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Japan’s ‘Ice Prince’ Yuzuru Hanyu retires from competitive figure skating

  • On July 19, 2022, Japan’s 'Ice Prince' Yuzuru Hanyu announced his decision to continue as a professional figure skater and retire from competitive sport.
  • Hanyu, widely regarded as one of the greatest figure skaters in history, is moving on from a prolific career that resulted in numerous international awards and feats, including two Olympic gold medals, four Grand Prix championships and a dozen world records.
  • During a news conference in Tokyo, he stated that he plans to continue as a professional figure skater and will strive to achieve the quadruple Axel, a jump that no skater has hit in competition.
  • Fans from all over the world expressed their appreciation of Hanyu’s work and achievements throughout his career, with many stating support for his decision to leave competitive sport.

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, widely regarded as one of the greatest figure skaters in history, has retired from international competitions. 

Known to international fans as the “Ice Prince,” the 27-year-old Japanese athlete announced his decision to retire from competitive sport during a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Viral Olympics GIF allegedly shows Team China speed skater push puck to trip Team Canada opponent

Olympic Level Cheat
  • Short tracker Kexin Fan, 28, was filmed making contact with a marker that caused Canadian opponent Alyson Charles to fall during the women’s 500-meter quarterfinal.
  • The moment was preserved in a GIF that made the rounds on Reddit and sparked accusations of “Olympic-level cheating.”
  • Fan previously prompted the disqualification of the Chinese team in the 2018 Winter Olympics after she blocked a Korean opponent in the 3,000 meter team relay final.

A Team China short track skater has been accused of cheating for allegedly sliding a marker that caused a Canadian opponent to fall during a race on Monday.

The moment in the women’s 500-meter quarterfinal was captured in a GIF that went viral on Reddit before being deleted and subsequently reposted.

South Korean Olympic Skater Banned for Depantsing Fellow Athlete Moves to China to Compete


A South Korean-born Chinese Olympic skating champion, who has been banned from the South Korean national team due to sexual harassment, might not be able to represent China during the upcoming Winter Olympics in February 2022. 

Under a new flag: Short track speed skating champion Lim Hyo-jun obtained Chinese citizenship to compete for China in 2022. However, a rule established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) might throw a wrench in his plans, Arirang reports.

Before Tony Hawk, There was Skateboarding Legend Peggy Oki

Peggy Oki

Peggy Oki was the only female member of the legendary Z-Boys, the team from Santa Monica and Venice, California that revolutionized skateboarding as a sport in the 1970s.

Their surfer-like style became iconic for exuding grace and power, which was unprecedented at the time. That same style and the mesmerizing skateboarding tricks that it spawned became the standard in the skating world.

12-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Ever Land a Triple Axel at International Competition

Alysa Liu, a 12-year-old figure skater, is one of only three U.S. women to ever land the difficult skating move known as a triple axel in an international competition.

Liu, from Richmond, California joins Tonya Harding and Mirai Nagasu as the only women to ever land a triple axel at an international competition when she pulled the move at the Asian Open in Bangkok, Thailand under the advanced novice women’s division last Thursday.

North Korean Skater Totally Caught Trying to Cheat at the Olympics

A North Korean speed skater has been disqualified from an Olympic event after suspiciously crashing multiple times in an apparent attempt to disrupt the race.

Jong Kwang Bom, 17, fell twice during the heat phase of the men’s 500 meters short-track speed skating match, according to Yahoo NewsIn both instances, it was observed that Jong seemed to try to sabotage Japanese skater Ryosuke Sakazume.

The Most Random Olympic Gold Medal Win In History is Going Viral Again

A memorable Olympic moment from 2002 has resurfaced online after netizens began talking about it on social media.

The viral incident involves Australian athlete Steven Bradbury who shocked audiences during the 2002 Winter Olympics after his so-called “unexpected” victory. Bradbury was competing in the five-man final for speed skating.He was the “rank outsider” whom everyone expected to lose as he was far behind his competition throughout the race.