Hanyu Yuzuru to speak on 'decision' at Tuesday press conference

Tension mounts as the two-time Olympic figure skating champion is set to address future for the first time since Beijing 2022.

By Shintaro Kano
Picture by 2022 Getty Images

Hanyu Yuzuru is finally ready to speak.

The two-time Olympic figure skating champion will hold a press conference on Tuesday (19 July) when he is expected to announce a decision on his future, something he has put off since the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

After finishing fourth in Beijing, Hanyu has not addressed his future. Last month, he completed a month-long, four-stop ice show tour through Japan but did not do media.

On 1 July, the 27-year-old was listed by the Japan Skating Federation for the upcoming season with the Grand Prix Series assignments set to be named in the coming days.

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