Figure Skating Legend Yuzuru Hanyu Finally Announces Comeback Months After Beijing Olympics and Injury Setback

Published 04/12/2022, 7:06 AM EDT

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Perhaps the saddest part of the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 was when figure skating legend Yuzuru Hanyu injured himself trying the most difficult jump. It was sad because he failed at the jump as well as at his dream of winning the third consecutive Olympic gold. However, after almost two months, there is finally some good news for the Yuzuru Hanyu fans.

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The Japanese figure skater performed in the finals of the men’s short program at the Beijing Olympics with an injured leg. He had to take a painkiller injection before the event to perform. It was because of the same injury that the legend withdrew from the World Figure Skating Championship in France as well.

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Yuzuru Hanyu is finally back in the figure skating world

After an injury that cost Yuzuru his Olympic dream, he is finally back in the sport once again. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will appear in the Fantasy on Ice Japanese tour in May and June this year. His schedule for the tour is – Makuhari, Chiba (27-29 May); Nagoya (3-5 June); Kobe (17-19 June); and Shizuoka (24-26 June).

It will be his first appearance on the ice after a disappointing run at Beijing Winter Olympics 2022.

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A failed Olympic dream

Yuzuru Hanyu’s first performance in the figure skating short program was a little sloppy by his standards. To win his third consecutive Olympic gold, he needed to do something extraordinary in the finals. Hence, attempting a quad axel was the only way forward. However, with a failed attempt, his Olympic dream lay shattered on the ice.

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It broke everyone’s heart when the figure skating legend couldn’t hold his tears during the post-event press conference at the Olympics. Now that the champion is finally back, figure skating fans would be delighted by the news. There’s no doubt that the legend will surely make up for the lost time and all those moments when the fans were eagerly waiting for his comeback.

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.
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