This Tweet from Johnny Weir gave me some surprising news today:
I think if Yuzuru can prove that he can consistently skate a free program that isn’t marred with mistakes and reduced speed in the second half, the JFSA is on their way to dumping Daisuke in favour of this youngin’ for an Olympic medal.
Daisuke Takahashi won the silver, as expected but Takahito Mura stole the bronze unexpectedly. Nobunari Oda and Takahiko Kozuka got 4th and 5th respectively.
I’ll try to get through some of the other competitors but my life is a bit of a mess right now. I’ll do my best.
~The Rinkside Cafe