[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu Exhibition Gala Interview, World Team Trophy โ€“ 210418

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

All articles originally published 18 April 2021

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Translation:ย @yuzueco & @axelsandwichย 
Proofreading:ย @shinjistarxx

็”ทๅญใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใŒใ‚จใ‚ญใ‚ทใƒ“ใ‚ทใƒงใƒณๅ‡บๆผ”ๅ‰ใซใ‚ชใƒณใƒฉใ‚คใƒณๅ–ๆใซๅฟœใ˜ใŸใ€‚ไปŠๅญฃๆœ€ๅพŒใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใ€็ด„10ๅˆ†่ชžใฃใŸไธ€ๅ•ไธ€็ญ”ใฏไปฅไธ‹ใฎ้€šใ‚Šใ€‚

Men’s single skater Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA) gave an online interview before his exhibition appearance. After his last competition of the season, he spoke for about 10 minutes and answered each question as follows.

ใ€€ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅญฃใ€ๅพ—ใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ€‚ไปŠๅญฃใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸ่ชฒ้กŒใฏใ€‚

ใ€Œใˆใฃใจโ€ฆๆŠฝ่ฑก็š„ใช่ฉฑใซใชใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใˆใƒผใ€ๅƒ•ใŒไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใงๅˆใ‚ใฆ3ไฝใซใชใฃใŸๆ™‚ใฎๅนดใŒใ€ใกใ‚‡ใ†ใฉใ‚‚ใ†9ๅนดใ‚‚ๅ‰ใฎใ“ใจใซใชใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใฎๆ™‚ๆ€ใฃใŸใ“ใจใจๅŒใ˜ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ“ใจใ‚’10ๅนดใฎ็ฏ€็›ฎใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใฆๆ”นใ‚ใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚‚ใ€ใพใ‚ไปŠๅ›žใ€่‡ช็ฒ›ๆœŸ้–“ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใพใŸใฏ่ฉฆๅˆใ‚’่พž้€€ใ—ใŸใ‚Šใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ“ใจใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไธญใงใ€‚ใˆใƒผใ€ใƒ‹ใƒฅใƒผใ‚นใ‚„ๅ ฑ้“ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ€ใ‚ณใƒญใƒŠใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใฉใ‚Œใปใฉๅคงๅค‰ใชใฎใ‹ใ€ใพใŸใฏใ€ใใ‚Œใจใฉใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๅ‘ใๅˆใฃใฆใ„ใใฎใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใžใ‚Œใฎๆ–นใŒใฉใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซ่‹ฆใ—ใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€‚ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใชใŒใ‚‰้Žใ”ใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‹ใ€ใใ“ใ‹ใ‚‰โ€ฆใ€‚ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใจไป˜ใๅˆใฃใฆใ„ใใซใฏใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใงใใ‚Œใฐใ‚ผใƒญใซใชใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒไธ€็•ชใ ใจใฏๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€้€ฒใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‹ใชใใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€็ซ‹ใกๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‹ใชใใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใซโ€ฆใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๅƒ•ใฎ4Aใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ๆœ€ๅคงใฎๅฏพ็ญ–ใ‚’็ทดใฃใฆใ„ใๅฟ…่ฆใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่ฉฑใŒใใฉใใชใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใˆใฃใจโ€ฆใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ไธญใงใ€ใ“ใฎ้œ‡็ฝ10ๅนดใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’่ฟŽใˆใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ€ใ‚ณใƒกใƒณใƒˆใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซใ€‚ใฉใ‚Œใปใฉ่‹ฆใ—ใ„ใฎใ‹ใ€‚ใฉใ‚“ใช่‹ฆใ—ใ•ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€‚ใพใŸใฏใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใ—ใฆใปใ—ใ„ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไบบใŒใฉใ‚Œใปใฉใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€‚ๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใ—ใŸใใชใ„ไบบใ‚‚ใ„ใ‚‹ใ ใ‚ใ†ใ€ใใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ€‚ใใ‚Œใฃใฆใ€ไปŠใฎใ‚ณใƒญใƒŠใฎ็Šถๆณใจๅค‰ใ‚ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๅƒ•ใฏๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใงใ€ๆœ€็ต‚็š„ใซใ€้œ‡็ฝใฎใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใ‚‚ใ€้œ‡็ฝใŒ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใ‚‚ใใ†ใงใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏใ€ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใฏใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ‚‚ใฃใจใชใ‚“ใ‹่‹ฅใใฆใ€‚่ขซ็ฝๅœฐไปฃ่กจใฏๅซŒใ ใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌไปฃ่กจใง่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅŠ›ใง็ฒใฃใŸๆดพ้ฃใชใ‚“ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€่ขซ็ฝๅœฐไปฃ่กจใจ่จ€ใ‚ใ‚ŒใŸใใชใ„ใจใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใงใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๅ‹ใกๅ–ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใฃใฆๅผทใๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๆœ€็ต‚็š„ใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใŒๅ‡„ใๅ‡บใฆใใฆใ€ๅฟœๆดใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใ€ๅƒ•ใŒๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹็ซ‹ๅ ดใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆๅฟœๆดใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ ใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใŒใพใŸไปŠๅ›žใ€ๅ‡„ใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใ€‚ๅ…จ็„ถใ€ๅ–ใ‚Š็•™ใ‚ใ‚‚ใชใ„่ฉฑใซใชใฃใกใ‚ƒใฃใฆใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚็ตๆžœใจใ—ใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚‚ๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใจใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๆป‘ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆใ€ไฝ•ใ‹ใฎๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจ่ฆ‹ๅ‡บใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใ€ใใ‚Œใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๅญ˜ๅœจใ—ใฆใ„ใ„่จผใชใฎใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€

โ€•What did you gain/learn this season? And what do you still need to work on now that the season is over?

Yuzuru: Hmm… this might become a little abstract. Well, the first time I came in third place at the World Championships was just about nine years ago now. Once again, I was thinking the same kind of things I thought at the time, as it is the 10 year anniversary of 3.11 now. The reason for this is that this time, there were things like the period of self-isolation [because of the pandemic], and also I withdrew from competitions. While I was doing those things, and watching the news, I felt how bad the COVID situation is, and I spent the time wondering about various things like, how we are supposed to confront it, and how people are each suffering in different ways during this time. Somehow, from thereโ€ฆ Hmm. I still think the best way to deal with it is to have zero cases if possible, after all. But, (since thatโ€™s not possible), we have to keep going, and we have to face and deal with many things. In a way, for me, itโ€™s not about my 4A, but that I feel I need to challenge myself and that I need to put together the best plan of action. Ah, my answer is becoming a little hard to follow. Let me see… In this context, I think about when I was coming up with my own comments on the 10th anniversary of 3.11. How painful was it? What kind of pain was it? Or, how many really want to remember it? Surely there are those who don’t want to be reminded of it, and I was thinking about all these various things. And I thought to myself, “Isnโ€™t this the same as the current situation with COVID?,โ€ and so ultimately, I came to a conclusion, in the season that 3.11 happened, and the season after it as well. I was much, much younger at the time. I didn’t want to be a representative of the disaster-stricken area, and I didn’t want to be labelled as such because I was a member of the Japanese national team, and I had won the spot with my own abilities. I was thinking strongly then, that I wanted to win various things on my own. But in the end, I began to feel a great sense of gratitude, and I realized that I was the one who was being supported by the people, and that I was not in a position to support them, but rather they were supporting me. I was able to feel those things again this time. Somehow…hm. This became a bit of a rambling answer. As a result of everything, I felt that maybe itโ€™s okay for me to keep skating. If I can find some kind of meaning in my skating, I think that’s a sign that it’s okay for me to exist.

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

Part 2

โ€•โ€•4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ใ—ใŸๆ„็พฉใ‚„ๆ‰‹ๅฟœใˆ

ใ€ŒใŠๅฎขใ•ใ‚“ๅ…ฅใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใฏๅ…จใๆ€ใฃใฆใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใŒ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใŸๆฎต้šŽใงไฝ“ใŒใใ‚“ใชใซ็–ฒใ‚Œใฆใชใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚่ฉฆๅˆใฎๅ ดๆ‰€ใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใซๆ„็พฉใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใชใจใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ใพใŸ1ไบบใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใซใชใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ไธญใงใ‚„ใฃใฑๅˆบๆฟ€ใŒๅฐ‘ใชใ„ไธญใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ๅˆบๆฟ€ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ๅ‡„ใ„ไธŠๆ‰‹ใช้ธๆ‰‹ใŒใ„ใ‚‹ไธญใงใ‚„ใฃใŸๆ–นใŒ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใ‚‚ๅ›บใพใ‚Šใ‚„ใ™ใ„ใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ๅฎŸ้š›ใ‚„ใฃใฆใฟใŸใ‚‰ๅ…จ็„ถใ€่‰ฏใ„ๆ™‚ใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซๅ…จ็„ถใชใ‚‰ใชใใฆใ€้žๅธธใซๆ‚”ใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚‚ใฃใจ่‰ฏใ„ใงใ™ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใฏ๏ผๆœฌๅฝ“ใฏใ‚‚ใฃใจ่ฟ‘ใใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ใฏใฃใใ‚Š่จ€ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใกใ‚ƒใใกใ‚ƒๆ‚”ใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ€่‰ฏใ„ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŒๅ…จ็„ถใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ€‚ใ“ใฎๆ‚”ใ—ใ•ใ‚’ใƒใƒใซใ€่‹ฅใ„ๆ™‚ใฟใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใŒใ‚€ใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‰ใ•ใ‚‚ๅ‚™ใˆใคใคใ€ๅ†ท้™ใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ๅˆ†ๆžใ—ใฆใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ้™็•ŒใซๆŒ‘ใฟ็ถšใ‘ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•What was the significance of practising your 4A in practice and your response? 

