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Feb 15, 2022 07:31 PM
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Trending in China: Outpouring of Affection for Japanese Figure Skating Star

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu skates Thursday on the sixth day of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing. Photo: VCG
Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu skates Thursday on the sixth day of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing. Photo: VCG

What’s trending?

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu ended his third Winter Olympic Games without a medal, but the two-time past Olympic figure skating champion’s courage in pushing his limits won the praise of Chinese fans.

The hashtag #Yuzuru Hanyu says he received 20,000 letters from Chinese fans #羽生结弦回应收到中国粉丝两万封信 had been viewed 180 million times by Tuesday on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform, garnering around 8,000 comments.

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