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2-time Olympic champion Hanyu rings down the curtain on career
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu announced on July 19 that he was hanging up his skates and retiring from competition after a glorious career that saw his popularity soar worldwide.
Hanyu, 27, held a news conference in Tokyo to announce his retirement.
He won gold medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 and the Pyeongchang Games four years later, becoming the first repeat Olympic champion in men’s figure skating in 66 years.
Hanyu also won the world championships in 2014 and 2017 as well as four straight Grand Prix Finals from 2013. He also won six All-Japan Championships.
He tried to become the first male figure skater in 94 years to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals, but finished off the podium in fourth at the Beijing Winter Olympics this year.
ring down the curtain on something：慣用語，1)表演終止，源自劇場表演結束時以敲鐘示意降下舞臺帷幕；2)結束。例句：The restaurant announced that it will ring down the curtain after nearly a half century of business.（該餐廳宣布結束近半世紀的營運。）
hanging up (one’s) boots：慣用語，從某項運動退休。本文中將boots改為skates。
soar：動詞，猛增，驟升。例句：Food prices further soar as inflation hits record high.（食物價格在通貨膨脹創新高之際進一步飆漲。）
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