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Yuzuru Hanyu

18 Dec

Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater and was born December 7, 1994 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. In April 2012, Yuzuru Hanyu switched coaches to Brian Orser in Toronto, Canada. It was reported he would make frequent trips to Toronto and continue to attend high school in Sendai. After moving to Canada, Yuzuru Hanyu increased his on-ice training to 3-4 hours a day, up from 1-2 hours .

International Competition results for Yuzuru Hanyu in the 2012/2013 season

Finlandia Trophy 2012 Espoo 2012                                                                             1.

ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2012 Kent / Seattle WA     2012       2.

ISU GP NHK Trophy 2012 Myiagi 2012                                                                      1.

ISU Grand Prix Final 2012/13 Sochi 2012                                                                 2.

He is the 2012 World bronze medalist, the 2010 World Junior Champion, the 2011 Four Continents silver medalist, the 2009-10 Junior Grand Prix Final Champion, a two-time Japanese junior national champion, and the current world record holder for the short program.

Yuzuru Hanyu began his season at the Finlandia Trophy, winning the gold medal. He landed two quadruple jumps, a quad toe and a quad salchow, in his free skate; it was the first time he had a landed the latter jump in competition. Hanyu won the silver medal at his first Grand Prix event of the season, the Skate America. At his second event, the NHK Trophy, he scored 95.32 in the short program, a new world record, and went on to win the gold medal in his hometown. Hanyu qualified for the Grand Prix Final in Sochi.

Yuzuru Hanyu began the 2011–12 season with a win at the Nebelhorn Trophy. He placed first in both the short program and the free skate, for a combined total score of 226.26 points. For the 2011–12 Grand Prix series, he was assigned to the 2011 Cup of China and the 2011 Rostelecom Cup. He finished 4th at the Cup of China, then won the Rostelecom Cup with a new personal best score to qualify for his first senior Grand Prix Final, where he placed fourth. Hanyu then won the bronze medal at the 2011–2012 Japan Championships, earning a spot on the Japanese team for the 2012 World Championships. In his senior Worlds debut, Hanyu was seventh in the short program but placed second in the free skate. He won the bronze medal overall with a total score of 251.06 points, behind gold medalist Patrick Chan of Canada and silver medalist, his team mate, Daisuke Takahashi of Japan.

Wishing Yuzuru Hanyu  and his new coach Brian Orser a very good 2012/2013 season.

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