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  • Saturday 28, November 2020
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Injury-hit figure skating champ Hanyu resumes training

Injury-hit figure skating champ Hanyu resumes training

TOKYO: Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu has resumed training on ice two months after damaging his ankle ligaments, officials said Tuesday, as he battles for fitness just 24 days before the games begin in South Korea.

He has been off the ice for nearly two months nursing damaged right ankle ligaments.Hanyu fell and twisted his ankle attempting the ultra-tough quadruple Lutz during practice on the eve of the NHK Trophy in November, the fourth leg in the six-event ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series.

But he began training on ice about a week ago in Toronto, where he is preparing for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.“He’s someone who has a high level of concentration. I hope he’ll get into shape,” federation director Yoshiko Kobayashi told reporters.