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A hotly anticipated clash between Yuzuru Hanyu and Nathan Chen, of the United States, in the men’s Olympic figure skating begins on Tuesday in Beijing, with both laser-focused on grasping gold.

For Chen, it’s the only major prize that has eluded him, while 27-year-old Hanyu is after a third consecutive gold and an undisputed position as one of skating’s all-time greats.

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