- pull off
- boost to ～
- 努力、試み（後出 attempt は試みる）
- 着氷する（ここでは決める。後出 landing は着氷）
- ４回転の（後出 quad は４回転〈の〉）
- finish in second place
- vow to ～
- venture outside of oneself
- final six skaters
Hanyu Yuzuru, 22, pulled off a remarkable comeback to win the world figure skating title on April 1, a boost to his bid to retain his Olympic title next year.
Hanyu was fifth after the short program but produced a world‐record free skate score of 223.20 points, landing four quadruple jumps, for a winning total of 321.59.
Japan's Uno Shoma finished in second place with a personal best of 319.31 points, breaking past 200 points for the first time in the free skate with a score of 214.45.
In his free skate, Hanyu pulled off a high‐risk, high scoring quadruple salchow‐triple toe loop combination for the first time this season, and beamed when his record‐breaking score was displayed.
"After the short program, I was quite depressed. I was so deeply depressed," he said. "But the fans and the team believed in me."
Still, Hanyu suggested his struggles in the short program on March 30 could foreshadow problems at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
"I still feel it's very difficult for me to produce two clean programs," he said. "Toward the Olympic season, it's important to skate clean both in the short and the free."
In the free program, Hanyu skated to "Hope & Legacy," a calm piece that risked a lack of excitement without a top performance. He considered changing the music during the season because he was unable to skate clean to earn a high score, but ultimately vowed to pull off all of his jumps, and did so in the most important tournament.
This season, Hanyu says he got caught up focusing on the world record scores that he holds, and was afraid. But at the world championships, he ventured outside of himself, he says.
The free skate on April 1 illustrated the relentless march in men's figure skating toward even more quad jumps, which demand huge power and control from a skater.
At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the gold medal went to a skater without a single quad. On April 1, the final six skaters attempted 24 quad jumps among them － with three falls and a few more awkward landings. The best skater without a quad was 12th.
(Compiled from AP and Mainichi reports)