Winter Olympics

Japanese figure skater, Yuzuru Hanyu.

Figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu tries his hand at speed skating

Published Add your comment

Football News

As the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea nears its conclusion, it has been a successful Games for Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu.

The 23-year-old has been in exceptional form throughout the Games so far, winning two gold medals for his efforts on the ice.

Along the way throughout the Winter Olympics of 2018, he has broken records, becoming the first figure skater in 66 years to win consecutive gold medals - not since American Dick Button has this feat been achieved.

His performances at the Pyeongchang showpiece have caught the eye during the games, and he was recently filmed giving speed skating a go.

Although he can dazzle on the ice when it comes to figure skating, his efforts when it comes to speed skating prove it's a tough sport to fully master - even if you are a double Olympic champion.

Alongside several teammates, Hanyu put his serious training on hold to attempt skating quickly in a circle, though it is something that seems to elude him, as he slipped and crashed into wall - ouch! 

Winning two Olympic gold medals seems more of an achievement than it already is, as Hanyu has been off the ice for a considerable amount of time.

Watch his attempt at speed skating in the video below.

Stick to the figure skating, mate.

He injured his ankle during a training session, which forced him out of action for three months in the process, missing the Japanese Grand Prix as well.

Hanyu was fearful of missing the Winter Games due to the injury that he sustained, and only returned to full training in January - getting through, and winning medals on a dose of painkillers.

It is fair to say he certainly has a bright future in figure skating, but he should probably leave speed skating to one side. 

Winter Olympics
Winter Sports

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again