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Shoma Uno, Japan’s Olympic Medalist, Announces Figure Skating Retirement

Shoma Uno Announce Retirement

The 26-year-old shared his retirement announcement on Instagram this Thursday, highlighting his journey that includes a silver medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and a bronze at the 2022 Beijing Games. He also secured world championship titles consecutively in 2022 and 2023.

In his post, Uno expressed his appreciation for everyone who supported him throughout his skating career.

Shoma Uno reflected on beginning his figure skating journey at five years old and pursuing the sport for 21 years, just like Sakamoto Kaori. He shared his gratitude for a fulfilling athletic career.

He announced that he would hold a press conference next Tuesday, May 14, to discuss his experiences and his plans for the future.

Hailing from Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, Uno was known for attempting challenging jumps early in his career and made a mark in international junior competitions.

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