Fans have been shocked when Japanese Ice Prince, determine skater Yuzuru Hanyu, missed his first bounce within the Olympic routine – the quadruple Salchow.
Hanyu, the lads’s determine skating champion and defending champion, started his Beijing efficiency by taking part in Tuesday’s quick males’s determine skating session. He missed the Quadruple Salchow at first of his program, altering the tough bounce into one Salchow as a substitute.
Hanyu informed reporters that his skate was caught in a tiny crack within the ice earlier than the bounce he was planning to make in a press convention following his bounce.
“I (stepped) into a hole when I went off — maybe another skater was performing a toe loop or a flip, I’m not sure. I couldn’t take off for the first leap because I was stuck in a hole” Hanyu expressed himself. “However, I didn’t feel anything awful,” Hanyu defined. “Okay, this isn’t working, I was thinking to myself. As a result, I concentrated solely on the next section. I enjoy listening to music and skating while listening to it.”
Hanyu’s missed bounce has left him with a disappointingly low rating of 95.15 factors throughout the quick program, which is a big loss for the two-time Olympic medalist, who hopes to assert the third medal of his profession at Beijing. To put it in perspective, Hanyu most just lately earned 111.31 factors within the Olympic qualification skate within the Japanese nationals.
Fans devastated by the lack of their family members provided a flood of assist for Hanyu by way of social media, applauding the skater’s expertise and dedication regardless of the stunning loss.
While he had promised to do a quadruple axel — a leap that no skater has ever tried on the ice in competitors — he didn’t land it and dropped to the ice on Thursday.
He shortly rose, solely to be once more thrown down earlier than persevering with the “Heaven and Earth” program with the identical polished precision he has all the time displayed. In a state of shock when the music stopped, Hanyu recovered and skated off the rink, his head elevated.
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