Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu (Yuzuru Hanyu -28), who won back-to-back men’s figure skating titles at the 2014 Sochi and 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, has announced his marriage.
According to the Asahi Shimbun on Thursday, Hanyu announced the news on social media, saying, “I’ve just gotten married,” which is the Japanese word for marriage registration. He did not reveal his spouse’s age, occupation, or nationality. There have been no rumors of a romantic relationship, so many people in Japan are calling the announcement a surprise.
Hanyu posted the announcement on social media at 11:11 p.m. that day. “I’m still humanly immature now that I’ve turned professional and in the past when I was an athlete, but I’m receiving a lot of support and expectations from everyone, and I’m very grateful,” he wrote.
After finishing fourth at the Beijing Winter Olympics last year, he retired and turned pro in July. In February of this year, he held his first-ever solo performance at Japan’s Tokyo Dome and made appearances on several broadcast programs.
Hanyu is considered the greatest male figure skater in Japanese history and remains a national hero. 스포츠토토맨 His story of overcoming adversity to win Olympic gold is featured in Japanese elementary and middle school textbooks.