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YUZURU HANYU

Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 22, 2022
Japanese Olympians focus on ending 2022 season on post-Beijing high
For some athletes, the Olympic experience was a dream come true, while for others it was a nightmare on one or more levels, even if there were some valuable lessons to take for safekeeping.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 20, 2022
Controversial Beijing Olympics reach finish line
Japan had its best-ever showing at a Winter Games with 18 medals in an event that will be remembered for its complicated circumstances as much as its thrilling athletic displays.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 17, 2022
Japan's Olympians connect with fans in 'video calls'
Olympic fans are being given a chance to connect virtually "one-on-one" with their favorite winter sports athletes through short simulated video calls posted on social media by the Japanese Olympic Committee.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2022
Yuma Kagiyama and Shoma Uno hoping to reach even greater heights after Beijing success
After finishing on the Beijing 2022 men’s figure skating podium, silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama and bronze-winning Shoma Uno are looking forward to spending much more time with each other.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2022
Chinese fans praise Yuzuru Hanyu for valiant effort
'It's a pity that Hanyu missed a medal, but he took on a challenge that nobody has done before. The spirit is wonderful.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 10, 2022
Nathan Chen captures gold as Yuzuru Hanyu falls short in bid to make history
Nathan Chen tops the podium as Yuma Kagiyama claims the silver medal and Shoma Uno earns bronze.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 8, 2022
Rivals and new faces shine as Yuzuru Hanyu misses mark
Hanyu's potential third straight Olympic gold may be in doubt after Nathan Chen walked out of the Capital Indoor Arena as the clear leader in a talented pack.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 7, 2022
Yuzuru Hanyu hits ice for first practice in Beijing
The two-time reigning Olympic champion is preparing to skate in the men's short program on Tuesday and free skate on Thursday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 6, 2022
Meet the 'fanyus,' the passionate yet chaotic force behind Yuzuru Hanyu
The two-time Olympic champion's fandom, which spans borders, cultures and generations, is one of figure skating's most passionate — and polarizing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2022
Japan's star figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu tops Games' mascot in popularity
On Weibo, the phrase 'The time for Hanyu to compete is set' was number one by Sunday evening, with fawning fans pouring out their admiration for the 'Ice Prince.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 5, 2022
The top rivalries to watch at the Beijing Olympics
For every big-name athlete or team at the Beijing Games, there is someone standing in the way of victory.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 4, 2022
What to watch at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Catch up on five key storylines to keep an eye on at the Games over the next couple of weeks.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 3, 2022
Quad axel remains among figure skating's most elusive and sought after prizes
'Maybe a good analogy is it's less scary falling off a cliff backwards than forwards. A lot of skaters are not fans of the axel for that reason.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 2, 2022
Yuzuru Hanyu spinning a fairy tale in Olympic quad axel pursuit
For Hanyu, success at the Beijing Games will be about achieving the unprecedented and becoming the first to successfully land the sport's most difficult jump.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 1, 2022
Absence of Yuzuru Hanyu fans at Beijing 2022 a relief for Xi’s Pooh-paranoid censors
One of the Games' recent buzzworthy moments, the tossing of hundreds of stuffed bears onto the ice following Hanyu's performances, will be missing from the Olympics this year.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Jan 24, 2022
Yuzuru Hanyu and Nathan Chen expected to take center stage in Beijing
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.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 10, 2022
Snowboarders set to lead Japan in Beijing while Yuzuru Hanyu chases history
The Olympic sports analytics gurus at Nielsen's Gracenote have predicted Japan will reach a record medal total, surpassing the previous high of 13 set in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 27, 2021
Yuzuru Hanyu hopes to use quad axel to capture third straight Olympic gold
The 27-year-old returned to the ice after an eight-month absence from competition and won his second straight national title.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 27, 2021
Yuzuru Hanyu dazzles en route to national title and Olympic berth
Hanyu slightly under-rotated his coveted quadruple axel but was otherwise flawless in Sunday's free skate.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 25, 2021
Yuzuru Hanyu takes center stage in return at national championships
The two-time reigning Olympic gold medalist threw down a marker for the Beijing Winter Games with an outstanding performance in the short program.

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