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10.29 - Japan News - Hanyu excited to renew rivalry with Chan


The Yomiuri ShimbunSochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu expressed his determination to win Skate Canada, the second event in the ISU Grand Prix series, in a recent interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun. “I’ll do my best to be No. 1,” the 20-year-old said about the competition, which begins Friday.
The following are excerpts from the interview.

The Yomiuri Shimbun: What’s your resolution for the competition?
Yuzuru Hanyu: I’m excited because it’ll be my first time to compete against Patrick Chan [the Canadian silver medalist at Sochi, who will be returning from a break] since the Sochi Olympics. I’ll focus on my performance and pursing the victory.
Q: You won the gold medal by beating Chan in the Sochi Olympics in February 2014.
A: I couldn’t beat Patrick in the Grand Prix series that season. That’s why I was able to beat him in the following Grand Prix Final, and the Sochi Olympic Games. But I feel totally different now than I did then.
What matters is how I should control my feeling that I beat him at two major competitions, the Final and the Olympics. I’m thinking about how to draw the line between confidence and overconfidence.
Q: You’ll skate to piano music by Chopin in the short program and the theme music from the movie “Onmyoji” (The yin yang master). Do you think your artistic expression is improving?
A: I talked with Nomura Mansai [a kyogen actor who stars as Abe no Seimei in the movie]. I learned a lot from him, like how to pause, to intentionally wait before moving into the next maneuver. I found things I identified with in the piano piece, too, in terms of expression. I want to understand the tune completely so I’ll dominate the venue, to create a program in which I’m at the very center.
(Interview by Yomiuri Shimbun Sportswriter Junko Nagai)Speech