Worlds! Worlds! Worlds! It’s my favourite time of the year! At least favourite time of the skating season.
For it being in Shanghai this year I was able to watch a lot events live. I just had to switch slightly to China time. I think I’m going to need a few days to recover, I haven’t gotten near enough sleep!
I am thrilled with a number of things that happened this week, however, if you are familiar with this blog you won’t be surprised to hear that I only want to talk about the men, more specifically Yuzu and Javi 🙂
After Yuzu’s tumultuous season I think he should be very happy with that silver medal. Yes, I am sure he wanted to repeat as champion but with the injuries and limited training I think he should be very proud. It’s a great accomplishment. Yuzu is a fighter and extremely determined. I don’t think he’s going to want to settle for many more silver medals in the future. I can’t wait for him to take some time and properly heal and then do some good training (in Canada) and come back next season strong and ready to compete. I still believe he is the best skater in the world and I can’t wait to see him skate like that again.
“Honestly speaking, I feel really, really frustrated, But right until the very, very end, I am happy I could give it my all on this rink — especially on this rink. This season was filled with good and bad. A lot of things happened and that experience will serve me well, not just in my skating career but in my life as a whole. I heard Javier has been working very hard. I am happy for him to have such great result. He says ‘congratulations and I am proud of you’ to me every time after competition. And this time, I would like to say as a training mate, I am proud of him too. But I am not a generous person. I am disappointed. And I will definitely win back the title next time”
I couldn’t be happier for Javi! I have been a fan for years and here in Canada we’ve adopted him as one of our own. I always questioned whether or not Javi would get things together and skate two clean programs to win. He was pretty close to clean today and I am so happy! If he was going to win Worlds, I think this may have be his best chance. Javi is the only one I’m ok with beating Yuzu. Congrats on your World Title Javi! Congrats on the first figure skating gold medal for Spain! Congrats on Grand Prix Final heading back to Barcelona next season. I imagine it’ll be great for him to return as a World Champion!
“I still don’t believe it, to beat Yuzu, the Olympic champion, one time, is unbelievable. I don’t know if it’s going to ever happen again. We’re teammates; in the competition we’re still rivals. Yuzu just told me that he was happy for me. He even dropped a couple of tears.”
The best thing that happened during this event was the re-emergence of the Yuzu + Javi bromance. Seriously could these two be any cuter!
That hug on the podium wasn’t just one between training mates, that was a hug between friends.
And I couldn’t be more thrilled for Nam! Top 5! Wow! This is such a huge accomplishment for this youngster. He is in the perfect place to get to the podium himself in the future. I would love to experience that training environment with Yuzu and Javi. How inspiring must it be everyday to skate with those two!!