Japanese Figure Skater Hanyu Announces Marriage

By Reuters
August 5, 2023Sportsshare
Japanese Figure Skater Hanyu Announces Marriage
Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu attends a press conference in Tokyo on July 19, 2022. (Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images)

TOKYO—Japan’s Olympic gold-medal winning figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu announced his marriage late Friday.

Hanyu did not say who his partner was when declaring his new marital status on X, the social media messaging platform formerly as Twitter.

“Thanks [to everyone] for supporting me always … I’ve decided to get married this time,” he said in the post.

“As I’ve lived with skating for 24 years, I’ve thought about various things particularly in the past several years over the fast-changing world including COVID-19 and natural disasters,” he added.

The skater’s hometown of Sendai suffered extensive damage from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast coast in 2011.

Hanyu, who won Olympic gold medals in both the 2014 and 2018 Winter Games, could not be reached immediately for direct comment.

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