Hanyu defends gold in men's figure skating
NHK -- Feb 18
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu has won gold in the men's figure skating in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea.

He is the first male skater to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in 66 years.

Hanyu successfully landed his first quadruple jump in Saturday's free program. He entered the event in first place after setting an Olympic record in Friday's short program.

Japanese skater Shoma Uno won the silver medal.

Javier Fernandez from Spain took bronze.

平昌冬季五輪第9日は17日、フィギュアスケートの男子フリーが行われ、前日のショートプログラム(SP)首位の羽生結弦(23)がフリーでも圧巻の演技を披露し、66年ぶりの2連覇を達成した。
News sources: NHK, Kyodo
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