Yuzuru: I totally didnโ€™t expect the audience to be there. After the Free Skate, there was the fact my body wasnโ€™t that tired. I thought maybe it would be worthwhile to do it at the competition venue. The other reason is that I think Iโ€™ll be going back to training alone and I think itโ€™s easier to get a better mental picture jumping it when youโ€™re motivated by the presence of other really talented athletes. But when I actually tried it, the jump was nowhere near my best attempts so Iโ€™m really frustrated. I have better ones, really! Truthfully I think Iโ€™m closer [that that]. But um, to tell you the truth Iโ€™m really really frustrated because I couldnโ€™t do a good jump. So using that frustration as a springboard, though it looks like itโ€™ll be a tough period ahead, Iโ€™ll really make intense preparations and analyse various things with a cooler head, and I want to keep pushing past my limits.ย 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใฎ็ทด็ฟ’็ต‚็›คใงใƒ€ใƒ–ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใŒไธก่ถณ็€ๆฐทใซใชใ‚Šใ€Œใใ‚Œใงใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ˆใ€ใจ่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใŒใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚ใฎใ€ๆœ€ๅˆใ‹ใ‚‰ๆ˜จๆ—ฅๆตฎใ‹ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŒใ€‚ๅ…จ็„ถๅ›ž่ปขใŒ่ถณใ‚Šใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใซใจใฃใฆใฏใ‹ใชใ‚Šๆ„Ÿ่งฆใฎๆ‚ชใ„4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’ใšใฃใจ่ทณใ‚“ใงใ„ใฆใ€‚ๆœ€ๅพŒใƒ€ใƒ–ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใงใƒ‘ใƒณใ‚ฏใ‚ใŸใ‚Šใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจๆฐทใ‚’ใคใ‹ใฟๅง‹ใ‚ใŸใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใจ้ซ˜ใ•ใŒๅ‡บใ›ๅง‹ใ‚ใฆใ„ใŸใฎใงโ€œใใ‚Œใงๅ›žใ›ใ‚ˆโ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚„ใฃใฑ้ซ˜ใใชใ‚‹ใจใ€ๅฎŒๅ…จใซไฝ“ใŒๆ‹’็ตถๅๅฟœใ‚’่ตทใ“ใ—ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏ้ซ˜ใ•ใจๅ›žใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฎไธก็ซ‹ใŒใ‹ใชใ‚Š้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใชใฎใงใ€ใใ‚ŒใŒใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†็™บ่จ€ใซใคใชใŒใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€

โ€•During yesterdayโ€™s practice, when you two-footed the double Axel landing, you said, โ€˜Thatโ€™s good.โ€™

Y: From the beginning yesterday, my jumps didnโ€™t [feel as] light. The rotations were totally insufficient and I kept jumping 4As that felt off to me. When I popped it into a double Axel at the end, I thought I was finally starting to get a feel of the ice. Finally I was getting the height so I told myself, โ€˜now rotate itโ€™. After all, if it gets too high, your body instinctively tries to protect itself. Itโ€™s also a jump where itโ€™s indeed difficult to balance both the height and rotation, so that comment I made was tied to that [fact] as well. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆฅๅญฃใฏใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใฏใ€Œๅคฉใจๅœฐใจใ€ใซใชใ‚‹ใŒใ€SPใฏใƒ”ใ‚ขใƒŽๆ›ฒใซๆˆปใ™ใฎใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใƒผใฃใจใ€‚็Ž‡็›ดใซ่จ€ใ†ใจ่€ƒใˆไธญใงใ™ใ€‚ใˆใฃใจใ€ใƒ”ใ‚ขใƒŽๆ›ฒใซๆˆปใ—ใŸใ„ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€‚ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฏใ“ใฎ็Šถๆณใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใ็”Ÿใใ‚‹ใจ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚็Šถๆณใ ใ‹ใ‚‰็”Ÿใใ‚‹ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†ไธญใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใชใฎใงใ€‚ใ“ใฎ็ŠถๆณใŒใฉใ†ใชใฃใฆใ„ใใ‹ใ€ใพใŸใฏใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใŒใฉใ†ใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๅค‰ๅŒ–ใ—ใฆใ„ใใ‹ใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚‹ไธŠใงไฝ•ใ‚’่กจ็พใ—ใŸใ„ใ‹ใ‚’่€ƒใˆใชใŒใ‚‰้ธใ‚“ใงใ„ใใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•Next season, your Free Skate Program will be โ€˜Ten to Chi to,โ€™ but will you return to a piano piece for your Short Program?

Y: Ummm. To tell you the truth, Iโ€™m thinking about it. Itโ€™s not just about wanting to go back to a piano piece. I think this program [Let Me Entertain You] was created because of the current situation. You could say it was created precisely because I wanted to do this kind of program that suited the current circumstances. I have to consider how the circumstances will pan out and also how my own feelings will change with it. Also, beyond just doing the skating, I think Iโ€™ll pick the program thinking about what I want to express.

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito

Part 3

โ€•โ€•4Aใฏไฝ“ใซ่ฒ ๆ‹…ใŒใ‹ใ‹ใ‚‹ใŒใ€ใ‚ซใƒŠใƒ€ใซ่กŒใ‘ใชใ„ไธญใงใฉใ†ใ‚ฑใ‚ขใ—ใฆใ„ใใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšใ‚ปใƒซใƒ•ใ‚ฑใ‚ขใ‚’ๅพนๅบ•ใ—ใฆใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ๅŠ›ใ‚’ใใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆ–นใฏใ„ใฃใฑใ„ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ๆƒ…ๅ ฑใฏใƒใƒƒใƒˆไธŠใซใ‚‚ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚่ปขใŒใฃใฆใฏใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใช็Ÿฅ่ญ˜ใจใ‹ใ‚‚่“„ใˆใฆใ€ๆœ€ๅคง้™ใ‚ฑใ‚ขใ—ใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•The 4A is hard on your body, so how will you take care of it while you can’t go to Canada?

Yuzuru: Well, for the time being, I am thoroughly taking care of it myself. And there are a lot of people who can help me as well. There is also a lot of information available on the Internet. I’d like to take care of myself to the best of my ability by accumulating various kinds of knowledge.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆฅๅญฃใฏใฉใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ€ใ„ใง่‡จใ‚€ใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œๆฅใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใฏๆฅใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใงใ—ใ‹ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใญใ€‚๏ผˆไป–ใฎใ“ใจใŒๆฐ—ใซใชใ‚‹ๆง˜ๅญใง๏ผ‰ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€‚ใƒ•ใƒ•โ€ฆใ€‚ใ™ใฟใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ๆฅใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใฏๆฅใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใงใ—ใ‹ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใฉใ†ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใ‚‚ใชใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใจใ€‚ใƒ•ใƒ•ใƒ•โ€ฆใƒ€ใƒกใ ใ€‚ๆ„่ญ˜ใŒใใฃใกใ„ใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใ€ไธ€็žฌโ€ฆใ€‚ใˆใƒผใฃใจใ€‚ใใฎๆ™‚ใฏใใฎๆ™‚ใง่€ƒใˆใพใ™ใ€‚ใ”ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ•ใ„๏ผใ€

โ€•What are your thoughts on the next season?

Y: We’ll only know next season when next season comes. [Seems to be distracted by something else]. Just, um… hehe…. Sorry. Weโ€™ll only know about next season when it comes, so there’s nothing I can do about it. Um, well…. Hmmm… hehehe, I canโ€™t. I got a little distracted, for a moment. Hmmm. Iโ€™ll think about [next season] when itโ€™s time. I’m sorry!

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใใฎๆ™‚ใฏใพใŸใ€ใŠ่ฉฑใ„ใŸใ ใๆฉŸไผšใ‚’่จญใ‘ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใŸใ„ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใƒ•ใƒ•ใƒ•ใƒ•ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใพใŸใ€ใˆใƒผใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚ณใƒกใƒณใƒˆใŒๆฌฒใ—ใ„ใจ่จ€ใ‚ใ‚ŒใŸๆ™‚ใซใฏ้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆ้ ญใ‹ใ‚‰ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใช่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’ใฒใญใ‚Šๅ‡บใ—ใฆใ€ๅ‡บใ—ใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒไฝ•ใ‹โ€ฆใ€‚ใพใ‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๅƒ•ใฏ่จ€่‘‰ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใฉใกใ‚‰ใ‹ใจ่จ€ใ†ใจใ€ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใง่กจ็พใ—ใŸใ„ใฎใงใ€ใงใใ‚Œใฐใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใง่กจ็พใงใใ‚‹้“ใŒๅ–ใ‚Œใ‚Œใฐใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•At that time, we would like to have the opportunity to speak with you again.

Y: Hehehe… But yes, I will. When I’m asked for comments again, I’ll try my best to come up with different words from my head. That’s something…. Well, I’m not a professional with words and I’d rather express myself with skating, so I hope I can find a way to do that.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใจๅฎถใฎๅพ€ๅพฉใจ่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใŒใ€ๅฎถใงใฏใฉใ†้Žใ”ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใƒผใฃใจใ€‚ใใ†ใงใ™ใญโ€ฆใ€‚ๅฎถใซใ„ใ‚‹ๆ™‚้–“ใฏโ€ฆ่ตทใใฆใ€‚ใƒ•ใƒ•ใƒ•ใƒ•ใƒ•โ€ฆใ€‚ๆœ่ตทใใฆใ€ใˆใƒผใฃใจใ€‚ๆœ่ตทใใฆใ™ใๆŽƒ้™คใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ€‚ใงใ€ใ”้ฃฏใŒใงใใ‚‹ใพใงใซใ‚คใƒกใƒˆใƒฌใจใ‚Œใƒ•ใ‚ฉใƒผใƒ ใƒใ‚งใƒƒใ‚ฏใจใ‹ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ใ—ใฆใ€‚ใ”้ฃฏใ‚’้ฃŸในใฆใ€ไฝ“ใ‚’ใ‚ฑใ‚ขใ—ใฆใ€‚็ทด็ฟ’่กŒใฃใฆใ€ๅธฐใฃใฆใใฆใ€ใŠ้ขจๅ‘‚ๅ…ฅใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ฑใ‚ขใ—ใฆใ€ใ”้ฃฏ้ฃŸในใฆๅฏใ‚‹ใฟใŸใ„ใช็”Ÿๆดปใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•You said you go back and forth between the ice rink and the home, but how do you spend your time at home?

