A healthy Yuzuru Hanyu returned to competition over the weekend at the Autumn Classic International in victorious fashion. The superstar scored a comfortable win skating his two programs from last season.

Hanyu, who has struggled with an ankle injury the past two seasons, gave an uneven performance and showed he still has room for improvement. Having not competed for six months and coming off a serious injury, it came as no surprise.

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