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In which will they be now: Sochia€™s figure skating champions

In which will they be now: Sochia€™s figure skating champions

Men’s: Yuzuru Hanyu, Japan

Yuzuru Hanyu claimed silver in Sochi in history-making manner, getting initial men’s skater to get more than 100 factors into the quick regimen, the very first Japanese guy to win Olympic gold in men’s skating, and (at 19 yrs old) the youngest men’s Olympic champion in nearly 60 decades. Hanyu returned home to a parade of apparently close to 100,000 men, but was not content to sit down back and enjoy the ruins of their Olympic victory. Simply 30 days afterwards, he competed from the 2014 industry Championships and reported gold.

Hanyu’s post-Olympic month have off to a rough begin at 1st fantastic Prix event, the 2014 Cup of Asia. Within the warm-up before the complimentary regimen, Hanyu about collided with another skater. Determined to compete in any event, Hanyu fell five times while in the plan. He had been in a position to retrieve for any fantastic Prix last to make a personal-best score during the complimentary skate and declare gold by over 34 details behind the silver medalist, The country of spain’s Javier Fernandez. Fernandez finished the summer season above, however, taking the gold medal at the 2015 community Championships while Hanyu got gold.

Hanyu and Fernandez, which train together in Toronto, Canada under two-time Olympic sterling silver medalist Brian Orser, both continued her brands the following period. Hanyu obtained silver over Fernandez from the 2015 great Prix Final with world record scores for his small plan, free skate and complete get. But Hanyu is not his finest at the 2016 community Championships, producing numerous mistakes inside the cost-free skate while Fernandez was near-perfect.