Hanyu likely to retire from international competition, turn pro

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Figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu competes at the Beijing Olympics in February.

Two-time Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu has decided to retire from international competition and turn professional, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

Hanyu, 27, will speak at a press conference on Tuesday evening to offer details about his future, according to his management agency.