• Reuters, Kyodo

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Figure skating’s two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will miss the sixth Grand Prix event scheduled in Sochi, Russia, due to an ankle injury that also kept him out of last week’s NHK Trophy in Tokyo, the Japan Skating Federation said on Wednesday.

With the Beijing Winter Games less than three months away, the 26-year-old was still recovering from ligament damage to the right ankle that he suffered earlier this month, it said.

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