82 Facts About Yuzuru Hanyu

1. In 2015 Yuzuru Hanyu won his third consecutive Grand Prix title.

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2. Yuzuru Hanyu participated in the new team event, with the Japanese finishing in fifth place.

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3. Yuzuru Hanyu began figure skating when he was four years old.

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4. Yuzuru Hanyu began carrying a tissue box shaped as Pooh bear in 2010.

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5. Yuzuru Hanyu was a victim of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

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6. Yuzuru Hanyu was born in Sendai, Japan on December 7, 1994.

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7. Yuzuru Hanyu is one name that stands out in the Japanese figure skating sphere.

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8. Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater who competes in the men's singles discipline.

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9. Yuzuru Hanyu donated part of the proceeds of his autobiography, Blue Flames, to the Sendai ice rink, which was deemed unusable after the disaster.

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10. Yuzuru Hanyu was the only top Japanese figure skater directly impacted by the terrible earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

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11. Yuzuru Hanyu faced Plushenko in the 2014 Olympic Team Event short program.

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12. Yuzuru Hanyu started to skate as a four-year-old after watching his older sister Saya take lessons.

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13. Yuzuru Hanyu tallied 206.67 in his free-skate, the highest free-skate score in the world this season despite Salchow errors.

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14. Yuzuru Hanyu finished second against the American skater at the 2017 Four Continents Championships.

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15. Yuzuru Hanyu won with a total score of 317.85 to take gold in the event.

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16. Yuzuru Hanyu became the first man since 1952 to defend a Winter Olympics singles figure skating gold medal at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics in South Korea in February.

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17. Yuzuru Hanyu is known for his difficult triple Axel entries, usually from a back counter or twizzles or a spread eagle.

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18. Yuzuru Hanyu made his on-screen debut as Date Shigemura, a samurai lord, in the 2016 movie, The Magnificent Nine.

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19. In 2014, Yuzuru Hanyu held a one night ice show, which was broadcast on 24Hour TV, to bring in donations.

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20. Yuzuru Hanyu sold his personal belongings at the show, fundraising an additional ¥2,954,323.

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21. On December 31, 2015, Yuzuru Hanyu served as a judge on Japan's popular New Year's Eve music show, Kohaku Uta Gassen.

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22. Yuzuru Hanyu became the spokesperson for the Red Cross' Hatachi blood donation campaign, where he starred in the promotional video with patients.

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23. In October 2014, Yuzuru Hanyu endorsed sport nutritional products Amino Vital as well as Bathclin in February 2015.

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24. Yuzuru Hanyu has appeared in a number of commercials and advertising campaigns.

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25. Yuzuru Hanyu is the only skater who landed a quadruple toe loop-triple Axel sequence in competition.

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26. Yuzuru Hanyu is credited as the first figure skater to successfully land a quadruple loop in an ISU sanctioned competition after performing it in the short program at the Autumn Classic International in Montreal, Canada on September 30, 2016.

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27. Yuzuru Hanyu is known for his difficult triple Axel entries, usually from a back counter or a spread eagle.

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28. Yuzuru Hanyu was recommended three weeks of rest for his ankle to recover.

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29. At the 2018 Rostelecom Cup, Yuzuru Hanyu placed first in the short program with 110.53 points, a new world record score.

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30. Yuzuru Hanyu received 97.74 points for his short program after invalidating one of his spins.

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31. Yuzuru Hanyu started the season by competing at Skate Canada Autumn Classic International.

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32. On June 1, 2018, it was announced that Yuzuru Hanyu would receive the People's Honour Award, a prestigious government commendation bestowed by the Prime Minister of Japan.

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33. Yuzuru Hanyu was the most discussed and mentioned athlete of these Olympics on the social networking website Twitter.

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34. Yuzuru Hanyu stood on the podium with his compatriot Shoma Uno and training mate Javier Fernandez (bronze).

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35. On December 24, 2017, it was announced that Yuzuru Hanyu was assigned to represent Japan at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Italy.

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36. The next day, Yuzuru Hanyu landed his first quadruple Lutz in competition and received +1.14 grade of execution for the jump.

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37. At the 2017 Rostelecom Cup, Yuzuru Hanyu was second after the short program.

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38. At the 2017 World Team Trophy, Yuzuru Hanyu came in seventh place after a mistake-laden short program; he invalidated one element and failed to perform a combination.

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39. At the 2017 World Championships, Yuzuru Hanyu was fifth after the short program after invalidating the second part of his combination and receiving a time deduction.

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40. Yuzuru Hanyu placed first in the free skating with a score of 206.67, but overall finished second behind Nathan Chen by about four points.

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41. At the 2017 Four Continents Championships, Yuzuru Hanyu placed third in the short program with a score of 97.04 points, due to a mistake in his combination.

