Message from Daisuke Takahashi
First and foremost, I would like to announce my return to the competition from beginning of the new season, July 1st. In 2017 Japan Figure Skating Championships, I had the privilege to be present at the site from Media's standpoint and I was really moved by each skater's respective positions thus motivations, which made me realize that I want to fight and skate again in such tensed environment.
In 2014, due to my injury, I was unable to compete in the World Figure Skating Championships which was held in Japan, and Sochi Olympics Game became my last competition. In the same year in October 14th, I had retired as an eligible skater. It took me nearly 4 years from then, but now I would like to face fully with Figure Skating, and for me to catch up on my skating from the old days, I realized that returning to the competition is the answer.
Being away for 4 years, I understand that it will be beyond my imagination of how difficult it may be for me to get back in the game. But I would like to push and train myself even harder in order for me to achieve the feeling of giving all I've got and that is the one thing that I couldn't accomplish before my retirement.
Needless to say but I am really excited and looking forward to skating as a competitor again in front of all the people who have been supporting me for all these years. Wish me luck.