Japanese double Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will not be at the World Figure Skating Championships in Montpellier (France) at the end of the month due to injury that he suffered during his participation in Beijing 2022, as reported today by the Japanese federation.
Hanyu finished fourth at last month’s Winter Olympics after spraining his right ankle during training before to the competition that, according to the skater himself, prevented him from giving his best version on the ice.
The great figure of Japanese figure skating could not complete his third Games with a medal, due to his falls in both the short and long programs, in which he tried unsuccessfully to complete a quadruple axel for the first time in the history of the official competition.
Hanyu stated at the end of the test that if it had been a non-Olympic competition he would have withdrawn due to the pain he felt in his ankle, an injury from which he has not managed to recover in time to be in France.
The Hanyu square will be occupied by Kao Miura, who at the age of 16 will debut in a world championship, the Japanese skating federation announced on Tuesday.