Olympic Champion 2014
World Champion 2014 – 2017
Four Continents Silver Medalist 2017
World Silver Medalist 2015 and 2016
Japanese Champion 2013-2014-2015-2016
Gran Prix Final Champion 2013-2014-2015-2016
Yuzuru was born on 7th December 1994 in Sendai, Japan.
His name means ‘taut rope’ that is symbol of straightness, trust and strength.
Yuzuru is a complete skater:
• His jumps are the first thing you notice watching him skate. They are enormous yet precise and despite the extraordinarily length and height he lands them with a light and delicate touch, often with an exit speed that is greater than his take-off speed.
• His spins are fast and thanks to his great flexibility, look almost impossible to execute. One of his trademarks is the Biellmann spin.
• His steps and fluidity, his amazing ability to glide apparently effortlessly across the ice, gaining speed very quickly means the entire rink can be covered with few steps.
But Yuzuru isn’t just about technique; above all it is his ability to interpret, to give emotion through his performance, which leaves the audience transfixed. When skating he bares his soul, abandoning himself to the performance, connecting with his audience and leaving them breathless. It feels like he’s not just skating to the music but creating the music. Indeed, during his performance, as his blades glide gracefully across the ice, Yuzuru is the music.