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MOSCOW, 19 Jul – Two-time Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu said he would continue trying to complete the four-and-a-half rotation Axel.
Earlier, the 27-year-old figure skater announced the end of his sports career. Hanyu performed the world’s first four-and-a-half-turn Axel with two errors on the road during the free skate at the Japanese Championships. At the Beijing Olympics, Hanyu fell while attempting a clean jump.
“I will continue to challenge myself, including jumping 4.5 turns, I will strive for my ideal. I would like to continue to work hard, thinking about how I can succeed in front of everyone,” NHK quotes Hanyu.
The Japanese announced his intention to continue performing at ice shows and noted that he was thinking about ending his career after the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.
“I thought about ending my career after the end of the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. Thinking about the results, I was able to hold out until the Games in Beijing,” the skater said.
Hanyu is a two-time Olympic champion (2014, 2018), a two-time world champion (2014, 2017), a four-time Grand Prix Finals winner and a Four Continents Tournament (2020) winner in men’s singles. In March, the Japanese missed the World Figure Skating Championships due to a right ankle injury sustained while performing at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, where he failed to defend the title and finished fourth.

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