Olympic Champion 2014 and 2018
World Champion 2014 and 2017
Four Continents Silver Medalist 2017
Four Continents Champion 2020
World Silver Medalist 2015, 2016 and 2019
World Bronze Medalist 2021
Japanese Champion 2013-2014-2015-2016-2021
Gran Prix Final Champion 2013-2014-2015-2016
Yuzuru was born on 7th December 1994 in Sendai, Japan.
His name means ‘taut rope’ that is symbol of straightness, trust and strength.
Yuzuru Hany won a second consecutive Olympic Gold Medal, and the 1000th Gold Medal of the Olympic Games.
Yuzuru is a complete skater:
• His jumps are the first thing you notice watching him skate. They are enormous yet precise and despite the extraordinarily length and height he lands them with a light and delicate touch, often with an exit speed that is greater than his take-off speed.
• His spins are fast and thanks to his great flexibility, look almost impossible to execute. One of his trademarks is the Biellmann spin.
• His steps and fluidity, his amazing ability to glide apparently effortlessly across the ice, gaining speed very quickly means the entire rink can be covered with few steps.
But Yuzuru isn’t just about technique; above all it is his ability to interpret, to give emotion through his performance, which leaves the audience transfixed. When skating he bares his soul, abandoning himself to the performance, connecting with his audience and leaving them breathless. It feels like he’s not just skating to the music but creating the music. Indeed, during his performance, as his blades glide gracefully across the ice, Yuzuru is the music.