผ‘ใค่€ƒใˆใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏๆ–ฐใ—ใ„็จฎ้กžใฎ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใŒๅข—ใˆใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใ†ใพใๅˆฉ็”จใงใใชใ„ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ‚„ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใฏใชใ„ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใใ‚Œใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎๅœŸๅฐใ‚’ไฝœใ‚‰ใชใ„ใจใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚‚ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

First of all, about the SP, the first half of the program is not set in stone, I’d like to think about how to adjust the music and how to jump in the best way to achieve the best rate of success and beauty and figure out how to jump so that it is blended in with the program. I don’t intend to do this layout for the FS at all, so I have to think about what I should prioritise from now on. If I prioritise jumping the 4Lz, I think it will certainly be more stable if I jump it as the first jump. So should I do that? Or if I really want to jump the 4A and get to the level that I can put that in the program, what should I do after the 4A? If I do the Lutz after the Axel, it would definitely be a big burden, so I have to think about those things one by one. However, I think the meaning of putting 4A in is to increase the types of quad jumps, so if I can’t make good use of it, I don’t think it’s worth doing it, and I also feel that I have to build a strong foundation in order to achieve that.

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[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu x Waseda Sports Part 1 – Excerpt from Group Interview

This is Part 1 of 3 of an article from Wasedasports.com published on 24 December 2019 which is a collection of excerpts from different interviews that Yuzuru Hanyu gave after the Japanese Nationals. Part 1 is an excerpt from a group interview. Parts 2 and 3 to come.

Translation: @yuzueco
Proofreading: @blueflame4yuzu, @axelsandwich

โ€•โ€•FSใ‚’ๆŒฏใ‚Š่ฟ”ใฃใฆใ„ใ‹ใŒใงใ—ใŸใ‹

What did you think of todayโ€™s free program ?

ใ„ใ‚„ใ‚ใ€ๅผฑใ„ใชใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ๅ…ˆใ€…้€ฑ๏ผˆใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒŠใƒซใฎ้š›๏ผ‰ใ‚‚่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใŒใ€ๅผฑใ„ใชใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚

Well, I feel that I am weak. I said this two weeks before (at GPF) as well, but I feel that I am weak.

โ€•โ€•๏ผ”ๅนดใถใ‚Šใฎๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใ€ใƒ•ใ‚กใƒณใฎๆ–นใ€…ใ‚‚ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸ

You participated in the Japanese nationals for the first time in four years and many fans were cheering you on passionately.

ใ“ใ‚“ใชๆผ”ๆŠ€ใงใ‚‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆ–นใ€…ใŒใ™ใ”ใๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใพใงๅŠ›ใ‚’ใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ใพใ‚ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎๆœ€ๅพŒใ“ใ‘ใกใ‚ƒใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€ๆญฏใ‚’้ฃŸใ„ใ—ใฐใฃใฆใ‚„ใ‚ŒใŸใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ๆœ€ๅพŒใพใง่ฆ‹ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใจใ—ใ‹่จ€ใˆใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚

So many people were cheering me on and giving me power until the end despite my poor performance. I fell on the very last jump, but I think I gritted my teeth and did it. I can only say that I appreciate that they watched my performance until the end.

โ€•โ€•ๆฌกใฏใ€ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใŒๆŽงใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™

Your next competition is the World Championships.

ใใ†ใงใ™ใญโ€ฆโ€ฆใ€‚ไฝ•ใซๅ‡บใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใŒใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ„ใพใ‚‚ใ†ใ€ๅผฑใฃใกใ„ใฎใงใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚‚ใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚‚่ทณในใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใงใฏ่ฉฑใซใชใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ‚‚่ทณในใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใงใฏๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ่ฉฑใซใชใ‚‰ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ๆ‚”ใ—ใ„ใ€ๆ‚”ใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ๆฌกใŒใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ๆฌกใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใŒใ‚“ใฐใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚

It is…Iโ€™m not sure which competition I am going to participate in yet, but I am really weak now. There is no way that I can compete well without landing the quad loop and the toe loop, and also the triple axel, thereโ€™s truly no way. I am very unsatisfied with my current self. Iโ€™m kuyashii. If there is another chance, I will work hard for the next competition.

โ€•โ€•ๅผทใใชใ‚‹ใŸใ‚ใซใฉใ†ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใฐใ„ใ„ใจใŠ่€ƒใˆใงใ™ใ‹

Whatโ€™s your thoughts on how to become stronger?

ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚„ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€๏ผ–ๅˆ†้–“๏ผˆ็ทด็ฟ’๏ผ‰ใพใงใฏใ‚ˆใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใฏใใ‚“ใชใซๆ‚ชใ‹ใฃใŸ่จณใงใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ็ฒพ็ฅž็Šถๆ…‹ใจ่‚‰ไฝ“ใฎ็Šถๆ…‹ใจใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒๅ…จ้ƒจใƒใƒฉใƒใƒฉใฃใฆไน–้›ข๏ผˆใ‹ใ„ใ‚Š๏ผ‰ใ—ใฆใ„ใฃใŸๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ™ใญใ€‚

I donโ€™t know. I think I was doing the best I could do, I felt good until the 6 min warm up, and the feeling was not that bad. It was like I could feel the dissonance between my mental and physical condition

โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅ›žใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ๆง‹ๆˆใซใคใ„ใฆใฏใ„ใ‹ใŒใงใ—ใŸใ‹

Whatโ€™s your thoughts on your layout this time?

ๅ†’้ ญใ‹ใ‚‰ใƒŸใ‚นใ—ใฆใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ๆŠœใ‘ใฆใ€่‰ฒใ€…่€ƒใˆใพใ—ใŸใญใ€‚ใฉใ“ใงใƒชใ‚ซใƒใƒชใƒผใงใใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚“ใชใƒชใ‚ซใƒใƒชใƒผใ™ใ‚‹ไฝ“ๅŠ›ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใ€ใใ‚“ใชใƒชใ‚ซใƒใƒชใƒผใ™ใ‚‹ใชใ‚‰ๆ„ๅ‘ณใชใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใกใ‚ƒใใกใ‚ƒใชใฎใงใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ„ใพใ€ๆ˜Œ็ฃจ๏ผˆๅฎ‡้‡Ž๏ผ‰ใŒใ‚„ใฃใจๆˆปใฃใฆใใฆใใ‚Œใฆๆญฃ็›ดใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ๅˆใ‚ใฆใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจ่ฒ ใ‘ใŸใ‚“ใงใ€‚ใ™ใ”ใใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†ใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ•ใ‹ใจใ„ใ†ใจ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใปใฃใจใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

I made the mistake of popping the opening  Lutz and then I thought of many possibilities. About where I could make my recovery jump. But I don’t think I had the physical strength to make such a recovery. Really, I was thinking it’s meaningless even if I made that kind of recovery. So Iโ€™m not sure. I canโ€™t sort out my thinking. But now Shoma is finally back on track and to be honest, I am happy about it. This is the first time that I lost to him properly. Iโ€™m very happy about it. Itโ€™s difficult to describe what kind of happiness that is. But somehow, I feel relieved.

โ€•โ€•ใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ใฎๅคฑๆ•—ใฏ็–ฒๅŠดใŒ่ถณใซใใฆใ„ใŸใ“ใจใŒๅŽŸๅ› ใงใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใ‹

Is the exhaustion in your feet the reason for your mistake on the Lutz ?

ไฝ•ใจ่จ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใจใ€ใ“ใ†โ€ฆโ€ฆใ€‚ใ†ใƒผใ‚“โ€ฆโ€ฆๅ…จ้ƒจ่จ€ใ„่จณใใ•ใ่žใ“ใˆใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ๅซŒใงใ™ใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‚‚ๅ–‹ใ‚ŠใŸใใชใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒๆœฌ้Ÿณใงใ™ใ€‚

Well…how can I say…what I thought about the image and..Hmm, whatever I say will sound like I’m making excuses for that mistake so I truly hate that. My honest feeling is that I donโ€™t want to say anything. 

โ€•โ€•ๆฐทใฎๆ„Ÿ่งฆใฏใ„ใ‹ใŒใงใ—ใŸใ‹

What was your feeling about the ice?

ๅคงไธˆๅคซใ ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๆœ€ๅพŒใพใงใ€้›ฃใ—ใ„็’ฐๅขƒใ ใฃใŸใจใฏๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ™ใŒใ™ใ”ใใ„ใ„ๆฐทใงใ€ไฝœใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸๆ–นใ€…ใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใ—ใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚

It was okay, and I think it was a difficult situation until the end for me but the ice was in good condition, so I want to thank the people who maintain that ice rink.

โ€•โ€•่ฒ ใ‘ใŸ็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใŒใ€ใ€Œใปใฃใจใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒ่กๆ’ƒ็š„ใงใ™ใ€‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌไบบ้ธๆ‰‹ใซ่ฒ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใฎใฏไน…ใ€…ใ ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใŒใ€ใใฎ็‚นใซใคใ„ใฆใฏใ„ใ‹ใŒใงใ™ใ‹

 It is quite shocking for us to hear Hanyu, who has lost, say, “I am relieved.” Itโ€™s been a while since youโ€™ve lost to a Japanese skater, how do you feel about it? 

