Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu quashes retirement rumors but reveals he suffered a serious ankle injury and has been told to stay off the ice for now
Despite the injury, the Japanese skating great quashed rumors that he was planning to retire, saying he would love to skate in another Olympics.news.yahoo.com
The Beijing Games is a story of broken dreams for Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu as he falls while attempting a gravity-defying quadruple Axel
Two-time gold medalist Hanyu, known as Japan's "Ice Prince," fell on his attempt at the quadruple Axel, and fell again on his quadruple Salchow.news.yahoo.com
Chinese social media users are desperately scrambling to defend the quality of China's Olympic ice rink after Japanese skater Yuzuru Hanyu said a hole in the rink ruined his Olympic routine
Comments flooded social media after Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu said a hole in the ice ruined his Olympic routine, with some blaming the skater's "karma" for the flaw in the rink.news.yahoo.com
Chen wins 3rd straight worlds, beating Olympic champ Hanyu
“I wouldn’t say this is my best free program ever,” he said. Even the look on his face at the conclusion of his free skate was intensely focused rather than celebratory. It's possible Chen and Hanyu won't face off again until December's Grand Prix Final — or perhaps even until the Olympics. He rallied with a spectacular free skate to climb from 17th place to fifth. Their free skate to “Both Sides Now” displayed both sides of the discipline: sharp technique and creative artistry.
The Latest: Junior Grand Prix figure skating canceled
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:The International Skating Union has canceled the Junior Figure Skating Grand Prix for the upcoming season. Citing increased travel and entry restrictions, the international governing body for the sport said Monday it could not sanction the series. Potential international junior events could be held if the pandemic developments and situation change and allow for the safe organization of them. The ISU said it would provide financial assistance for such events, with preference given to venues that were a part of the canceled series. The ISU Council will meet online on Aug. 3 to further evaluate events for the 2020-21 season.