Two-time Olympic men's figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu has hinted he will compete in the upcoming season in a comment posted on the Japan Skating Federation website.

Hanyu was hurt at this year's Beijing Olympics, where he attempted an unprecedented quad axel but finished fourth in his bid for a third straight championship. Since then, he has been quiet about his future plans to compete.

"This season, too, I want to do my best and aim even higher still," he wrote Friday.

In Beijing, he finished eighth in the men's short program but competed in the free skate with a right ankle injury. He failed to land the quad axel, but his effort was the first recorded attempt in a major international competition.