Sochi Olympics, men’s figure skating results: Yuzuru Hanyu wins gold medal

Feb 13, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) performs in the mens short program figure skating during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Iceberg Skating Palace. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After another wild day on the ice for the men’s figure skating competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, the results are in. When the scores were tallied, Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu won the gold medal, which was the first for Japan.

Canada’s Patrick Chan finished in second place to bring home the silver, while Danis Ten of Kazakhstan secured the bronze.

Yuzuru and Chan entered the final day as the clear favorites to win the competition, but disappointing scores in the free skate left the door open for United States teenager Jason Brown to medal.

Brown struggled through the early portion of his “Riverdance” routine, but he got the crowd going one the music picked up and began playing to the fans at Iceberg Skating Palace. While his technical score was not anywhere near that of his competitors due to the lack of a quad in his routine, Brown’s performance was his strength and allowed him the opportunity to medal in the Sochi Games.

It was a rough night for all of the competitors in the free skate, but Brown finished off the night by getting the crowd on their feet and providing some excitement as he wrapped up his Olympic debut.

Brown scored a 152.37, which was only enough to land him in ninth place.

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Topics: 2014 Winter Olympics, Figure Skating, Sochi Olympics

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  • DJV

    I think the judging system focuses too much on the jumps, which results in skaters who are not as well rounded and polished, getting higher points than superior skaters. The results of the men’s figure skating at Sochi are a perfect example of this. Chan should have won and Brown, Joubert and Abbott were much better than their results suggest.

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