ๆ˜Œ็ฃจใŒใคใ‚‰ใใ†ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใฏใšใฃใจ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใฆใ€ใใ‚ŒใŒใญใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจ่ฝใก็€ใ„ใฆใใฆใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใซ้›†ไธญใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใชใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚’ๆ€ใ†ใจใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ๅพŒ่ผฉใจใ—ใฆใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ๅฝผใ‚‰ใ—ใ้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใปใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ๅฟƒใ‹ใ‚‰ๅฟœๆดใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

Iโ€™ve been seeing Shoma struggling for a long time, but to see that he has finally settled down and can focus on skating makes me happy. I’d like him to keep working hard in his own way, as my junior. I want to cheer him on from the bottom of my heart.

โ€•โ€•ใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒŠใƒซใ€ใใ—ใฆๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใงๆ•—ๅŒ—ใ‚’ๅ‘ณใ‚ใ„ใ€้‡ๅœงใŒๆธ›ใฃใŸใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‹

You lost at the GPF and the Japanese Nationals, does that experience reduce the pressure on you?

ๅˆฅใซๆ—ฅๆœฌไบบใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใใ‚ŒใŒใฉใ†ใ ใจใ„ใ†่ฉฑใงใฏใชใใ€็›ธๆ‰‹ใŒ่ชฐใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใจใ„ใ†่ฉฑใงใฏใชใใ€ๅธธใซใ€Œๅ‹ใกใŸใ„ใชใ€ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏ้–“้•ใ„ใชใใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๆœ€ๅคง้™ใฎใ“ใจใฏใ“ใ“ใงใฏใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ™ใŒใ€ใงใ‚‚ๅƒ•ใชใ‚Šใซไธ€็”Ÿๆ‡ธๅ‘ฝใฏใ‚„ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ๅˆฅใซใƒ—ใƒฌใƒƒใ‚ทใƒฃใƒผใ‹ใ‚‰่งฃใๆ”พใŸใ‚ŒใŸ่จณใงใฏใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใง็ขบๅ›บใŸใ‚‹่‡ชไฟกใจใ‹ใƒ—ใƒฉใ‚คใƒ‰ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใฏใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใŸใถใ‚“ๆ˜Œ็ฃจใŒ่ƒธใ‚’ๅผตใฃใฆใ€Žๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌ็Ž‹่€…ใ€ใจ่จ€ใˆใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใ“ใจใ—ใฏๅ‡บใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ๅƒ•ใŒใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ไธญใงใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่ฟฝใ„ใ‹ใ‘ใฆ่„…ใ‹ใ—ใฆใ‚„ใ‚ใ†ใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

It doesnโ€™t matter that I lost to the Japanese skater or whom I lost to, I always think that I want to win no matter what. Of course I couldnโ€™t do my best here, but I tried with all my might. So itโ€™s not something like I was released from the pressure. I have a firm conviction in myself or something like pride in myself. I think Shoma can say that he is the โ€œJapanese National Championโ€ proudly from now on. Because this year, I competed as well. So I think maybe I will chase him and threaten him a little from behind.

โ€•โ€•๏ผฆ๏ผณใฎๅ‰ใ€ใ†ใพใใ„ใ‹ใชใ„ไบˆๅ…†ใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚‚ใฎใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‹

Were there any signs that things might not go well before FS?

่ชฟๆ•ดใŒใ†ใพใใ„ใ‹ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ€ใšใฃใจใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่บซไฝ“ใŒใฉใ‚“ใฉใ‚“ๆ—ฅใซๆ—ฅใซๅŠฃๅŒ–ใ—ใฆใ„ใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฏใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฎๅ‰ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€Œๅค‰ใ ใชใ€ใจใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ๅƒ•ใฏๆตใพใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€่‰ฒใ‚“ใชๆ–นใซๆ”ฏใˆใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใฃใฆใ€่บซไฝ“ใฎ็Šถๆ…‹ใ‚‚ใ„ใพใงใใ‚‹ๆœ€้ซ˜ใฎ็Šถๆ…‹ใซใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใฃใŸใ†ใˆใงใ“ใ‚Œใชใฎใงใ€‚ๆญฃ็›ด่จ€ใฃใฆใ€ๅƒ•ใฎๅฎŸๅŠ›ใจๆŠ€่ก“ใŒ่ถณใ‚Šใชใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๆญปๅŠ›ใฏๅฐฝใใ›ใŸใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

The adjustment didnโ€™t go well throughout. I felt like my body was getting worse day by day. I noticed something was strange even before the SP. But even so, I am privileged to receive support from many people and I adjusted my body condition to the best that it could be at that point, then it turned out like that. So to be honest, I think my skill and ability was not enough. But I think I gave it everything I had

โ€•โ€•ใƒŸใ‚นใŒๅ‡บใŸใ‚ใจ้›†ไธญใŒๅˆ‡ใ‚ŒใŸใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ‚‚ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใพใ—ใŸใŒใ€ใฉใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใช็Šถๆ…‹ใงใ—ใŸใ‹

โ€•โ€•It seemed that you lost your concentration after you made a mistake, but what was the situation?

