Takahashi in individual skating became the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games (2010), the world champion (2010) and the silver medalist of the world championships (2007, 2012). Zueva considers Daisuke the most popular figure skater in Japan.
– Are you serious about Takahashi’s greater popularity in Japan? The same Hanyu went through three Olympics…
Takahashi too. It’s just that Daisuke was the first to win an Olympic medal for Japan, which won the world championship, which brought great glory to the country and immense popularity for Japanese figure skating. Yuzuru in this context is a follower. He may be stronger, more titled, more handsome in every way, but nevertheless, in the minds of a lot of people, he is second only to Takahashi. And the first – he is still the first, – said Zueva RT.
Yuzuru Hanyu is a double Olympic champion (2014 and 2018) in single skating, double world champion (2014, 2017).
Source : MatchTV