Yuzuru Hanyu of figure skating responded to NHK's interview before the opening of the Grand Prix series and said about the goal of this season ahead of the Beijing Olympics, "I firmly decided the four and a half jumps and played the ideal shape I am aiming for. I want to put it out in Beijing. "

Hanyu, who won the Olympics for the second time in a row, missed the Grand Prix series last season due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and finished third in the world championship.



Before the Grand Prix series of this season starts from the American tournament that starts on the 22nd, Hanyu responded to NHK's interview online.

Among them, Hanyu has long stated his goal for this season ahead of the Beijing Olympics, "I want to firmly decide on a four-and-a-half-turn jump. He showed the idea of ​​aiming to achieve a four-and-a-half-turn jump and a four-turn accelerator.



On top of that, regarding the situation of practicing quadruple and a half jumps, "I've been practicing for a long time, but I think I've been practicing to succeed so much that it's not comparable to last year. I don't have it, but I feel that the shape I should aim for and the things I should do are completely organized, so I think it's a little more. "



Then, for the NHK Trophy next month, which will be the first tournament of this season, "I want to frankly decide four and a half revolutions. I want to do a good performance. "

"Four and a half revolutions" often mentioned in the past

A four-and-a-half-turn jump (four-turn accelerator) that Hanyu is particular about.



He described himself as a "king's jump" and has mentioned it in various situations.



This is a summary of the enthusiasm and thoughts of Hanyu over the four-and-a-half-turn jump that NHK has conveyed in the past.

October 22, 2017 "I want to do it in the future"

At the press conference that dawned from the Grand Prix series Russia tournament that came in second place, Hanyu challenged a four-and-a-half-turn jump that no one in the world jumped, saying "I want to do accelerator in the future" I showed my thoughts.



On the other hand, he said, "I think it's tough before the Pyeongchang Olympics. It's a jump that puts a lot of strain on the ankles, so I'm not in the stage of practicing." I showed the idea that I would go to.

February 18, 2018 "Motivation is only four and a half revolutions"

Hanyu won the gold medal in two consecutive tournaments in the men's figure skating singles at the Pyeongchang Olympics.



At the press conference after the dawn, he talked about the joy of the gold medal and expressed his intention to continue the competition.



Regarding the four-and-a-half-turn jump, he said, "The accelerator is the king's jump, and I want to aim for a four-turn accelerator. My motivation is only the four-turn accelerator."

February 27, 2018 Asked about the difficulty of quadruple and a half jump ...

After returning to Japan, Hanyu, who attended a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Association of Japan, was asked by the press about a four-and-a-half-turn jump. Even if I can't be the first one, I want to succeed in my dream of a four-and-a-half-turn jump. "



At this time, Hanyu stood up and demonstrated how to enter and exit the jump, and explained the difficulty as "the feeling of making a quadruple jump while making two rotations."

November 4, 2018 "I'm not practicing now"

After the Grand Prix Series Finland tournament, which won the championship, one of the goals of the season was to jump four and a half revolutions. Also, I was more motivated to feel the joy of winning the match by performing satisfactorily in the match, rather than making the quadruple accelerator successful. The practice of the quadruple accelerator was stronger. I think it will be after the All Japan Championship in December is over. "

April 20, 2019 "Dream to decide beautifully in official games"

At a press conference held in Sendai, my hometown, I was asked about my goals for the next season. , My dream is to decide the quadruple accelerator beautifully in the official game. "

December 8, 2019 "I want to make it complete"

The Grand Prix Final that came in second.

One night after the competition, I was interviewed by the press.



Among them, Hanyu reiterated his willingness to learn in the future, saying that he "has a strong desire to complete it" about challenging the quadruple accelerator that no one in the world has achieved in the practice during the tournament. rice field.

March 26, 2021 "It's getting very close"

After the short program in the first half of the men's singles at the world championships, Hanyu revealed that he was considering incorporating a quadruple accelerator, which no one in the world had succeeded in, at this tournament. It was hard, but it's getting very close. I was sticking to the last minute, but I decided not to incorporate it about three days before I left here. "



After the free time in the second half of the following day, 27th, he said, "I've been practicing a lot for this game. I haven't landed on the ice, but it's the best 4 I've ever had. There were quite a few things that seemed to be jumping, so I want to practice well for next season. I want to practice four and a half revolutions early and become a person who decides four and a half revolutions in the official game earlier than anyone else. " Did.

July 9, 2021 "Make sure to decide this season"

After appearing at an ice show held in Yokohama, he said, "I think I have to focus on this ice show and I haven't been able to practice that much. While caring for me, I wish I could do the work of rebuilding from one to four and a half revolutions, such as practicing the basics of the accelerator. I want to practice in earnest for the season from now on. "



And for the Beijing Olympics in February next year, "I have no particular desire to win a gold medal like in the Pyeongchang Olympic season. However, I have a strong will to decide four and a half turns this season. I would like to take on the challenge of this season with a firm determination, "he emphasized that the quadruple and a half jump is the biggest goal.

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