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Yuzuru Hanyu

Figure Skater
Male
Born Dec 7, 1994
Age 20
Hometown Miyagi Prefecture

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 2009-10 Junior Grand Prix Final Champion and a two-time Japanese junior national champion.

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CHILDHOOD

1994 Birth Born on December 7, 1994.
2004 9 Years Old Hanyu began skating at the age of four. 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. In the 2006-07 season, Hanyu competed at the 2006 Japan Novice Championships in the Novice A category and won the bronze medal.

TEENAGE

2006 11 Years Old This placement earned him an invitation to compete at the 2006 Japan Junior Championships, where he placed 7th. Hanyu competed at the 2007 Japan Novice Championships in the Novice A category and won the event.
2007 12 Years Old He was invited to compete in the 2007 Japan Junior Championships, where he won the bronze medal. … Read More
2008 13 Years Old 1 More Event
Following his Junior Grand Prix event, at the 2008 Japan Junior Championships, Hanyu placed 4th in the short program with 57.25 points and 1st in his free skate with 124.92 points, giving him a total of 182.17 points to win the gold medal overall in the competition.
This competition served both as the junior national championships and the World Junior Championships qualifier, and Hanyu has also qualified by this placement for the 2009 Junior Worlds.
Based on his results, Hanyu was chosen to compete at the 2010 World Junior Championships. … Read More
As a result, he was selected to compete at the 2011 Four Continents, where he won the silver medal with a new personal best score.
2012 17 Years Old …  He is the 2012 World bronze medalist, the 2010 World Junior Champion, the 2011 Four Continents silver medalist, 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.
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