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Figure skating champion Hanyu braced for new rivals

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Yuzuru Hanyu, who has become the Olympic and world champion less than four years after his senior debut, expects a fresh shakeup in men's figure skating towards the next Winter Games. 

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu reacts as he celebrates his first place following his performance in the men's free skating competition at the world figure skating championships in Saitama, on March 28, 2014

The 19-year-old Japanese beat Canada's three-times world champion Patrick Chan for the gold medal at the Grand Prix Final in December and again at February's Sochi Olympics.

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