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Early Spring Issue (Apr. 2015)

NEWS REPORT

First-ever achievement by a male Japanese figure skater!

Yuzuru Hanyu won the Grand Prix final for the second consecutive time

Yuzuru visited President Kamata (April 2014)

On December 14, 2014, the final day of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating was held in Barcelona, Spain. Yuzur Hanyu (School of Human Sciences e-learning course; graduate of Tohoku High School, sponsored by ANA Airlines) became the first male Japanese figure skater to win the Grand Prix Finals for the second consecutive time. Yuzuru got first place with a score of 94.08 for his short program. In the free skating program, he gave a near perfect performance to “Phantom of the Opera,” perfectly executing jumps such as a quadruple Salchow and a quadruple toe loop. The result was a personal best score of 194.08 and a first-place finish. He won the finals with a total score of 288.16, the highest score ever posted in the world. Yuzuru also won his third consecutive victory at the 83rd All Japan Figure Skating Championships (held at the Big Hat, Nagano City on December 26th).