Yuzuru Hanyu is regarded as the greatest figure skater in history ©Getty Images

Three videos of figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu performing without his ice skates have generated more than one million combined views.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Japanese star has been unable to attend his local facilities due to social restrictions put in place and has instead showed his choreography off the ice.

The videos posted by the Japan Skating Federation on Twitter showed Hanyu performing routines of his from the past nine years.

In the first video posted, Hanyu said: "This is the journey I took with my programme since March 11, 2011."

The date is in reference to the earthquake and tsunami that hit his home of Sendai, which struck while he practiced at his local ice rink.

In total, 15,899 people died due to the natural disaster which also infamously caused a meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima.

The three videos show a chronological progression from Hanyu's first programme called "White Legend" in 2011 to the present day.

He is often regarded as the greatest figure skater of all time and at the age of 25 is a two-time Olympic champion after wins in Sochi and Pyeongchang in 2014 and 2018.

Hanyu has also broken the world record a record-breaking 19 times - the most by a figure skater in history.

In February, he won the Four Continents title to complete a "super slam" of figure skating's most prestigious prizes.

As well as his two Olympic titles, he has also won two world titles and four Grand Prix Finals in his career.

His super slam also includes the World Junior Championships and the Junior Grand Prix Final.