Y: Let’s see. Well… When Iโ€™m at home… (first thing) is waking up. Heheheโ€ฆ I wake up in the morning, um, and then immediately clean*. Then, until food is ready, Iโ€™ll do things like image training, checking my form, and so on. After eating, I do some care for my body. I go to practice, come home, take a bath, do some care, eat, then sleepโ€ฆ thatโ€™s the kind of schedule I have.

*T/N: Probably referring to cleaning his room.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅฎถใงใฎๅจฏๆฅฝใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ‚ฒใƒผใƒ ใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ไปŠใƒขใƒณใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒใƒณใ‚ฟใƒผใซใƒใƒžใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚๏ผˆๅ‡บใŸใฐใ‹ใ‚Šใฎใ‚„ใค๏ผŸ๏ผ‰ใฏใ„ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ‚นใƒใƒผใƒ„็ด™ใฃใฝใ„ใ“ใจ่จ€ใˆใŸใ€‚ใƒ•ใƒ•ใƒ•ใƒ•ใƒ•โ€ฆใ€

ใ€€ๅ–ๆใฏ็ต‚ไบ†ใ€‚ใ€Œใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใพใŸใ‚ˆใ‚ใ—ใใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚้ ‘ๅผตใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€

โ€•What do you do for leisure while at home?

Y: Ah, I do play video games. I’m addicted to Monster Hunter right now. (The one that just came out?) Yes. Yes, I’m playing it. Thank you very much. I was able to say something a little like [what youโ€™d find] in a sports magazine. Hehehe.

ใ€€(Interview over.)

Thank you very much. and I look forward to working with you again. I’ll do my best.

[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu Post-FS Interview, World Team Trophy โ€“ 210416

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

All articles originally published 16 April 2021

Part 1ย |ย Part 2 | Part 3

Translation: @axelsandwich & @shinjistarxx
Proofreading: @yuzueco

PART 1

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ๆ‚”ใ—ใ„ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใพใ‚ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆใ€ใพใ‚2้€ฑ้–“ใ€ๆญฃ็›ดใ€ๆ™ฎ้€šใฎ็”Ÿๆดปใงใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใพใ‚ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ ใจใ‹ใ€ใพใ‚้ฃŸไบ‹ใ‚‚ๆ™ฎ้€šใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซใฏๆ‘‚ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใใ‚“ใชไธญใงใ‚‚ใ€Žใ‚ˆใใ‚„ใฃใŸใ€ใฃใฆ่จ€ใฃใฆใ‚ใ’ใŸใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๅ†…ๅฎนใ ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•Your thoughts after the FS?

Yuzuru: Well, of course there are feelings of frustration in there but well, after the World Championships and for these two weeks, I wasnโ€™t living my usual routine, to be honest. In terms of my feelings and well, I couldnโ€™t eat the meals I normally eat, so Iโ€™d like to say to myself that I did well, given all those circumstances.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใฎๅคงไผšใฏใฉใ‚“ใชๅคงไผšใ ใฃใŸใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใฟใ‚“ใชใŒๅ…‰ใ ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅƒ•ใŒไปŠๅ›žใ€ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฎๆ™‚ใ‚‚ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใฎๆ™‚ใ‚‚ใ€็‚นๆ•ฐ่ฆ‹ใฆใ€Žใ‚ใ‚ใ€่‹ฆใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใ ใ‚ใ†ใ‘ใฉใ€้ ‘ๅผตใฃใŸใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใชใ€ใฃใฆใ“ใจใ‚’ใƒใƒผใƒ ใƒกใƒผใƒˆใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใพใŸใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๅฐŽใใฎๅ…‰ใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€ใ™ใ”ใใ™ใ”ใๅผทใ„ๅŠ›ใ‚’ใใ‚Œใฆใ€‚ๅƒ•ใŒๅ…ˆ่ผฉใจใ—ใฆใ€ใชใ‚“ใจใ‹ใŒใ‚“ใฐใ‚“ใชใใ‚ƒใชใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๆ™ฎ้€šใจใฏ้•ใ†ๅŠ›ใ‚’ใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸ่ฉฆๅˆใ ใฃใŸใจใ‚‚ๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•What kind of competition was this for you?

Y: I think everyone was the light. This time, during the Short Program and Free Program as well, seeing the scores like โ€˜ah, that was really tough but we worked hardโ€™ โ€•I felt that watching my teammatesโ€™ performances as well. In a sense, like a guiding light, they really really gave me a lot of power. As a senior [in the team], I really felt I had to work hard and in a way, it was a competition where I received a different kind of power to the norm. 

โ€•โ€•ไธŠๆ‰่ฌ™ไฟกใ‚’ใฉใ†่กจ็พใ—ใŸใฎใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€ใพใšใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใจใ—ใฆๆผ”ใ˜ใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซใ€ใฉใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ‚’ๆผ”ใ˜ใŸใ„ใ‹ใ€ใฉใ‚“ใชใƒ†ใƒผใƒžใงๆผ”ใ˜ใŸใ„ใ‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ™ใ”ใ่€ƒใˆใพใ—ใŸใ€‚็ตๆžœใจใ—ใฆใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๆ›ฒใ‚’่žใ„ใŸ็ตๆžœใจใ—ใฆใ€ๅƒ•ใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใงใ„ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ€ใใ‚“ใชใƒ†ใƒผใƒžใŒใ„ใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใใ“ใง่ฆ‹ใคใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใŒใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใงใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ€ไธŠๆ‰่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใซใ™ใ”ใใ€ๅ…ฑ้€šใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹้ƒจๅˆ†ใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€‚ใพใŸใ€้—˜ใ„ใซๆŒ‘ใ‚€ๅงฟๅ‹ขใ€ใพใŸใฏใใ“ใซไผดใ†็Š ็‰ฒใ‚„ใ€ใพใŸใฏไป–่€…ใ‚’ๆ€ใ„ใ‚„ใ‚‹ๆ…ˆๆ„›ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใจใ“ใ‚ใŒๅƒ•ใ‚‚ใใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชไบบใงใ‚ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใ€้ธๆ‰‹ใงใ‚ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใˆใฃใจใ€ๆŒฏไป˜ใฎไธญใงใฏๅˆ€ใ‚’ๆŒฏใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใพใŸใฏๅ‡บ้™ฃใฎๅˆๅ›ณใ‚’ใ—ใŸใ‚Šใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸๆŒฏไป˜ใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใŒใฉใ†ใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๅ—ใ‘ๅ–ใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใ‚‹ใ‹ใฏใ€ใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใใ‚Œใžใ‚Œใงใ„ใ„ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฏใปใ‚“ใจใซ่€ƒใˆใ‚‹่‡ช็”ฑๅบฆใŒ้ซ˜ใ„ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ๅƒ•ใ‚‚ใœใฒใ€ใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใฎใใฎ1ใค1ใคใฎๆŒฏไป˜ใ‚„ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใฎ่กจๆƒ…ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‹ใ‚‰ๅ—ใ‘ใŸ็‰ฉ่ชžใ€่ƒŒๆ™ฏใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚่งฆใ‚Œใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใ‚‰ๅฌ‰ใ—ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•How did you try to express (the image of) Uesugi Kenshin* in your (free) program?
Y: Hmm, first, I tried to really consider how I wanted to perform the program, like what kind of theme I wanted to perform. So, as a result of listening to many different pieces of music, I thought that in a sense, a theme that would let me be myself would be good. And what I found fitting that (theme) was this piece of music, and I think I myself have a lot in common with Lord Uesugi Kenshin too. Also, various things about him such as his approach towards battle, his (acknowledgement of) sacrifices that must accompany it, and also his compassion and generosity and so onโ€•I think that that is the kind of person, and the kind of athlete that I want to be, and so I chose this program. Um, as for the choreography, there are parts where I am wielding a katana [sword], and also signaling [to soldiers] to move out for battle, but, well, I think itโ€™s up to everyone watching to interpret it as they will. I think this is a program that really is open to what you think, and I am certainly also skating with the thought that if everyone watching could feel a sense or story or something like a scene from my expression of each part of the choreography and each jump, I would be very happy.

*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 (historical) drama called โ€œHeaven and Earthโ€ that is about Kenshinโ€™s life.

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

PART 2

ใ€€โ€•โ€•๏ผˆๆตทๅค–ใƒกใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใ‚ขใ‹ใ‚‰๏ผ‰ไปŠ้€ฑใ€ๅ–˜ๆฏใงๅ•้กŒใฏใ‚ใฃใŸใ‹ใ€‚ๅŒ—ไบฌใซ่กŒใฃใฆๅ–˜ๆฏใฎๅ•้กŒใŒๅ‡บใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œ๏ผˆ่‹ฑ่ชžใง๏ผ‰ใตใตใ€‚ๅŒ—ไบฌไบ”่ผชใฎใ“ใจใฏ่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ไปŠๅนดใ€ๆฑไบฌไบ”่ผชใŒ้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚๏ผˆๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใง๏ผ‰ใ‚๏ฝžใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅพ…ใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใ„ใ€‚ใตใตใตใตใตใ€‚OKใ€‚ใˆใฃใจใ€‚๏ผˆ่‹ฑ่ชžใง๏ผ‰ๅƒ•ใฏใœใ‚“ใใใฎๅ•้กŒใฏๆŠฑใˆใฆใ„ใพใ›ใ‚“ใ—ใ€ใ“ใฎๅคงไผšใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆไฝ“่ชฟใฏๅ•้กŒใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ€‚ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใฉใกใ‚‰ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซใ‚‚ใ€ใจใฆใ‚‚่‡ชไฟกใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใงๅฐ‘ใ—ใƒŸใ‚นใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ไปŠๆ—ฅใฎใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใงใ‚‚4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใงๅคงใใชใƒŸใ‚นใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใพใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใใŸๆบ–ๅ‚™ใซๅคฑๆœ›ใฏใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ใพใŸใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ‚‚ใฃใจ็ทด็ฟ’ใŒๅฟ…่ฆใ ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•(Question from foreign media) Did you have any problems with your asthma this week? Will there be any problems with your asthma going into the Beijing Olympics?

