For the last two months before leaving for Canada, he did not see anyone in Sendai. He felt guilty for people who have supported him, for his hometown that has just started moving on from the disaster, thinking that by leaving them behind, he betrays them.
Right before going to Toronto, he went to Ice Rink Sendai to say good-bye to everyone. He just managed to say “Bye, I am going.” That was all he could say. He ran into the skating gear shop next to the rink and cried. It was a long and sad moment. “I don’t want to go.””
about Yuzuru Hanyu
“Actually, Yuzuru was not very interested in figure skating in the beginning, and would rather play baseball or other team sports. He would get sick of skating after 5 minutes.”
said Tsuzuki Shouichirou, who coached Yuzuru from primary school to his third year in junior high.