ใณใฃใใ‚Šใ—ใกใ‚ƒใฃใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใ€‚ใ€Œใ‚ใ‚Œ๏ผŸใ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใจๆœฌๅฝ“ใซไน–้›ขใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ„ใพใ‚‚ไน–้›ขใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่จ€ๅ‹•ใŒใฉใ†ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใฏใฃใใ‚Š่จ€ใฃใฆๅ…จ็„ถใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ€‚ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใจๅ–‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚‚ๅˆฅใ€…ใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใŒๅคšใ€…ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ—โ€ฆโ€ฆใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใจ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่บซไฝ“ใฎใ‚ญใƒฌใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใฏๅˆ†้›ขใฏใ—ใฆใ„ใฆใ€ ไฝ“ๅŠ›ใฎใ‚ใ‚‹ใ†ใกใ€ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใจใ‹ใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใชใ‚“ใจใ‹ใชใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ™ใŒใ€ใฉใ†ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใ‚‚ใชใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใŒๅ‡บใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใฎใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซใฏๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใฏใฃใใ‚Š่จ€ใฃใฆใ—ใพใˆใฐ็ซถๆณณใฎ้ธๆ‰‹ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใฏไฝ•ใƒฌใƒผใ‚นใ‚‚ใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ‚ใ‘ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ๅ†…ๅฎนใฏ้•ใ†ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใฎใซๆฏ”ในใฆใฟใŸใ‚‰ๅƒ•ใชใ‚“ใ‹๏ผ•้€ฑ้–“ใง๏ผ“ๅ›žใ—ใ‹่ฉฆๅˆใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ—ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใงใ“ใฎใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎไฝ“ๅŠ›ใ—ใ‹ใชใ„ใฎใ‹ใฃใฆใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๅŠ›ไฝฟใฃใฆ่ทณใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใชใจใ„ใ†ใฎใจใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจๅŠ›ใ‚’ๆŠœใ„ใฆ่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ใ„ใ„ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŒ่ทณในใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ—ใชใ„ใจใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใชใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚’ใ„ใพใฏ่€ƒใˆๅง‹ใ‚ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚่ซฆใ‚ใฆใฏใ„ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใพใงๆญปใซ็‰ฉ็‹‚ใ„ใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใใ†ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใ‚ƒใƒ•ใƒชใƒƒใƒ—๏ผˆ๏ผ”ๅ›ž่ปขใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—โ€•ใ‚ชใ‚คใƒฉใƒผโ€•๏ผ“ๅ›ž่ปขใƒ•ใƒชใƒƒใƒ—ใฎ๏ผ“ๅ›ž่ปขใƒ•ใƒชใƒƒใƒ—๏ผ‰่ทณใฐใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€ใ‚ใใ“ใ€‚

I was surprised, in my mind. Like โ€œWhatโ€™s going on?โ€. It was really different from what I was feeling. And it still is now. I can’t tell at all what is happening to my behavior to be honest. There are many areas where my feelings and what I am talking about feel like they’ve become separate things. But still, what I had envisioned and the sharpness of my body’s reaction is different. Maybe it was manageable when I was doing the SP and had physical strength left, but there’s nothing I can do about it and it was all shown in my performance (in FS). But if Iโ€™ll be honest, for example, swimmers do many races. Though the circumstances might be different. If I compare with those swimmers, I only participated in 3 competitions within 5 weeks. Then I only have this much physical power left. So now Iโ€™ve begun to think that I really use so much power to do my jumps and I have to be able to do a good jump in my own style while saving more energy. I didnโ€™t give up. I really fought till the end with everything I had left. If I hadn’t, I would not have done the 3F (4T-1Eu-3F instead of 3S) at that point.

Source: http://wasedasports.com/news/20191224_124725/




[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu Interview – Beyond The Wall – 191227

Video aired: 27 December 2019

Translation: @yuzueco and @BlueFlame4Yuzu
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Raw Video: BBI by @aoyuzu205
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Sub: @yuzuru_fairy

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