Two-time Olympic champion, Yuzuru Hanyu was the best in the short program at the Japan Cup beating his own world record. Read more in the material.
Yuzuru Hanyu back with a record
Doubt that Yuzuru one of the best skaters there. Recently, however, it yields the palm of leadership on the world stage American Nathan Chen. He lost to him in the World Cup and then in the recent Grand Prix Final in Turin. For more on this we wrote in a separate article.
But Hanyu would not be myself if I had not tried to get back on top. Especially since that is what he promised to do his fans in Italy. The first step is to return to Olympus, he designed the Championship in Japan 2019/2020. To the surprise of many, the tournament poorly exposed in the Russian media. All editions are prepared for the Championship of Russia. But in Japan are the main competitors of the Russian sportsmen. This, of course, about Kihire and Hanyu. Rick is now fighting for the gold in the lead after the short program. The same is now done and Yuzuru.
Moreover, Hanyu also broke his world record in the manual typing 110.72 points (the previous record was 110.53). Yuzuru qualitatively performed a quadruple Salchow (men quads allowed KP), then a cascade of quadruple toe loop-triple toe loop and strengthened all triple Axel.
It should however be noted that the champion has not presented anything new, and skated his old program. But it bore fruit. If the error occurs during manual in Turin cost him victory, but now everything was confident and musically. Experts were satisfied.
Yuzuru Hanyu 羽 生 結 弦
4S, 4T3T, 3A (hangs on) – changed his layout from earlier in the season with the combo going before the 3A, another vintage performance from Yuzuru Hanyu !! https://t.co/0JBTgb41fM # 全 日本 フ ィ ギ ュ ア
– Jackie Wong (@rockerskating) December 20, 2019
Second place now occupied by the familiar Russian fans, Shoma Uno. The judges appreciated his performance at 105.71 points. 4F, 4T + 2T, 3A – excellent performance, especially against the background of a certain crisis that experienced Japanese.
The winner of the men will be determined tomorrow. Start speech is scheduled for 11:04 Moscow time.
We strongly recommend to read our article about speech Kihiry in the short program.
Earlier, we wrote about the reasons for the dominance of skaters from Russia under the leadership of Eteri Tutberidze.
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