Yuzuru Hanyu attempts quad axel and wins sixth Japanese national title

The 2022 Japanese Figure Skating Championships culminated on Sunday with the men’s discipline – and history was created. Two-time Olympic and two-time World champion Yuzuru Hanyu began his free skate program with a quad axel attempt – unable to fully rotate the jump but avoiding a fall. Unfortunately, the element was downgraded by the judges.Continue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu attempts quad axel and wins sixth Japanese national title”

Yuzuru Hanyu leads after short program at Japanese Nationals

On Friday, Yuzuru Hanyu made his highly anticipated season’s debut and earned a massive score as he leads Japan’s strong men’s field after the short program at the Japanese Championships. The five-time national champion opened his routine with a quad Salchow, which received an additional 4.57 grade of execution points, and later completed a quadContinue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu leads after short program at Japanese Nationals”

Yuzuru Hanyu withdraws from Rostelecom Cup

The Japan Skating Federation has announced that two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time World champion Yuzuru Hanyu will miss the Rostelecom Cup – the Russian stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series. Hanyu was previously expected to participate at the NHK Trophy in Japan last week but was forced to withdraw dueContinue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu withdraws from Rostelecom Cup”

Yuzuru Hanyu receives Russian visa ahead of Rostelecom Cup

Alexander Kogan, General Director of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, revealed that two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time World champion Yuzuru Hanyu has obtained a Russian visa and is expected at the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix stage in Sochi from November 26 to 28. Kogan told Russian media, “Not all athletes willContinue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu receives Russian visa ahead of Rostelecom Cup”

Yuzuru Hanyu withdraws from NHK Trophy due to injury

On Thursday, it was announced that two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu has suffered an ankle ligament injury and has withdrawn from the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series event in Japan – the 2021 NHK Trophy, scheduled to take place from November 12 to 14. The 26-year-old decorated figure skater said, “I’ve beenContinue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu withdraws from NHK Trophy due to injury”

Yuzuru Hanyu takes command of the highly anticipated men’s event at Worlds

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time World champion Yuzuru Hanyu was just about five points off from his world record short program score today but what he delivered was enough to take the lead in the men’s event at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships. The 26-year-old Japanese figure skater landed a quad Salchow toContinue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu takes command of the highly anticipated men’s event at Worlds”

2020-2021 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships

Yuzuru Hanyu, Rika Kihira, Shoma Uno, and more have been confirmed to take part in the 2020-2021 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships in Nagano from December 25 to 28. In late November, the pairs event was canceled due to the only entry – Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara – facing difficulties traveling to Japan fromContinue reading “2020-2021 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships”