Fans and residents in the hometown of Japanese figure skating star Yuzuru Hanyu celebrated his marriage on Saturday, a day after he broke the news on social media.

The two-time Olympic champion has retired from competitive figure skating and turned pro but still has passionate fans around the world, including in China, where the news quickly became the top trending topic on social media.

"That's a cause for celebration. I hope he will have time to relax with his family when he is away from work," said a 46-year-old resident of Hanyu's hometown of Sendai.