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Japanese superstar Daisuke Takahashi graces the October 2018 cover. After a four-year hiatus, the 32-year-old is returning to competition. His motivation to return is not fueled by money or fame, but a desire to close out his career on his own terms.

Making a comeback after a long absence from the competitive scene is a risky move for anyone, but even more so for someone who was a skating superstar not only in his nation, but also around the world.

Daisuke Takahashi is aware of the risks of returning to competition after a four-year hiatus, but his reasons for coming back are strictly personal.

This time, he is skating for himself.

 

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