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A rivalry that fizzled out in Pyeongchang four years ago may produce fireworks at the Beijing Games when two-time defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu battles American Nathan Chen in his quest for more figure skating glory.

The Japanese “Ice Prince” will be trying to match Gillis Grafstrom’s 94-year record of three consecutive Olympic golds in the men’s singles event, four years after joining U.S. icon Dick Button as a back-to-back winner.

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