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In Photos: The evolution of figure skating superstar Hanyu's performances

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A 12-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu takes part in a skating class at the rink once used as the training ground of women's figure skater Shizuka Arakawa, a gold medalist at the 2006 Winter Olympics, in Sendai's Izumi Ward on April 3, 2007. (Mainichi)