Yuzuru Hanyu dominates field to win gold at Helsinki Grand Prix

Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu started his Grand Prix season with a commanding victory by almost 40 points at the Helsinki round on Sunday. With a 13-point lead from Saturday's short program, the Japanese skater scored 190.43 points in the free skate to win with a total score of 297.12. Hanyu executed four quadruple […]

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu doesn't miss a beat, leads Autumn Classic after short program

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu seized the lead with a fluid skate in the men's short program on Friday at the Autumn Classic International. Hanyu is skating in his first competition since becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button in 1952. Hanyu scored 97.74 points, putting him well ahead of second-place finisher […]

Fans threw hundreds of Pooh Bear dolls onto the ice after Yuzuru Hanyu’s monster performance in men’s figure skating

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Yuzuru Hanyu may have already sealed a gold medal in the men’s single skate with the second-highest score ever. After the program finished, fans littered the ice with hundred of Pooh Bear dolls, a celebration that has become a tradition during Hanyu’s performances. Pooh is Hanyu’s personal mascot and good luck charm. […]