Looking at Hanyu’s chances of retaining gold in Pyeongchang

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    Yuzuru Hanyu's recovery from an ankle injury has thrown into question whether he will be able to
    capture his second straight Olympic gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games next month in South
    Korea


    It is the $64 million question.

    Will defending Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu, coming off a significant injury, be able to go to the Pyeongchang Games next month without a competition beforehand and add a second gold medal to the one he won in Sochi?

    Ice Time reached out to two legendary skating writers and two coaches to get their thoughts on this question, one that is on the minds of a great many people these days.

    In similar cases in the past, injured skaters in other countries have had to prove their fitness before being confirmed for the Olympic ticket. Because of Hanyu’s long list of accomplishments, he is essentially being given a pass by the Japan Skating Federation.

    Read more https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports...nces-retaining-gold-pyeongchang/#.Wk1eA9-nHIU
     

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