Yuzuru Hanyu wins gold medal
SOCHI, Russia -- Yuzuru Hanyu made it difficult on himself before coming through to win Japan's first gold medal in Olympic men's figure skating Friday night at the Sochi Games.
Not only did Hanyu fall on his opening jump, a quad salchow, but he also crashed on his third, a triple flip. That left plenty of room for Canada's Patrick Chan to skate through to the top of the podium, but he made three errors in a watered-down program to finish second.
Canada has never won the event, either.
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2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS: DAY 8
A recap of our top stories and videos from Friday, Feb. 14 at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi: