Yuzuru Hanyu, Shoma Uno Announce GPF Events

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu has been invited to take part in the third and fifth legs of the six-leg figure skating Grand Prix Series, the International Skating Union said Thursday.

According to the 2018-2019 selections announced by the ISU, Hanyu, a two-time men’s champion at the Winter Olympics, is among the entries for the Nov. 2-4 event in Helsinki (formerly the Cup of China) and the Nov. 16-18 Rostelecom Cup in Moscow.

Pyeongchang Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno will compete in the second and fourth events, the Oct. 26-28 Skate Canada and the Nov. 9-11 NHK Trophy in Hiroshima.

The Grand Prix Series field will also feature 10 Japanese women — among them Satoko Miyahara, Kaori Sakamoto and Wakaba Higuchi.

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