Sunday, 12 November 2017

YUZURU HANYU......Tumbles out of The NHK!


Above are a few gifs I made of Yuzuru from his recent promotion campaign
for Ghana Lotte Chocolate.

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It's good to see World and Olympic Skating Champion Yuzuru Hanyu back in
action once more. Sadly he took quite a bad fall at this weekend's NHK Grand Prix
practice session in Japan and was forced to pull out of the competition
altogether. Russia's Sergei Voronov went on to win the Grand Prix with
Adam Rippon coming in 2nd with a Silver Medal.

Yuzu recently competed in his first 2017/18 ISU Grand Prix event at The Rostelecom
Cup coming 2nd while losing out to winner Nathan Chen. So it's a little unclear to
me whether he will be allowed to compete in the ISU Grand Prix Finals in Japan
next month having only competed in one single Grand Prix event. Perhaps as he
won Silver in that first event, that may just qualify him for a place in the Finals.


The climax of this season's Skating calendar may well be The World Championships
in March in Italy, but all eyes will be on Yuzuru Hanyu at the up and coming
Winter Olympic Games in February 2018 to be held in Peongchang.


Above: Yuzu takes a tumble at The NHK Grand Prix
practice session.

Below: Yuzu leaves the Arena and doesn't return due to his injury.
Above is Japanese National Junior Champion Kazuki Tomono 
who made a very impressive Senior Grand Prix
debut. He managed to come 6th at the NHK event.
He also put on quite a show at the weekend's Gala event
where he boldly took on several jumps.
Kazuki could quite possibly be a Skating star of the future.


REMAINING FIXTURE DATES FOR THIS SEASON'S SKATING EVENTS

ISU INTERNATIONAUX DE FRANCE  -  GRENOBLE FRANCE  NOV 17-19
SKATE AMERICA  LAKE PLACID - NEW YORK  NOV 24th-26th
THE 2017 ISU GRAND PRIX FINALS - JAPAN  DEC 7th-10th DEC

THE 2018 FOUR CONTINENTS FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
TAIPEI - JAN 22nd-28th 2018.

THE 2018 OLYMPIC GAMES SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
FEB 12th-23rd  2018 - PEONGCHANG

THE 2018 WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
MILAN ITALY - MARCH 19th - 25th.


Below: Yuzu in a behind the scenes of that photo shoot for
Lotte Chocolate.  

4 comments:

  1. That boy is such a girl in those clips. But we still love him. Too bad about the injury. Too bad we'll never see him in a pair of speedos either. But that's what happens when you special in winter sports. I found a YouTube clip of Kazuki skating as well. Another handsome young man. - Ian

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    1. Ian, I suppose Yuzu can be girly at times. I've seen him camping it up a bit in several fan's videos.
      I think he gets like that when he's in high spirits.

      I shouldn't have been surprised to discover Kazuki. There's so many of them out there, and all influenced
      and inspired by their hero Yuzu.

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  2. Lol at Ian but he's just soo adorbs!

    I reckon he's wearing quite tight briefs under those baggy trousers because his bulge doesn't move when he does.

    Thanks for this Dee, let's hope our boy gets well soon.

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    1. Nik, He does seem to reserve his tightest fitting (black) outfit for when he's practicing.

      Mind you his new recent tight fitting (light blue/purple) pants/outfit leaves little to the
      imagination. Hopefully he'll make the Grand Prix Finals in a couple of weeks.

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