Gold medalist in the men's singles at the 2014 and 2018 Olympics; he also won first-place in the same event at the 2014 and 2017 World Championships. He became the first Asian figure skater competing in men's singles to win the Olympic gold.
He began figure skating when he was 4 years old.
He was first in singles at the 2010 World Junior Championships.
He has an older sister named Saya, who got him into figure skating.
At 19, he was the youngest men's singles figure skating Olympic gold medalist since Dick Button won in 1948.