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Yuzuru Hanyu to attempt historic quad axel in upcoming faceoff with gold medal frontrunner Nathan Chen

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  • Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu and Team USA’s Nathan Chen are preparing to face off with their long-awaited free skate routines during the long program competition tomorrow.
  • Hanyu fumbled his quadruple Salchow in the men’s short program, which he blamed on a hole in the ice. He is preparing to attempt a quadruple axel, the most challenging jump in figure skating, in the long program competition.
  • Hanyu is currently a trending topic on Weibo, with many Chinese fans sending their love and support for the figure skater.
  • Chen, on the other hand, is already in the top position and one step closer to a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

Japanese “Ice Prince” Yuzuru Hanyu and the Olympic men’s short program winner Nathan Chen are preparing their routines for their most anticipated free skate event tomorrow. 

While 22-year-old Chen recently shattered Hanyu’s world record with a score of 113.97 in the men’s short program, Hanyu, 27, is gearing up for a quadruple axel attempt in the free skate program to make up for his slip-up in the short program. 

Watch One Guy Try To Beat Up China’s Entire Professional Hockey Team

China’s new hockey squad called the Beijing Kunlun Red Stars was hoping to test its mettle against international teams when it hosted an exhibition match against Kazakhstan’s Barys Astana on Monday.

The match was a preseason game for the Kontinental Hockey League where the Red Stars were recently admitted. Joining the prominent league is seen as part of the country’s preparation for the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.

Olympic Commentator Called Racist For Referring to Japanese Gymnasts as ‘Little Pikachus’

One French gymnastics commentator has stirred up the internet’s political correctness militia with a seemingly racist remark in relation to Pokémon Go.

French gymnast Thomas Bouhail, a silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and now-coach of the French national team, was serving as an announcer and analyst at a women’s gymnastics event at the Rio Olympics when he referred to Japanese gymnastics team as a bunch of “little Pikachus.”

China Just Unleashed a Revolutionary Robot That Plays Badminton

Students and professors from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China have built a badminton-playing robot that is probably more skillful than most.

Equipped with high-definition cameras that capture images which are processed by an external computer, the machine called the “Robomintoner” is able to fully cover a court and return any type of shot thrown at it, reported China Central Television.

How a Poor Kid Who Learned to Fight For Free Burritos Defeated UFC Champ Conor McGregor

Nate Diaz is the American mixed martial artist who took out UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor last Saturday with a rear naked choke during UFC 196. The two faced off in the octagon at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas after Brazilian fighter Rafael dos Anjos injured himself a few days before the event and Diaz agreed to fill in as a last-minute replacement.

Diaz, 30, has a fighting record of 20 wins and 10 losses. He is a true fighter in every sense having grown up in poverty in his rough hometown of Stockton. The city, located in north-central California, topped Forbes’ list twice for being one of most miserable cities in the nation.