“I will always strive for the ideal and continue to update that ideal.” Yuzuru Hanyu on his 1st year anniversary of turning pro
Yuzuru Hanyu on his 1st year anniversary of turning pro.
Yuzuru Hanyu (28) celebrated one year since announcing his transition to the professional stage on the July 19th. He shared a message with Sports Hochi, reflecting on the past year of challenges and the aspirations for the future.
“This is Yuzuru Hanyu.
It has been one year since I turned pro.
Thank you for watching over me during this past year.
To be honest, I don’t have a strong sense of time, and it feels strange that a whole year has passed.
Amidst the uncertainties of the pandemic, global events, and numerous natural disasters, I faced many things, expanded my expressions, and honed my skills.
Since becoming a professional, I have been supported by Mikiko-sensei, Takebe-san, the production team, lighting crew, sound technicians, and the various people who have watched me perform as ‘Yuzuru Hanyu.’ With their emotions riding on my performances, I feel a sense of fulfillment and, at the same time, an increased responsibility.
Moving forward, I will always strive for the ideal and continue to update that ideal.
Thank you so much for your continued support!”
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