Y: (In English) Hehe. Iโ€™m not thinking about the Beijing Olympics. I think it will be good if the Tokyo Olympics happen this year. (In Japanese) Ah. Sorry, please wait a moment. Hehehehee. OK. Um. (In English) I donโ€™t have problems with asthma and my condition going into this competition wasnโ€™t an issue. In regards to performance, I have confidence in both my programs. There was a small mistake in the Short Program. In todayโ€™s Free Skate, there was a big mistake on the 4S, but Iโ€™m not despairing over the preparations Iโ€™ve done until now. I think Iโ€™ll need to practise more and more from here on out.ย 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‹ใชใ‚Šๆ…Ž้‡ใซใ„ใฃใฆใฆใ€‚ใˆ๏ฝžใ€ใพใ‚ๅฝขใ‚‚ๆ‚ชใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ไธ้‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ่ทณใ‚“ใ ็ฉดใซๆ€ใ„ใฃใใ‚Šๅ…ฅใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆ€งๆ ผไธŠใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใŒใชใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚ŠๅŒใ˜ใจใ“ใ‚ใง่ทณในใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€ๆ™ฎ้€šใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ๅŒใ˜ใ‚ˆใ†ใช็ฉดใซใฏใพใฃใฆ็ชใฃใ‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ—ใพใ†ใ“ใจใŒ็ตๆง‹ใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใใ‚ŒใŒใ€‚ใปใ‚“ใจใซใ‚ใšใ‹ใ‚จใƒƒใ‚ธใฎๅน…ใชใ‚“ใงใ€‚ใ‚ใšใ‹ใ€ใชใ‚“ใผใ ใ‚ใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ปใƒณใƒใใ‚‰ใ„ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ‚จใƒƒใ‚ธใฎๅน…ใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎๆบใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ“ใซใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใจใฏใพใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚๏ผˆ6ๅˆ†้–“็ทด็ฟ’ใฎ็ฉดใ‹๏ผ‰ใŸใถใ‚“ใใ†ใ ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•Talk to us about your quad Salchow

Y: I was really careful going into it. Ehโ€ฆ well, I think my form wasnโ€™t bad but well, I guess you could call it bad luck. I jumped straight into the hole I had made [before]. This is probably a unique quirk that I canโ€™t really do much about, but I do tend to jump in the same spot, more than [people normally do]. So I do tend to snag [my jumps] in the same holes. Thatโ€™s what happened this time. Honestly, it was just the width of the edge [of my blade]. It wasโ€ฆ I wonder how many centimetres it was. Well, it was just a groove around the width of an edge, but I really just got stuck properly in it. (Was it a hole from the 6min warmup?) I think it was. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎ3Aใซๅ‘ใ‹ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€ใพใšใ€‚ใ“ใ“2่ฉฆๅˆใฎ้–“ใงใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใŒใ‚ใพใ‚Šใซใ‚‚ใ†ใพใๆฑบใพใ‚‰ใชใใฆใ€ใ™ใ”ใใ‚ทใƒงใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ใฆใ„ใŸใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚ๆ‚”ใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซๅฏพใ—ใฆใ™ใ”ใ็”ณใ—่จณใชใ„ใชใจใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใใ‚‡ใ†ใฏใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎๆœ€ๅพŒใฏใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฎ่จ˜ๆ†ถใจใ‹ใ‚‚ใ‹ใถใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€็ตถๅฏพใซใใ‚Œใ„ใซๆฑบใ‚ใฆใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใฃใฆใ€‚4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใซ็ถšใ้“ใ‚’ใ“ใ“ใง็คบใ™ใ‚“ใ ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใซๆŒ‘ใฟใพใ—ใŸใ€‚็–ฒใ‚ŒใŸไธญใงใ‚ใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใจใ€ใ‚ใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใ‚นใƒ”ใƒผใƒ‰ใ‚‚่ฝใกใฆใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไธญใงใ€ใพใ‚ใ‚ใ–ใจ่ฝใจใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใใ“ใฏใ€‚่กจ็พใจใ—ใฆใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎไธญใงใ‚‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใงใ‚‚ๅŠ›ใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใชใ้žๅธธใซใ‚นใƒ ใƒผใ‚บใซ่ปธใซๅ…ฅใฃใฆใ€้ซ˜ใ•ใฎใ‚ใ‚‹ใ„ใ„ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ไปŠใงใใ‚‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใƒ™ใ‚นใƒˆใฎใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•What were your feelings going into the last 3A?

Y: Um. Well firstly, between the last two competitions, I wasnโ€™t able to land my triple Axels well, which you could say was a big shock, or source of frustration. I really feel hugely apologetic towards my triple Axel. So today, until the very very end โ€•though of course I had the memories from the World Championships to contend withโ€• I thought I will absolutely land it beautifully. I went into the 3A wanting to show that this is the base from which Iโ€™m continuing my road to the quadruple Axel. Within the tiredness [at that point] and with such a slow speedโ€•well, I slowed down on purpose there, as a part of the performance. But within all of that, feeling no strength left, I think I entered the rotation very smoothly and it was a good jump with good height. I think it was the best triple Axel I can do at the moment.ย 

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

PART 3

โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅญฃๆœ€ๅพŒใฎๆป‘ใ‚Šใ€‚ไปŠๅญฃๆœ€ๅพŒใจใ„ใ†ๆ€ใ„ใ€ๆฅๅญฃใธใฎๆ€ใ„ใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ไปŠใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณๅง‹ใ‚ใซๆป‘ใฃใŸใ‚ˆใ†ใชใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใŒใ—ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏๅผทใใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎๆ™‚ใจ้•ใฃใฆไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใ‚‚ใชใ‹ใชใ‹่ฉฆๅˆใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ใ—ใชใ„ใง่กŒใใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใ‚‚ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใšใฃใจไฝ“่ชฟใŒ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚ใ‘ใงใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ‚นใƒˆใƒฌใ‚นใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Š็–ฒใ‚Œใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใŠ่…นใ‚‚ๅฃŠใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ‚Šใ€‚ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใŒใ‚ใฃใŸไธญใงใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎ๏ฝžใ€ใพใ‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจไธ้‹ใชใƒŸใ‚นใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใชใจใฏๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎๆœ€ๅพŒใพใงใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซๅฏ„ใ‚Šๆทปใฃใฆใ€ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใจใฏ้•ใฃใฆใ€ใปใ‚“ใจใซใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎๆ›ฒใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใใ—ใฆใ€ใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใฎ้ผ“ๅ‹•ใ ใจใ‹ๅ‘ผๅธใ ใจใ‹ใ€็ฅˆใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใชใŒใ‚‰ๆป‘ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใŸใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๆบ€่ถณใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใงใ€ใชใ‚“ใ ใฃใ‘ใ€‚ๆฅใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใ€ใ ใฃใ‘ใ€‚ๆฅๅญฃใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใฏใ€ใˆใƒผใจใ€ๆฅๅญฃใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใจใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฏไปŠใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ€4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใŒๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ“ใจใฏใ™ใ”ใๆฎ‹ๅฟตใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ‚’็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใใŸใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€่ฆ‹ใˆใฆใใŸๆ›ฒใจใฎใคใชใŒใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใพใŸใฏใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใจใฎ้•ใ„ใจใ‹ใ€ไป–ใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใธใฎไฝ“ใฎไฝฟใ„ๆ–นใฎ่€ƒใˆๆ–นใจใ‹ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใŒ่ฆ‹ใคใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸไปŠใฎ็Ÿฅ่ญ˜ใ€็ตŒ้จ“ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’็ต้›†ใ•ใ›ใฆใ€ๆฅๅญฃ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠ็›ฎๆŒ‡ใ—ใฆใ€ใใ—ใฆ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใŒๆƒใฃใŸๅฎŒๆˆใ•ใ‚ŒใŸๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’็›ฎๆŒ‡ใ—ใฆใ€้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•This was your last skate of the season. What are your feelings about that and also towards next season?

Of course, I really wanted to skate a Free Skate like the one I did at the start of the season.* But unlike before the Japanese National Championships, I went into this one like I did at the World Championships without doing much practice for competition. This time also, after the World Championships, I wasnโ€™t always in a good condition. Well, there was stress and exhaustion and my stomach was also upset. In the midst of various things and ah, well, there was also a mistake caused by bad luck there I think… But I was able to stay with the program until the very end and unlike the World Championships, I really was feeling the music in this program, and feeling everyoneโ€™s heartbeats, breaths and prayers, so in a sense Iโ€™m satisfied. And then…what was it. Regarding next season? Looking at next season, well, in a sense I think it was a huge shame that I wasnโ€™t able to put in the 4A this season. But itโ€™s because I have been practising my 4A that I was able to discover things like a connection with the music that you saw, the difference between the 4A and 3A, and the ways to think about how to use my body for other jumps. So Iโ€™d like to gather my current knowledge, experience and various things and aim for the 4A next season and work hard towards the perfect performance that incorporates the 4A. 

