He is a two-time Olympic champion , , a two-time World champion , , a four-time Grand Prix Final champion — , a Four Continents champion and three times silver medalist , , , the World Junior champion, the —10 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a four-time Japanese national champion — He has also medaled at four other World Championships, taking bronze in , and silver in , and Upon winning the Four Continents Championships , Hanyu became the first male singles skater to achieve a Super Slam , having won all major competitions in his senior and junior career. Regarded as one of, if not the greatest figure skater in history,    Hanyu has broken world records nineteen times—the most times amongst singles skaters since the introduction of the ISU Judging System in He holds the current world record for the short program, in addition to the historical world records for all three segments for the era before the —19 season. Hanyu is the first Asian figure skater competing in men's singles to win the Olympic gold.
In particular, Sakuraba is famous for his initial fight with Royce, which lasted ninety minutes and ended after Royce was unable to continue due to damage received from Sakuraba. He is also the first of only two Japanese champions in UFC history. Sakuraba is the founder of the submission wrestling promotion Quintet , where he has competed since Sakuraba became a fan of Japanese professional wrestling on his childhood thanks to the Tiger Mask manga , with the eponymous New Japan Pro Wrestling wrestler Tiger Mask being his favorite. He won the East Japan Freshman championship in his first year and served as their team captain thereafter. In his senior year, he finished fourth place in the All-Japan tournament. Amongst his notable wins was one over future Olympic bronze medalist Takuya Ota. However, at the last minute, he decided to continue his road to professional wrestling.