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Figure skating: Hanyu to miss Grand Prix Final for 2nd straight year

Japan’s two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will again miss the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final due to a right ankle injury, the Japan Skating Federation announced Thursday.

Hanyu twisted his right ankle in a practice at the Rostelcom Cup on Nov. 16. The 23-year-old Japanese star had returned to Japan to undergo medical tests to decide whether he would compete again this year.

A similar injury last year forced Hanyu to miss the 2017 Grand Prix Final, and almost cost him his chance at winning a second Olympic gold at the Winter Games in South Korea in February.

All — Kyodo News+

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