*Referring to his Japanese Nationals 2020 performance.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅคงไผšใฎๅŽ็ฉซใจ่ชฒ้กŒใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ็ฉดใซใฏใพใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ™ใ‚‹ใŸใ‚ใซใฏใ€ไป–ใฎใจใ“ใ‚ใง่ทณในใฃใฆใ„ใ†่ฉฑใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ไปŠใพใงใใ‚Œใ‚‚ไฝ•ๅ›žใ‹ใ‚„ใฃใฆใใฆใ€็ตๆžœใƒ€ใƒกใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใผใใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒไฟกใ˜ใ‚‹้“ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใใ‚Œใปใฉใพใงใซ็ฒพๅฏ†ใซใงใใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใ€ใŸใถใ‚“่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅผทใฟใ ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚9ๅ‰ฒ่ทณในใ‚‹ใจใ‹ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€100๏ผ…่ทณในใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซใ‚ณใƒณใƒˆใƒญใƒผใƒซใงใใ‚‹ใฎใŒ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅผทใฟใ ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒGOEใ€ใ“ใ“ใพใงๅฑŠใใใ‚Œใ„ใชใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซใ€ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใฎใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซใคใชใŒใ‚‹ใจๅƒ•ใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใจใ€ใˆ๏ฝžใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅผทใฟใ‚’็ฃจใ„ใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใฎๅŽ็ฉซใจใ—ใฆใฏใ€่ชฒ้กŒใฏใ„ใฃใฑใ„ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซไน…ใ—ใถใ‚Šใซใใ‚Œใ„ใซ้™ใ‚Šใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸ๏ฝžใฃใฆใจใ“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ๆญฃ็›ดใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚‚ๅฎŒ็’งใงใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚‚ใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅค–ใ‚Œใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซๅฏ„ใ‚Šๆทปใฃใฆใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ€ไน…ใ—ใถใ‚Šใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ ใจๆ€ใˆใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ€ใ‚นใƒ‘ใƒณใจใ—ใŸใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใŒ่ทณในใŸใ‚“ใงใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฎใ“ใจใฏใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฎใ“ใจใงใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใ‚‚่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใ—ใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ไน…ใ—ใถใ‚Šใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŒ่ทณในใŸใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงไปŠใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€

โ€•What did you gain from this competition and what will you work on?

Y: Um, well, to make sure I donโ€™t get caught in a hole [in the ice] that I made myself, itโ€™s a matter of jumping in a different spot. But, so far Iโ€™ve tried that many times too, and it didnโ€™t work. I think ultimately my strength is being able to be extremely precise in following what I believe. Like, instead of being able to jump (something) 90% of the time, I can control it so I can jump it 100% of the time. I think that connects to having clean jumps and (high) GOE, like yesterdayโ€™s (quad) Salchow [in the short program]. So, I think I want to diligently hone in on this strength. As for what I gained this time, thereโ€™s a lot I need to work on, but, maybe itโ€™s that I landed a [triple] Axel nicely for the first time in a while. To be honest, there were a lot of things, like the (quad) Loop wasnโ€™t perfect either, and the (quad) Toe Loop and combination were a little off as well, but above all, I was able to get into put my heart and soul into this program, and the last [triple] Axel was exhilarating, and for the first time in a while, it was something that felt like one of my usual Axels. The short (program) was what it was and the (quad) Salchow there was good too. I think now I have the feeling that somehow for the first time in a while I was able to jump like myself. Thank you very much.

[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu Post-SP Interview, World Team Trophy – 210415

Photo by Sponichi

All articles originally published 15 April 2021

Part 1ย |ย Part 2

Translation:ย @axelsandwichย & @shinjistarxxย 
Proofreading: @yuzueco

็”ทๅญSPใงไปŠๅญฃ่‡ชๅทฑใƒ™ใ‚นใƒˆใฎ107ใƒป12็‚นใ‚’ใƒžใƒผใ‚ฏใ—ใ€2ไฝใ ใฃใŸ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใฏๆผ”ๆŠ€ๅพŒใ€ใ‚ชใƒณใƒฉใ‚คใƒณใงๅ–ๆใซๅฟœใ˜ใŸใ€‚

Yuzuru Hanyu, attending his first WTT after sitting out of the last competition, secured second place with a seasonโ€™s best of 107.12, and afterwards participated in an online interview.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅฟœๆดๅธญใซVใ‚ตใ‚คใƒณใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใฎใ‚ขใƒŠใ‚ฆใƒณใ‚นใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใ‚ใพใ‚Š่žใๆฐ—ใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใˆ๏ฝžใ€ๅฎ‡้‡Ž้ธๆ‰‹ใฎ็‚นๆ•ฐใŒใ‚ใพใ‚Š่‰ฏใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚‚่žใ“ใˆใฆใฆใ€‚็ทŠๅผตใ—ใพใ—ใŸใŒใ€ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใ€ๅฝผใฏใƒŸใ‚นใฃใกใ‚ƒใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ๅฝผใฎๅŠ›ใจใ‹้ญ‚ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ๅ–ใ‚ŠใชใŒใ‚‰้ ‘ๅผตใ‚ŒใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•You did a peace sign to the supporting teammate area [after your performance]

Yuzuru: Um, well, the announcements are all happening in Japanese, so internally I wasnโ€™t going to listen to them. Ah, but I ended up hearing that [teammate Shoma] Unoโ€™s score wasnโ€™t that good. I was nervous, and although he made some mistakes, I think that I was able to feel some sort of spirit or power from him which let me do my best.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ„ใคใ‚‚ใจใฏ้•ใ†SPใฎๅ…ฅใ‚Šใ ใฃใŸใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚ใพใ‚Šๆฐ—ใซใ—ใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚‚ๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒไธ€็•ช่ฒข็Œฎใงใใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใจๅ…ฅใ‚Š่พผใ‚“ใงใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใƒšใƒผใ‚นใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ไปŠๆ—ฅใฏใปใ‚“ใจใซๆœ€ๅพŒใฎๆœ€ๅพŒใพใงใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๅฎ‡้‡Ž้ธๆ‰‹ใจใจใ‚‚ใซๅŠ›ใ‚’ๅ€Ÿใ‚Šใฆๆป‘ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใชใจใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•Was it a different start to the SP than usual?

Y: I was trying not to worry about it too much. I think that what I can do to contribute the most right now is to properly get into my performance and do it at my own pace. However, today, until the very end, I think I was able to skate by kind of borrowing some energy from alongside [Shoma] Uno.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•้ †ไฝใ‚‚็ขบๅฎšใ—ใŸใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจ๏ฝžใ€ใพใ‚ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฏใ‚„ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚„ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚“ใพใ‚Š้ †ไฝใจใ‹ๆฐ—ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใพใšใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ“ใจใจใ—ใฆใ€ใใฎใ€ใƒใƒผใƒ ็ซถๆŠ€ใชใ—ใจใ—ใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ“ใจใจใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๅ‰ๅŠใฎใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใจใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ‚’ๅˆใ‚ใฆใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใง่ฉฆๅˆใงใใ‚Œใ„ใซๆฑบใ‚ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใŸใฎใงใ€ๆˆ้•ทใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใˆใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•You also secured 2nd place [after the SP]

Y: Hmm~ Well, I think I did what I could. Iโ€™m not paying too much mind to the placements. But um, as for myself, not regarding the team competition aspect, it was the first time I was able to land a nice (quad) Salchow and (quad) toe loop [4T3T combination] jump in the first half of this program in competition, so I feel like Iโ€™ve made progress.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆ๏ฝžใ€ใˆใฃใจใ€‚ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใงใฎๆ‚”ใ—ใ•ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใฏๅฐ‘ใชใ‹ใ‚‰ใšใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ใƒชใƒ™ใƒณใ‚ธใ—ใŸใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚‚ๅฐ‘ใชใ‹ใ‚‰ใšใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€‚ใใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚‚่ชใ‚ใฆใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใƒ—ใƒฉใ‚นใ‚ขใƒซใƒ•ใ‚กใ€ใใ‚‡ใ†ใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๆˆ้•ทใ—ใŸใชใจๆ€ใˆใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Š่‡ชๅˆ†ใซ้›†ไธญใ—ใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•What are your thoughts heading into the free program?

Y: Ummโ€ฆ well, I do have a considerable amount of what you could call feelings of frustration or the desire to redeem myself from the World Championships. I want to acknowledge those feelings and then on top of that, would like to concentrate properly on delivering a performance like I did today where I can really feel that Iโ€™ve grown.

Photo by Sponichi

Part 2

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไธ–ใฎๅ‰ใซๅœฐ้œ‡ใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ๅฝฑ้Ÿฟใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€‚ใ†๏ฝžใ‚“ใ€‚ใพใš3ๆœˆใฎๅœฐ้œ‡ใ‚‚ใใ†ใงใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€2ๆœˆใฏใ‚‚ใฃใจ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไฝใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใฏใ‚‚ใฃใจๆบใ‚Œใฆใ€‚ๆฃšใฎ็‰ฉใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šๆฃš่‡ชไฝ“ใฏใ™ใ”ใใšใ‚ŒใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใพใ‚้ฃŸๅ™จใŒๅฃŠใ‚ŒใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใช่ขซๅฎณใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ๅนธใ„ใซใ‚‚ใ‚ฑใ‚ฌใจใ‹ใ€ใพใŸ็ช“ใ‚ฌใƒฉใ‚นใŒ็ ดๆใ—ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ๅปบ็‰ฉ่‡ชไฝ“ใ€ใพใ‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ€ใƒ’ใƒ“ใจใ‹ๅ…ฅใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅฎถ่‡ชไฝ“ใฏใ€ใˆ๏ฝžใ€ใ™ใ”ใๅคงใใชๆฑๆ—ฅๆœฌๅคง้œ‡็ฝใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ“ใจใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏไป™ๅฐใฎๆ–นใฏใƒ’ใƒ“ๅ‰ฒใ‚Œใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€3ใƒป11ใฎๆ™‚ใซ่ขซๅฎณใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ใฆใ„ใŸๅฃใŒใพใŸๅดฉใ‚Œใฆใ„ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใ„ใŸใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใซ3ใƒป11ใฎๆ™‚ใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชๅ‚ท่ทกใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใˆ๏ฝžใ€ใพใ‚ๅนธใ„ใซใ‚‚ๆฐท่‡ชไฝ“ใŒๅฃŠใ‚ŒใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ๅ†ทๅดๅ™จใŒๅฃŠใ‚ŒใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€‚ใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏไป™ๅฐใ•ใ‚“ใฎ็‰นๅˆฅใช้…ๆ…ฎใ‚’ใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใฆใ€ใชใ‚“ใจใ‹ใ€ใ™ใใซใงใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€1ๆ—ฅใฏใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใฎๆฌกใฎๆ—ฅใ‹ใ‚‰็‰นๅˆฅใซ่ฃœไฟฎๅทฅไบ‹ใ‚’ใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ใงใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€ๅฐ‘ใ—ใ ใ‘ๆป‘ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใ“ใจใŒใงใใพใ—ใŸใ€

โ€•There was an earthquake not too long ago [in Sendai], how did it affect you?

