- NHK Trophy
- ＮＨＫ杯（国際スケート連盟 (ISU) が公認する国際大会のシリーズ戦 (Grand Prix) の一つ。後出 Grand Prix Final はシリーズ戦上位６人で競う最終戦）
- dazzle ～
- passing grade
- barely ～
- ～ consecutive year
Hanyu Yuzuru wins NHK Trophy with flawless display
Two-time Olympic champion Hanyu Yuzuru dazzled spectators in Sapporo on Nov. 23 by winning the 2019 NHK Trophy, the sixth event in the 2019 to 2020 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, for the first time in three years.
Hanyu accumulated 109.34 points in the men's short program on Nov. 22, but insisted his skating hadn't been his best, and only gave himself "a passing grade."
In the free skate, Hanyu barely faltered. His only mistake was to underrotate a triple toe loop as part of a combination jump. He finished with 305.05 points, which opened a 50-point lead over his closest competition.
At the NHK Trophy women's event on Nov. 23, Kihira Rika landed two triple axels and finished with 231.84 points, taking her to second place and ensuring a spot in the Grand Prix Final for a second consecutive year. "I want to give a totally flawless performance," she said.
(Compiled from AP and Mainichi reports)