Yuzuru Hanyu

Figure Skater
Born Dec 7, 1994

Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater. He is the 2012 World bronze medalist, the 2010 World Junior Champion, the 2011 Four Continents silver medalist, the 2013 Japanese national champion, the 2009-10 Junior Grand Prix Final Champion, a two-time Japanese junior national champion, and the current world record holder for the short program.… Read More

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  • Hanyu And Medvedeva Retain Their Gp Final Titles
    Fox News - Dec 10, 2016
  • Hanyu Breaks 2 More Of His Records To Keep Gp Final
    Yahoo News - Dec 12, 2015
  • Murakami Leads Chan, Hanyu Struggles
    Yahoo News - Oct 31, 2015
  • Yuzuru Hanyu Leads Despite A Fall
    NYTimes - Mar 28, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Yuzuru Hanyu.


1994 Birth Born on December 7, 1994.
2004 9 Years Old Hanyu began skating at the age of four, following his older sister to the rink. He first competed nationally as a novice skater in the 2004–05 season; he skated at the 2004 Japan Novice Championships in the Novice B category, which is the lower of the two categories at the novice level, and won the gold medal in this competition. … Read More


2006 - 2008 7 More Events
This competition served both as the junior national championships and the World Junior Championships qualifier, so Hanyu was also qualified by this placement for the 2009 World Junior Championships.
Based on his results, Hanyu was chosen to compete at the 2010 World Junior Championships. … Read More
As the result, he was selected to compete at the 2011 Four Continents Championships, where he won the silver medal with a new personal best score.
In April 2012, Hanyu switched coaches to Brian Orser in Toronto, Canada. … Read More
He took silver at the 2013 Four Continents Championships, having placed first in the short program and third in the free skating.
is a Japanese figure skater who competes in the men's singles discipline. He is the 2014 Olympic champion, the 2014 World champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final champion (2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16), two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013), the 2010 World Junior champion, the 2009–10 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a four-time Japanese national champion (2013–2016). … Read More


He placed first in both the short program and free skating with a total score of 286.86 points, earning him his third consecutive Japan National Championships title and the first spot for Japan at the 2015 World Championships. … Read More
At the 2016 CS Autumn Classic International, Hanyu became the first skater in history to successfully land a quadruple loop in competition. … Read More
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