Y: Hm. Firstly there was the earthquake that happened in March, but the earthquake in February affected where I was living more. The things on our shelves and the shelves themselves were shaking really badly and well, tableware broke and there was damage like that around the house. But, fortunately, there werenโ€™t injuries or damaged windows, or damage to the building itself โ€•though I suppose there may have been some cracksโ€• and there wasnโ€™t anything as severe as the 3/11 disaster. But Ice Rink Sendai did experience cracks [in the building] and the wall that had been damaged in the 3/11 disaster collapsed once again. There was damage everywhere, just like from 3/11. Fortunately the ice wasnโ€™t broken, nor was the cooling system. Thanks to the special efforts and consideration of Ice Rink Sendai โ€•though it wasnโ€™t immediately as they couldnโ€™t do it in a day and it was while repairs were going onโ€• I was able to skate just a little from the following day onwards.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใงไฝ•ใ‹ๆฎ‹ใ™ใ“ใจใŒใงใใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใŸใใฃใ‹ใ‘ใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€ไธ€็•ชๅคงใใ‹ใฃใŸใ“ใจใฏใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚นใƒใƒณใ‚ตใƒผใ•ใ‚“ใงใ‚ใ‚‹ANAใ•ใ‚“ใฎใƒ•ใƒฉใ‚คใƒˆใซใ€ใˆใฃใจใ€ใ‚นใ‚ฆใ‚งใƒผใƒ‡ใƒณใ‹ใ‚‰ๆ—ฅๆœฌใซๅธฐใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซใปใ‚“ใจใซ่ชฐใ‚‚ไน—ใฃใฆใ„ใชใใฆใ€‚็ฉบๆธฏใซ่กŒใฃใฆใ‚‚ใปใ‚“ใจ็œŸใฃๆš—ใงใ€‚ๆตทๅค–ใฎไบบใซใฏใ‚ดใƒผใ‚นใƒˆใ‚ฟใ‚ฆใƒณใจ่จ€ใ‚ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ˆใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎ็ฉบๆธฏใฎ็Šถๆณใ‚’่ฆ‹ใŸใ‚Šใ€‚ๆœฌๆฅใฏใ‚ฒใƒผใƒˆใงใ‚ใฃใŸใฏใšใฎไน—ใ‚Šๅฃใ ใฃใŸใฏใšใฎใจใ“ใ‚ใŒใ€ใˆ๏ฝžใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹็—…้™ขใฎๅ—ไป˜ใฟใŸใใชใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸ็Šถๆณใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ€ใปใ‚“ใจใซ่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใฏ่‡ช็ฒ›ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใ™ใ”ใๅคงๅˆ‡ใ ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๆ„ŸๆŸ“ใ‚’ๅบƒใ’ใชใ„ใ“ใจใจใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใใฎๆ„ŸๆŸ“ใ‚’ๅบƒใ’ใ‚‹ไบบใฎ็งปๅ‹•ใฎใใฃใ‹ใ‘ใซใชใฃใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ™ใ”ใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชใฏๆฃ„ๆจฉใ—ใŸใฎใงใ™ใŒใ€ไปŠใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚‚ๆŒใกใคใคใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†่ทใฎๆ™ฎ้€šใฎใ‚ใ‚Šๆ–นใŒใชใใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€…ใ€ใพใŸใฏใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†็Šถๆณใฎไธญใง่‹ฆใ—ใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€…ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๅคงไผšใ‚’้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ—ใฆใใ‚ŒใŸใ‚Šใ€้‹ๅ–ถใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใ‚Šใ€ใพใŸใฏใ“ใ“ใซๆฅใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใƒ†ใƒฌใƒ“ใฎๆ–นใ€…ใ€่จ˜่€…ใฎๆ–นใ€…ๅซใ‚ใ€ใปใ‚“ใจใซๅคงๅค‰ใชใ“ใจใ‚’็—›ๆ„Ÿใ—ใŸใฎใงใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏใ€ใใฎใŠไป•ไบ‹ใจใ„ใ†ๅ ดใซๅƒ•ใŒ่บซใ‚’ๅฏ„ใ›ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆใ€ไฝ•ใ‹ใ—ใ‚‰ใฎใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใ€ๅŠ›ใซใชใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใจใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ€็ฉบๆธฏใงๆกˆๅ†…ใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸใ€ใŠไธ–่ฉฑใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸANAใฎๆ–นใŒใ€ŒใŠใ‚ใงใจใ†ใจใฏ่จ€ใˆใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ€ใจใฏ่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ€Œใปใ‚“ใจใซๅ‹‡ๆฐ—ใ‚’ใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€ใจใ€Œๅƒ•ใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใงๅŠ›ใŒใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใˆใพใ—ใŸใ€ใจใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’ใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸใฎใงใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใพใ ่ค‡้›‘ใชๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ไธกๆ–นใจใ‚‚ๆŒใฃใŸไธŠใงๅ‡บใฆใ‚‚ใ„ใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆไปŠๅ›žใฏๆฑบๆ„ใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใพใŸใ‚ˆใ‚ใ—ใใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•What was the motivation for making you think that you could leave behind something with your programs this time?

Y: Um, the most impactful thing for me was that when I was returning to Japan from Sweden on my sponsored ANA flight, there was really no one on board. The airport was also completely dark. I saw this state of the airport, and itโ€™s what people overseas would be calling a โ€œghost town.โ€ What was supposed to be a boarding gate had been turned into something like a… hospital reception area. When I saw these circumstances, I thought that it was really important for me to refrain from spreading the virus myself. I also strongly felt that I must not become a reason for others moving [travelling] and possibly spreading the virus, [and because of that] I sat out the Grand Prix series [last fall]. Of course I still hold those feelings, but I am also fully aware that there are those who have lost their usual means of work, those who are suffering during these circumstances, and of course, how difficult it is for those involved to organize and run a competition like this, which includes TV staff and reporters who came here. I thought that by bringing myself to this venue that [people depend on for] work, I could um, maybe help in someway. Also, the ANA staff who guided me at the airport and took care of me, I had said they couldnโ€™t say congratulations to me, but rather they said things like โ€œI really received courage [from you],โ€ and that they felt empowered from my performances. Although of course I still have complicated feelings, it was based upon weighing these [conflicting stances] that I made my decision to appear [at WTT]. Thank you very much. I look forward to speaking again tomorrow.

[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu, interview with Matsuoka Shuzo – 210413

Translation & proofreading:ย @axelsandwich, @yuzuecoย & @shinjistarxx
Japanese Transcript:ย @aoyuzu205 & @moonright_yuzu
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[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu’s Pre-World Team Trophy Media – 210414

Photo by Sponichi

All articles originally published 14 April 2021

Part 1 | Part 2

Translation & proofreading:ย @yuzueco, @axelsandwich & @shinjistarxxย 

ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎไธ–็•Œๅ›ฝๅˆฅๅฏพๆŠ—ๆˆฆใฎ้–‹ๅน•ใ‚’15ๆ—ฅใซๆŽงใˆใ€17ๅนดๅคงไผšไปฅๆฅ2ๅคงไผšใถใ‚Šใซๅ‡บๅ ดใ™ใ‚‹็”ทๅญใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใŒ14ๆ—ฅใ€ๅ…ฌๅผ็ทด็ฟ’ใง่ชฟๆ•ดใ—ใ€ใ‚ชใƒณใƒฉใ‚คใƒณใงๅ–ๆใซๅฟœใ˜ใŸใ€‚

Figure skating World Team Trophy (2021) will begin on April 15th, and Menโ€™s skater Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA) finished his first official practice on the 14th, and then answered online interview questions.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅˆ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆใฎๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใƒผใจโ€ฆใ€‚ใˆใƒผใ€14ๆ—ฅ้–“ใฎ้š”้›ขใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆใ€ใกใ‚‡ใ†ใฉไปŠๆ—ฅใ‚„ใฃใจ้š”้›ขใŒ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใŸ็Šถๆ…‹ใชใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ใจใ—ใฆใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใจ้š”้›ขๆœŸ้–“ใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใŸไธŠใงๆฅใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใชใฎใงใ€ไปŠๆ—ฅใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซ็€ใ„ใŸใฐใ‹ใ‚Šใงใพใ‚่‹ฅๅนฒใ€่ถณใŒใƒ•ใƒฏใƒ•ใƒฏใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใŒใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใ„ใ„่ชฟๆ•ดใŒใงใใŸใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•How do you feel after ending your first practice today?

Yuzuru: Hmm, umโ€ฆ my 14-day quarantine period ended, since it finally just ended today, so, well, I came here upon properly carrying out my responsibility to finish the isolation period. So because of that, I really just arrived here today, so I think to a certain extent thereโ€™s some parts where my legs are a little unsteady, but, taking that into account, I think I was able to adjust well [in todayโ€™s practice].

