Golden boy

Japan’s figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu, center, silver medalist Patrick Chan of Canada, left, and bronze medalist Denis Ten of Kazakhstan stand on the podium during the flower ceremony after the men’s free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday.

  • 5

    CrazyJoe

    Yuzuru Hanyu wrote a new page in Japanese men's figure skating history for the Winter Olympics.

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    darbysan

    Well done Hanyu san I knew you would bring home the GOLD

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    genjuro

    Omedetou, Yuzuru! Marvelous work.

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    smithinjapan

    Nice photo. Congrats to those on the podium, especially Hanyu.

  • -11

    bauerplay123

    If you fall, you should be eliminated.

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    trinklets2

    Not so sure though, the surnames of the are Chinese sounding.

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    Iowan

    Good job! Carry on, Japan.

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    jojotoday

    Not so sure though, the surnames of the are Chinese sounding.

    LOL. I was thinking the same thing.

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    paulinusa

    "Not so sure though, the surnames of the are Chinese sounding."

    While this case might not apply(except for Japan), it has been noted that while Europeans still dominate, athletes from Asian countries have made incremental gains at recent winter Olympics.

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    Pukey2

    Not sure, but I think Ten is an ethnic Korean (as many Koreans were forced from the East to other parts of the former Soviet Union) as is the gymnast Nellie Kim.

    But certainly, three Asian faces on the podium!

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    BurakuminDes

    Great job Yuzu-chan! Flawless performance! Tough luck to Pa-chan - but Im sure he will be in the mix for Pyeongchang 2018.

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    Kurobune

    Way to go, guys ! Gokurosama, Yuzuru-san! Yoku yatta !

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    danalawton1@yahoo.com

    When you consider Japan has only won a total of 9 Gold Medals overall in 19 Winter Olympic meetings.... Hanyu's Gold Medal in a Premier Winter Event is quite substantial.

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