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Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu strikes back-to-back Olympic Men's figure skating Gold first time in 66 years

Catch Team | Updated on: 17 February 2018, 13:53 IST
Yuzuru Hanyu

After returning from an injury, Yuzuru Hanyu, a Japanese figure skater managed to become the first repeat Olympic Men's figure skating Gold medalist in 66 years on Saturday with his mesmerising performances in Winter Olympics 2018.

He is the first man in 66 years to defend his Olympic title and giving Japan it's first Pyeongchang gold. By defending his gold medal in PyeongChang, tallying 317.85 total points. Hanyu is also the third Japanese athlete in all Winter Olympic sports to win two gold medals

Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen from the United States skating champion landed six quadruple jumps in at a stretch. After repeated disappointments in his earlier competition, this eighteen-year-old champion performed outstanding and proved that he is the king of quads.

Adam Rippon, a figure skater from the United States wasn't able to win any medal in his final event at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but he still remains an Olympic star and the Darling of the audience and the social media. Rippon came out as everyone's favorite during the game and he was loved specially for his incredible artistic charm, his honesty, and hilarious tweets.

He was in the headlines for a feud with the United States Vice President Mike Pence over the politician’s position on gay rights.

First published: 17 February 2018, 12:24 IST
 
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