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅ›ฝๅˆฅใฏใฉใ‚“ใชไฝ็ฝฎใฅใ‘ใงใ€ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†ๅคงไผšใซใ—ใŸใ„ใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใƒผใจใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใ“ใฎๅคง้˜ชใจใ„ใ†ๅœฐใŒไปŠใ€ๅคงๅค‰ใชใ“ใจใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใฏๅƒ•ใ‚‚้‡ใ€…ใ‚ใ‹ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ€ไธ–็•Œไธญใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌใ‚‚ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใตใ‚‹ใ•ใจใงใ‚ใ‚‹ๅฎฎๅŸŽใ€ไป™ๅฐใ‚‚ๅคงๅค‰ใชใ“ใจใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚‚ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚ŠใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€่ค‡้›‘ใชๆ€ใ„ใงใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ไปŠใ“ใ“ใซใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใฏใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Š่ฉฆๅˆใ‚’่พž้€€ใ—ใŸใ‚Šใ€ใพใŸใฏ่ฉฆๅˆใซๅ‡บใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ๆฑบๆ–ญใ‚’ใ—ใŸใ‚Šใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใช็ตŒ้จ“ใ‚’่ธใพใˆใŸไธŠใงใ€ไปŠใ€ๅƒ•ใŒใงใใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ“ใ“ใซ็ซ‹ใฃใฆใ€ใ“ใ“ใซๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ๆฎ‹ใ—ใฆใ„ใฃใฆใ€่ชฐใ‹ใฎใ€่ชฐใ‹ใฎไฝ•ใ‹ใ—ใ‚‰ใฎๅธŒๆœ›ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ไฝ•ใ‹ๅฟƒใŒๅ‹•ใ็žฌ้–“ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ1็ง’ใงใ‚‚ใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ€‚1็ง’ใซๆบ€ใŸใชใ„็žฌ้–“ใงใ‚‚ใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‹ใ—ใ‚‰่ชฐใ‹ใฎไธญใซๆฎ‹ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใ€ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใ™ในใใ ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ“ใ“ใซใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๅ‡„ใโ€ฆไฝ•ใ‹้›ฃใ—ใ„ๅ•้กŒใง่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’ใ†ใพใๅ‡บใ™ใฎใŒๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅคงๅค‰ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ๅคงๅค‰ใช็Šถๆณใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š้œ‡็ฝใฎๆ™‚ใจๅŒใ˜ใงใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใใ‚Œใžใ‚Œ้•ใ†ใ‚“ใ ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚’ๅ‡„ใไปŠใ€็—›ๆ„Ÿใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŠไป•ไบ‹ใฎๆ–นใงๅคงๅค‰ใ ใจๆ€ใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€ใใ—ใฆใ€ๅŒป็™‚ๅพ“ไบ‹่€…ใฎๆ–นใฏๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๆ™ฎ้€šไปฅไธŠใฎ็–ฒๅŠดใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€็ฒพ็ฅž็š„ใช่‹ฆ็—›ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ใชใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚

ๅƒ•ใ‚‰ใฟใŸใ„ใซใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Š่‡ช็ฒ›ใ—ใฆใ‚‚ๅนณๆฐ—ใ ใจใ„ใ†ไบบใ‚‚ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚่‡ช็ฒ›ใ—ใฆ็–ฒใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ‚‚ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ‚ทใƒใƒฅใ‚จใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๅƒ•ใฏๆผ”ๆŠ€ใงไฝ•ใ‹ใ‚’ๆฎ‹ใ™ใ“ใจใŒ็ตถๅฏพใงใใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ๆฎ‹ใ—ใŸใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‹ใ—ใ‚‰ใฎๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’ใ€ใ“ใฎๅ›ฝๅˆฅๅฏพๆŠ—ๆˆฆใจใ„ใ†ๅ ดๆ‰€ใ‚’ใŠๅ€Ÿใ‚Šใ—ใฆใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ‚’้€šใ—ใฆๆฎ‹ใ—ใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•What kind of meaning does the World Team Trophy [this year] have for you, and what kind of competition do you want to make of it?

Y: Hmm. Of course, I am gravely aware that the Osaka area is currently in a bad situation [regarding COVID]. And, I understand that the whole world, including Japan, and my hometown Miyagi, Sendai too, are all in a difficult state as well, so I am here right now with conflicting feelings. That is, the decision of whether I should withdraw from the competition, or should participate, and upon taking into account various opinions, what I can do right now is to stand here, and to leave behind a performance, that can be some sort of hope for someone, or move their heart in some sort of way, really, even if itโ€™s just for one second. It doesnโ€™t even have to be a [whole] second. I think Iโ€™m here to put out a performance that can remain with people in some sort of way. Itโ€™sโ€ฆ really hard to respond to a difficult problem like this in words. However, the difficult circumstances are ultimately the same as during the 3.11 disaster, in that I am painfully aware that for everyone itโ€™s different. There are people who are [facing] difficulties related to work, and I think also there are medical staff who are (experiencing) extraordinary fatigue, even suffering mentally, and various other things. There are those like us who are fine and able to diligently practice self-restraint but on the other hand, there are also many people who are tired of living under such restrictions.There are really a lot of different situations. But, I think I can definitely leave something behind through my performance [in these circumstances], or rather, I want to do so. I want to take the opportunity of being at this World Team Trophy to leave some sort of meaning through my programs.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•2ๅคงไผšใถใ‚Šใซใƒใƒผใƒ ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒ‘ใƒณใจใ—ใฆๆˆฆใ†ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใšใฏๆœ€ๅคง้™ใ€ใƒใƒผใƒ ใซ่ฒข็Œฎใ™ใ‚‹ใŸใ‚ใซใ‚‚ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใจๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซ้›†ไธญใ—ใฆใ€ๆ™ฎ้€šใฎ่ฉฆๅˆไปฅไธŠใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚’ๅพ‹ใ—ใฆใ€ใ„ใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใ—ใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใพใŸใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ๅ‡„ใใ“ใฎไธ–ใฎไธญใงใ‚‚ไฝ•ใ‹ๆฅฝใ—ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚ไฝ•ใ‹ๅฟƒใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚ใไธŠใŒใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆๆป‘ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•Itโ€™s been two World Team Trophy competitions since you last represented team Japan [at WTT 2017]

Y: First of all, I want to properly focus on my performance so as to contribute to the team as much as I can, and I want to control myself even more so than for a normal competition and put out a good performance. Also, regarding the short [program], I think it’s a program that can be enjoyed in some way, even in the current [state of] the world. Even if it’s just a little bit, I want to skate it with the hope that there’s something that can lift our spirits.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฏใฉใ†ใ™ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใ“ใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใ‚ธใƒฅใƒผใƒซใงใ•ใ™ใŒใซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใซๆŒ‘ใ‚€ใฎใฏ็„ก็†ใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใซ่ฉฆๅˆใจใ—ใฆใ€ๅ…ˆใปใฉใ‚‚่จ€ใฃใŸใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€ๆ™ฎ้€šใฎ่ฉฆๅˆไปฅไธŠใซใ„ใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใ—ใชใใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใจใ„ใ†ๆ„ๆฐ—่พผใฟใ‚’ๅผทใๆŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ๅƒ•ใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกๅ„ชๅ…ˆใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ€ใฟใ‚“ใชใฎๅŠ›ใซใชใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจใพใšใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•What will you do about the quad Axel?

Y: Well, I feel that in the first place, with this schedule [in the past few weeks], as expected it might be impossible to try challenging the [quad] Axel. As for the actual competition, as I said before, I am very eager to put out a good performance, even more so than for a normal [non-team] competition. So, rather than prioritizing my own feelings, I first and foremost want to do a performance that will be of help to everyone else [on the team]. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•่‘›่—คใ‚’ๆŒใกใชใŒใ‚‰ๅ‡บๅ ดใ—ใŸไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸใ‚‚ใฎใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆ๏ฝžใ€ๅธฐใ‚Šใซใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๅ‡„ใ็ฉบๆธฏใŒใ‚ฌใƒฉใƒณใจใ—ใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใซใใ“ใงๆคœๆŸปใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ใŸใ‚Šใ€ๅ…ฅๅ›ฝใฎใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๆ‰‹็ถšใใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‚Šใ€‚ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆœ€ไธญใซใ€ไฝ•ใ‹ใ€็ตๆžœใซใคใ„ใฆใ€ŽใŠใ‚ใงใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€ใจใฏ่จ€ใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใˆใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใฉใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€Žๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆๅ‹‡ๆฐ—ใ‚’ใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€ใจใ‹ใ€ใ€Žใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰้ ‘ๅผตใ‚Œใพใ™ใ€ใจใ‹ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸๅฃฐใ‚’ใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸใ“ใจใŒใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Š่‡ชๅˆ†ใธใฎใ”่ค’็พŽใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ๅ ฑ้…ฌใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸๆผ”ๆŠ€ใŒใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅƒ•ใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใฏๆฏŽๅ›žๆฏŽๅ›žใ€ๅ…จ็„ถ้•ใฃใŸๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’่พผใ‚ใฆใ€ใพใŸ้•ใฃใŸๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚ไฝ•ใ‹ใ€ใพใŸไปŠๅ›žใฏไปŠๅ›žใชใ‚‰ใงใฏใฎใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๆป‘ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

โ€•What did you feel after finishing World Championships [last month], as you had a lot of conflict within you when participating?

Y: Hmm, well on the way home, the airport was really empty. I actually received a [health] inspection there, and had to do the various procedures for entering the country. While I was doing those things, I didn’t really get told “Congratulations,” about my results [at World Championships], but, rather, I was told things like “I received courage from watching your performance,” and also “I can do my best [too],” and the fact I received those words are, for me, more than anything, the prize, or reward [this time]. Somehow, in doing those kinds of performances, it really holds a totally different meaning for me each and every time, and so I skate with different feelings too. So, even if it’s only a little bit, I want to skate my performance this time as its own unique thing.

