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Yuzuru Hanyu: 2017 Worlds Gala Photos

Since my last post, I decided to set up a Sportymags Twitter account called @RealSportymags and a Sportymags Youtube account.  This way I can share more photos and some precious videos that I have taken over my journey with Yuzu.

This is my last photo post from 2017 Worlds Helsinki.  It is from Worlds Gala afternoon! After a long week of practices and competition, we could all finally sit back and relax. What a memorable experience this week was.  The results were perfect!!

Here is Mischa in tie-dye heaven.



An Asian cowboy.  Boyang had a lot of fun during this program, as did the fans.  Loved this gala performance.


Jason sure provides for a lot of photo ops in his gala number.


Yuzu’s hydroblading.  It does not get old.



This photo is a bit blurry because, well, have you ever tried to photograph Yuzu doing a scratch spin??  It’s impossible for me, he is spinning so fast!!  We don’t get to see Yuzu doing pure scratch spins that often so this was a nice rare sight.



Sheepish Yuzu, so adorable!!




I am in love with this photo.  I hope it shows as crispy clear on wordpress as it does on my computer.  I don’t recall what Yuzu was doing for this wipeout compared to the one from the quad/quad and the triple axel, but it’s adorable nonetheless.




Now, this is another priceless shot!!  Everyone was slowly trying to leave the ice after the gala was over.  Because I was still tracking Yuzu through my camera, I did not see that Evgenia took off down the rink and was attempting to start a jump battle.  Suddenly she came into my viewfinder, and Yuzu saw her too.  The expression on his face is SOOO Yuzu, the longing to jump more!!  He looks like a kid in a candy store!!!  Yuzu then got his wish, to try his quad / quad jump combo.  I’m sure this was like Christmas to him! Another truly priceless moment.



The result of the quad / quad attempt.  It was so cute, you had to laugh with him.



Mischa to the rescue.



Results of the last minute triple axel attempt from almost a standstill.



This was Yuzu’s reaction after he missed the triple axel redemption attempt.



And, that’s it for this World Championships folks!!



In case you missed any of my Worlds photos, here are the short links:


Men’s Short Program Photos

Men’s Practice Photos

Yuzu’s Priceless Moment!

Ladies Photos

Pairs and Dance Photos


Go Yuzu Go!!!  Doki Doki!!

Doki doki


7 comments on “Yuzuru Hanyu: 2017 Worlds Gala Photos

  1. Alethea89
    April 30, 2017

    Awwww! His response to failing the trusted 3A…💕 Thank you for all the pictures! I am lowkey jealous that you get to be there to take pictures but am living through you sharing it. Awesome!

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  2. Henni
    April 30, 2017

    Oh my! I love these photos!!! 😍 Better than everything I could find of Yuzurus 3A and quad-attempts so far. Great job 👌
    Shoma seems to enjoy the happenings on the ice 😂 Well, it’s pretty easy, If you don’t try by yourself… 😉

    I’ve just finished my first Yuzuru portrait. Hope you like it ^^

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Tara Diane
    April 30, 2017

    Your pictures are gorgeous! Have you considered linking them to the original size version? They deserve to be seen in a larger format! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • sportymags
      April 30, 2017

      Hi! Thank you! Hmmm I do not know how to do that but yes the originals are 4-5 times the size with more detail…too big for this free blog site. If someone here gives me some heads up on how to do that I could investigate it!! Thanks!!


  4. Haleyww
    April 30, 2017

    This is the most fun gala ever! (well, the WTT one was quite epic too) love the photos! Thank you!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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