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Introduction Edit

Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater who competes in the men's singles discipline. He is the current Olympic Champion and two-time world champion, and holds all 3 of the men's world records.

Competitive Highlights Edit

  • Olympic Champion - 2014
  • Two-time Worlds Champion - 2014,2017
  • Five-time Worlds Medalist - 2012[B], 2014[G], 2015[S], 2016[S], 2017[G]
  • Four-time Grand Prix Final Champion - 2013,2014,2015,2016
  • Five-time Grand Prix Final Medalist - 2012[S],2013[G],2014[G],2015[G],2016[G]
  • Five-time Grand Prix Gold Medalist - NHK - 2012,2015,2016, Rostelecom - 2011
  • Four-time Japanese Champion - 2012,2013,2014,2015 [Withdrew from 2016 due to illness]
  • Junior World Champion - 2010
  • Junior Grand Prix Final Champion - 2009

World Records Edit

Yuzuru Hanyu has broken 11 world records in his career

Short Program Edit

  • 2012 Skate America - 95.07 [1]
  • 2012 NHK Trophy - 95.32 [2]
  • 2013 Grand Prix Final - 99.84 [3]
  • 2014 Winter Olympics - 101.45 [4]
  • 2015 NHK Trrophy 106.33 [5]
  • 2015 Grand Prix Final 110.95 [8]

Free Program Edit

  • 2015 NHK Trophy - 216.07 [6]
  • 2015 Grand Prix Final - 219.48 [9]
  • 2017 World Championships - 223.20 [11]

Total Score Edit

  • 2015 NHK Trophy - 322.40 [7]
  • 2015 Grand Prix Final - 330.43 [10]

Other Acheivements Edit

  • Holds all three WR in men's singles; short program, free skating and combined total
  • Holds the record for largest victory margin [37.48 points, 2015 Grand Prix Final]
  • First male skater to break the 100 point barrier [2014 Olympics]
  • First male skater to break the 200 point barrier [2015 NHK]
  • First male skater to break the 300 point barrier [2015 NHK]
  • First and only male skater to score above 320 and 330 points in the combined total
  • First Asian figure skater in men's singles to win Olympic Gold
  • Youngest male skater since Dick Button in 1948 to win Olympic Gold at 19
  • First and only skater to win 4 consecutive Grand Prix Final titles
  • First Asian men's figure skater to win multiple World titles
  • First Asian figure skater to win Grand Prix Final, Olympics and World titles in one season [2013-2014] and first skater to do so since Alexei Yagudin in 2002.
  • First landed Quadruple Loop in competition, and holds the highest score awardsed for that element [14.57 - 2017 World Team Trophy]
  • First skater to land 3 Quadruple jumps in the second half of a free program

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