Driven To Win

Susan D. Russell
Yuzuru Hanyu

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu is enjoying the most successful season of his young career. Consistency has paid off, earning him a podium finish at every competition he has contested.

After mining silver at the highly competitive Grand Prix Final and winning the national title in December, Hanyu skated into second at Four Continents in February. “That was a very good experience. It wasn’t so much about what kind of mistakes I made, but more about my motivation.

"I wanted to win. I always want to win."

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Originally published in April 2013