Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu competes in the men's singles free skate final at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in 2018. Photo: AP
Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu competes in the men's singles free skate final at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in 2018. Photo: AP

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Yuzuru Hanyu: biography, family, two-time Olympic champion, Winnie the Pooh traditions, and struggle with asthma

  • From surviving a devastating earthquake to becoming one of the sport’s best, Hanyu is set to shine at Beijing 2022
  • The 26-year-old Sendai native performs under the mantra ‘I never feel like the champion. I’m always the challenger’

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu competes in the men's singles free skate final at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in 2018. Photo: AP
Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu competes in the men's singles free skate final at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in 2018. Photo: AP
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