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42. Yuzuru Hanyu broke the three-hundred point barrier again, scoring 301.47 and winning the gold medal.

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43. Yuzuru Hanyu competed at the Autumn Classic International, where he won the gold medal and became the first skater in history to successfully land a quadruple Loop in competition.

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44. Yuzuru Hanyu won that segment of the competition and had a 12.04-point lead over Javier Fernandez, who came in second.

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45. Yuzuru Hanyu skated another clean short program at the 2016 World Championships, scoring 110.56 points.

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46. Yuzuru Hanyu won with a margin of 37.48 points, breaking the previous victory margin record held by Evgeni Plushenko in 2004.

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47. Yuzuru Hanyu is the first man to have won Grand Prix Final for three consecutive seasons.

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48. At the 2015 NHK Trophy, Yuzuru Hanyu placed first in the short program with a world record score of 106.33.

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49. Yuzuru Hanyu finished second overall behind Patrick Chan and above Daisuke Murakami with a total score of 259.54.

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50. Yuzuru Hanyu started his season by winning gold at 2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic, finishing 36 points ahead of silver medalist, Nam Nguyen.

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51. Yuzuru Hanyu met up with Mansai Nomura, the actor who portrayed Seimei in the film to get advice on how to portray him.

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52. Yuzuru Hanyu scored first in both the short program and the free skating, receiving 24 points to help Team Japan win the bronze medal, behind Team USA and Team Russia.

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53. Yuzuru Hanyu competed for the first time at the 2015 World Team Trophy, in Tokyo, Japan.

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54. Yuzuru Hanyu finished second behind Spain's Javier Fernandez by less than 3 points, and over bronze medalist Denis Ten.

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55. Yuzuru Hanyu competed at the 2015 World Championships, where he scored a season's best in the short program.

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56. At the Cup of China, Yuzuru Hanyu was second in the short program.

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57. Yuzuru Hanyu became the first skater since Alexei Yagudin to win the Olympics, World Championships, and Grand Prix Final in the same season.

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58. Yuzuru Hanyu completed the season with a victory at the 2014 World Championships in Saitama, Japan.

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59. Yuzuru Hanyu was the first skater to score over 100 points in the short program.

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60. Yuzuru Hanyu earned 103.10 points in the short program and 194.70 in the free skating.

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61. At the Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka, Yuzuru Hanyu placed first in the short program with 99.84 points and set a new world record.

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62. Yuzuru Hanyu began his season at the 2013 Finlandia Trophy, where he won the gold medal after placing first in both the short program and free skating.

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63. Yuzuru Hanyu was the first skater to break the 100-point barrier in the short program.

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64. Yuzuru Hanyu took silver at the 2013 Four Continents Championships, having placed first in the short program and third in the free skating.

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65. Yuzuru Hanyu won the silver medal at his first Grand Prix event of the season, the 2012 Skate America.

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66. Yuzuru Hanyu began his season at the 2012 Finlandia Trophy, where he won the gold medal.

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67. Yuzuru Hanyu won the bronze medal overall with a total score of 251.06 points, behind gold medalist Patrick Chan of Canada and silver medalist, his teammate, Daisuke Takahashi of Japan.

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68. Yuzuru Hanyu finished 4th at the Cup of China, then won the Rostelecom Cup with a new personal best score to qualify for his first senior Grand Prix Final, where he placed fourth.

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69. Yuzuru Hanyu skated in 60 ice shows, using them as an opportunity to train.

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70. Yuzuru Hanyu trained in Yokohama and Hachinohe, Aomori until his home rink reopened on July 24, 2011.

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71. Yuzuru Hanyu was skating at his home rink in Sendai when the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck his hometown and the region.

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72. Yuzuru Hanyu finished in seventh place at the Cup of Russia.

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73. Yuzuru Hanyu competed at the senior level, where he came in sixth.

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74. Yuzuru Hanyu was the youngest male skater to win Japan Junior Championship, at the age of 13.

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75. Yuzuru Hanyu placed 6th in the short program and 4th in the free skating to finish 5th overall at the event in Merano, Italy.

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76. Yuzuru Hanyu moved up to the junior level and debuted at the ISU Junior Grand Prix.

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77. Yuzuru Hanyu competed at the 2007 Japan Novice Championships in the Novice A category and won the event.

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78. Yuzuru Hanyu was born and raised in Sendai, and has an older sister named Saya.

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79. Yuzuru Hanyu is the first men's singles skater from Asia to win multiple World Championships.

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80. At the 2016 CS Autumn Classic International, Yuzuru Hanyu became the first skater in history to successfully land a quadruple loop in competition.

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81. Yuzuru Hanyu is the first Asian figure skater competing in men's singles to win the Olympic gold.

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82. Yuzuru Hanyu has medaled at three other World Championships, taking bronze in 2012, and silver in 2015 and 2016.

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