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Figure skater Hanyu will give plush Winnie the Poohs to fans and residents of South Korea

16.02.2018 74 просмотров

The athlete noted that in this way he thanks the fans for their support.

Japanese figure skater plans to give fans and residents of South Korea plush Winnie the Pooh, which were thrown onto the ice from the stands after his performance in the short program at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Khanyu told reporters about this.

From an early age, before the skates, in addition to a box of napkins and a bottle of water, Hanyu puts a small toy of Winnie the Pooh, his favorite cartoon character, on the side. Hanyu's fans follow him around the world with plush Winnie the Poohs. In October 2017, at the Moscow stage of the Grand Prix, after Hanyu's performance, volunteers collected a scattering of yellow bear cubs for at least five minutes. Bags of toys then went to Moscow orphanages.

"I will give all the toys to the people of Pyeongchang and Gangneung. It may seem strange to some that I give gifts, but in this way I express gratitude to the fans for their kindness and energy they give me," Hanyu said.

Hanyu, Sochi's Olympic champion, won the short program (111.68 points). The second was the Spaniard Javier Fernandez (107.58). The third place was taken by the Japanese Shoma Uno (104.17). The skaters will present their free program on February 17.

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