Here's what Yuzuru Hanyu does with all those Winnie the Pooh bears

Oscar Cross
February 18, 2018

When things are good for him, I'm doing badly, and that pressures me to work harder to keep up.

We will remind that the Olympic games 2018 in South Korea's Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February.

Chen put his head on a pillow and fell asleep.

Hanyu on Saturday attributed his victories to the support of many friends, coaches and fans, hundreds of whom packed the Gangneung Ice Arena to wave Japanese flags, shout "Yuzu!" and toss Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed toys onto the ice.

The charm, paired with Yuzuru Hanyu's unbelievable skating ability, struck a chord with fans and soon both became wildly popular in the figure skating community. "Such is part of my Olympic experience and just take it as it as and try to learn from it", said Chen.

For Chen, the fifth-place finish followed a disastrous short program; he later admitted to being affected by nerves. The only question that remained was one of stamina.

Nathan Chen competes during the Men's Single Free Program.

He had just enough, staging a performance that tapped the full range of his expressive power while tapping the limits of his endurance.


A multiple exposure image shows a portion of the free skate by Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu, the first man to repeat as Olympics figure skating champion since 1952.

Skating to powerful music from the soundtrack "Seimei", Hanyu was twice was forced to "save" jumps but did so without putting a hand to the ice. It is measured in categories like skating skills, choreography and musical interpretation. "Silver" in Japanese Seven UNO, "bronze" went to Spaniard Javier Fernandez. Sixteen of the 24 skaters on Saturday attempted at least one quad. But his poor showing in the short program kept him off the podium. Rippon's spins and footwork, the artistic connective tissue between the high-value jumps, have always been world-class. On Saturday, he nailed virtually every element.

"It has been surreal", said Rippon, who took equal pride in the achievements of teammates he regards as his "sons". "I owe him more than I can ever say".

Zhou staged his own heroics with a five-quad program to music from the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack. He earned a season's best of 197.66 in the long for a total of 305.24. We're counting successful attempts as quad jumps by themselves or in combinations for which the average of the judges' grades of execution is greater than -2.

"Having such a rough short program allowed me to just forget about expectation and allow myself to really enjoy myself", said Chen, who more than lived up to his nickname of the sport's "Quad King". And while he didn't deliver a medal for USA, Chen's performance last night was one for the books, making him still one to watch in the coming years. There's no reason to think he won't be a factor in the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing or the 2026 Games beyond that.

Coming into the free skate, Chen trailed Hanyu by almost 30 points.

Despite the heroics, it proved impossible to catch Hanyu. The medal standings of the Olympic games-2018 - to-date information about the number of medals won by the athletes from all countries participating in the Games.

"I have been working on it for a while", Chen said after his skate.

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