Photo by Sponichi

PART 2

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚ดใƒซใƒ•ใฎๆพๅฑฑ้ธๆ‰‹ใŒๅ„ชๅ‹ใ—ใŸใ€ๅฟซๆŒ™ใ‹ใ‚‰ใฎๅˆบๆฟ€ใฏใ‚ใฃใŸใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€ŒๅฎŸใฏใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ็”Ÿใง่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ๆœๆ—ฉใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ็”Ÿใง่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎๅˆถ่ฆ‡ใ—ใŸใจใ“ใ‚ใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใกใจใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€9ใƒ›ใƒผใƒซใใ‚‰ใ„ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ๆฏŽๆ—ฅ่ฆ‹ใ•ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใฆๅฟœๆดใ•ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใปใ‚“ใจใซๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ€ไป™ๅฐใฎๆ–นใง่กจๅฝฐใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใ‚Šใ€ๅฎฎๅŸŽใง่กจๅฝฐใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใ‚Šใ™ใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซใŠไผšใ„ใ—ใŸใ“ใจใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€‚็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใจใ—ใฆใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใปใ‚“ใจใซไป™ๅฐๅธ‚ๆฐ‘ใจใ—ใฆๅฎฎๅŸŽ็œŒๆฐ‘ใจใ—ใฆๅ‡„ใๅ‡„ใ่ช‡ใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚ดใƒซใƒ•็•Œใงๆ—ฅๆœฌไบบใงใƒžใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใ‚บใ‚’ๅˆถ่ฆ‡ใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใฉใ‚Œใ ใ‘ๅคงๅค‰ใ‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ™ใ”ใใ™ใ”ใๅˆ†ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใŠใ‚ใงใจใ†ใจใ‹ใ€ใ™ใ”ใ„ใงใ™ใญใจใ‹ใใ†ใ„ใ†่จ€่‘‰ใงใฏใชใใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆ—ฅๆœฌใ‚ดใƒซใƒ•็•Œใซใปใ‚“ใจใซๆพๅฑฑ่‹ฑๆจนใ•ใ‚“ใจใ„ใ†ๆ–นใŒใ„ใŸใจใ„ใ†่จผใ‚’ๆฎ‹ใ—ใŸใ‚“ใ ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Following the victory of golfer Hideki Matsuyama, did you draw any motivation from his brilliant feat?*

Y: To tell you the truth I actually watched a bit of it live. It was very early in the morning but I watched a little of the live broadcast. I wasnโ€™t able to quite catch the final moment he prevailed but for about 9 holes**, I watched and cheered him on every day. Actually, as someone from Sendai, Iโ€™ve met him before when we were being acknowledged as representatives of Sendai and of Miyagi. Not as Yuzuru Hanyu but as a fellow Sendai resident and Miyagi local, Iโ€™m really, really proud. I really, really understand how difficult of a feat it must be to conquer the Masters as a Japanese person in the golfing world. More than words like โ€˜congratulationsโ€™ or โ€˜thatโ€™s amazing,โ€™ I feel like he has truly made his mark as โ€œHideki Matsuyamaโ€ in the Japanese golfing world. 

*Hideki Matsuyama recently became the first-ever Japanese professional golfer to win a men’s major golf championship โ€“ the 2021 Masters Tournament

**The Masters tournament happens over 4 days with 18 holes played per day, so Yuzu watched about half the competition (not 100% clear if he did so every day of the tournament or only on the last day). Despite struggling on the last day, Matsuyama held onto his lead to prevail.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็ซถๆณณใฎๆฑ ๆฑŸ้ธๆ‰‹ใ‚‚ๅพฉๆดปใ—ใŸใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œๅƒ•ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใฏๆฏ”ในใ‚‚ใฎใซใชใ‚‰ใชใ„ใใ‚‰ใ„่‹ฆใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ไป–ใฎ้ธๆ‰‹ใŸใกใ‚‚ๅŠชๅŠ›ใ‚’ใ—ใฆใใฆใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ๅ ฑใ‚ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไบบใ‚‚ใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ๅƒ•ใฏๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใฎๆ™‚ใซ็ตๆง‹้‡ใ„ๆปๆŒซใ—ใฆใ„ใฆ็ทด็ฟ’ใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸๆœŸ้–“ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๆฑ ๆฑŸ้ธๆ‰‹ใฎใ€ŽๅŠชๅŠ›ใฏๅ ฑใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใชใ€ใจใ„ใ†่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’่žใ„ใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚„ใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ—ใฆใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใ ใ‘ใŒๅŠชๅŠ›ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‚“ใ ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ”นใ‚ใฆๆ„Ÿใ˜ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๆฑ ๆฑŸ้ธๆ‰‹ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸ่‹ฆ็—›ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ๆ‚ฒใ—ใฟใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๅ–ชๅคฑๆ„Ÿใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸๆ—ฅใ€…ใฏ็ตถๅฏพใซๅŠชๅŠ›ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใซใคใชใŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใœใฒ่‡ชไฟกใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใซๆŒ‘ใ‚“ใงๆฌฒใ—ใ„ใชใ€ใจใ€‚ใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏ็ตŒ้จ“ใ—ใŸ่บซใ‹ใ‚‰่จ€ใ‚ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ™ใ€‚ๅ‰ใใ†ใซใ™ใ„ใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€

The swimmer [Rikako] Ikee also made a competitive comeback

Y: I think someone like me really canโ€™t be compared to the difficulty she experienced*. Of course, there may also be people who think that other athletes also gave their all but weren’t rewarded. I had many periods during the Pyeongchang Olympic season where I couldnโ€™t practice due to the severe injury I had, but when I heard Ikee-senshuu say that โ€˜hard work and effort will be rewardedโ€™, I felt once again that hard work doesn’t only come from practice and training. It was precisely because of Ikeeโ€™s circumstances – the pain she experienced, the sadness and that sense of loss, that I think she fought with all her might to get through those days. I would like her to have faith in herself in her challenge at the Olympics. Please permit me to say that, as someone who has experienced the Olympics. Apologies for saying so in such a commanding way. 

*Rikako Ikee was diagnosed with leukemia in 2019 and has recently qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after receiving treatment. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•้š”้›ขๆœŸ้–“ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใฏใฉใ‚“ใช็Šถๆณใ ใฃใŸใฎใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€ใƒ›ใƒ†ใƒซใซใšใฃใจใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใƒ›ใƒ†ใƒซใ‹ใ‚‰ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใŸใ ๅพ€ๅพฉใ™ใ‚‹ๆฏŽๆ—ฅใงใ€‚ใใ‚Œใฏใ„ใคใ‚‚ใจๅค‰ใ‚ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใฎใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚ใฎ๏ฝžใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใจใ€่‡ชๅฎถ็”จ่ปŠใงใƒ›ใƒ†ใƒซใ‹ใ‚‰ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใซ่กŒใฃใฆใ€ใงใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใŒ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใพใŸ่‡ชๅฎถ็”จ่ปŠใงใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ‹ใ‚‰ใƒ›ใƒ†ใƒซใซใจใ„ใ†็”Ÿๆดปใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใˆใฃใจ๏ฝžใ€ๅๅˆ†ใช็ทด็ฟ’ใŒใงใใŸใ‹ใจ่จ€ใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚Œใฐใ€ใใ†ใงใฏใชใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒๆœฌ้Ÿณใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ใ•ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ๆŽช็ฝฎใ‚’ใจใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸใ“ใจใฏใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸ้…ๆ…ฎใฎไธŠใงๅƒ•ใฏไปŠใ€ๆป‘ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใจๅƒ•ใฎๅฝนๅ‰ฒใ‚’ใ“ใ“ใงๆžœใŸใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

What was the practice situation like during the quarantine period?

Y: Well, I was in the hotel the entire time. Basically I went back and forth between the hotel and rink every day. Though I suppose that isnโ€™t too different from what I usually do. Umโ€ฆ I basically lived by going via a private car from the hotel to the rink, and then after practice going via private car from the rink back to the hotel. Um. If you asked if that was sufficient practice, I would have to truthfully say it wasnโ€™t, but I am truly grateful they took the steps to be able to allow us to do practice in that way, and Iโ€™m skating right now because of the attention paid to those arrangements, so I would like to properly carry out my duty here. Thank you very much. 

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

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

Transcript: Yuzuru Hanyuโ€™s comments before World Team Trophy 2021

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

15ๆ—ฅ้–‹ๅน•ใฎใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไธ–็•Œๅ›ฝๅˆฅๅฏพๆŠ—ๆˆฆ๏ผˆไธธๅ–„ใ‚คใƒณใƒ†ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚ขใƒชใƒผใƒŠๅคง้˜ช๏ผ‰ใซๅ‡บๅ ดใ™ใ‚‹ๆ—ฅๆœฌไปฃ่กจ้ธๆ‰‹ใŒ5ๆ—ฅใ€ใ‚ณใƒกใƒณใƒˆใ‚’็™บ่กจใ—ใŸใ€‚2ๅคงไผšใถใ‚Š3ๅบฆ็›ฎใฎๅ‡บๅ ดใจใชใ‚‹็”ทๅญใง14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใฏใ€Œ่ชฐใ‹ใฎๅ…‰ใซใชใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€ใจๆ„ๆฐ—่พผใฟใ‚’็คบใ—ใ€ไปฅไธ‹ใฎใ‚ณใƒกใƒณใƒˆใ‚’็™บ่กจใ—ใŸใ€‚

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

ใ€€ใ€Œ่‰ฒใ‚“ใชใจใ“ใ‚ใธ่กŒใใŸใณใซไบบใŒใ„ใชใใฆๆœฌๅฝ“ใซไป•ไบ‹ใŒใชใ„ไบบใŸใกใ‚‚ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ„ใŸใ‚Šใ€่‹ฆใ—ใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‚‹็Šถๆณใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใชใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚’ๅผทใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎไธญใงใ‚‚ใ€ไผšใ†ไบบใ€ๅฃฐใ‚’ใ‹ใ‘ใฆใใ‚Œใ‚‹ไบบใŸใกใŒใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฏๅฎŒๅ…จใซ่‰ฏใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ ใฃใŸใจใฏ่จ€ใˆใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€Žๅ‹‡ๆฐ—ใ‚’ใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใˆใพใ—ใŸใ€ใจใ‹ใ€ŽๅธŒๆœ›ใฎๅ…‰ใ€ใงใ—ใŸใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’ใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€ๅƒ•ใฏใŸใจใˆ็ตๆžœใŒ่‰ฏใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ€่‰ฏใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ ใฃใŸใจ็ดๅพ—ใงใใ‚‹ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ€่ชฐใ‹ใฎใŸใ‚ใซใชใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใชใ€ใจใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŒใ—ใฆใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๅธธใซๅฟƒใฎไธญใซๆŒใกใชใŒใ‚‰ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ“ใฎ่จ€่‘‰ใซใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€

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

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