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Flawless Fernandez leads at men's figure skating worlds; Uno 2nd, Hanyu 5th

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By JAMES ELLINGWORTH

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Hanyu finally gets put in his place. by the way, is this even a sport?

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Gaijin playa: Hanyu's proven himself quite a few times. His place is in the top, which he is. Not necessarily THE top, and Fernandez seems to be a lot better, but no reason to mock the man as he's done very well (and it's not done yet). Mock the media for making Hanyu into a God, sure.

As for if it's a sport, it requires more physical dexterity and ability than probably half the "sports" you're into. If it's not your cup of tea, fine, but do tell us how it does not qualify as a sport.

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Oh well, can't win them all Hanyu.

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"put in his place" ... for someone who is saying that figure skating is not even a sport, you don't have the right to say that you know.. after, it seems like a lot of Japanese are thinking like you, but for figure skaters like me he's already a role model for a lot of us , Japanese media were maybe wrong to repeat "absolute champion" everywhere because it leads people to say that he's finish just because he's not first anymore, I'm sorry but nobody is forever 1st , plushenko / yagudin / yuna kim are legendary but all of them were beaten, that's normal it's how sport evolve .

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gaijin playa at Mar. 31, 2017 - 11:31AM JST "Hanyu finally gets put in his place"

Premature pronouncement there. Hanyu's overcame his 10.66-point deficit and won the gold medal while Fernandez's came in 4th.

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