She told Uno he was cute, and asked if he'd ever thought of figure skating. "The general image is that Hanyu is first, and then there are a lot of skaters right after him," Uno told the Nikkan Sports daily in October. Ahead of the Grand Prix series, he told a news conference his motto for the year is "attack" - and apart from the Grand Prix silver, he also set a personal best in September's Lombardia Trophy. Uno, however, has tried to downplay the significance of his form this season heading into next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang. "I don't really like the word 'rival,'" Uno told Nikkan Sports in August 2017, referring to Hanyu.
Source: The Star January 13, 2018 12:56 UTC