Hanyu rises to Olympic gold

Updated: February 14, 2014, 6:26 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- Asked what his gold medal means for his devastated hometown of Sendai, Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu paused and said it was a difficult question that he wasn't sure he should answer. He did so anyway.

"Maybe I am a gold medalist at these Olympics, but this medal can't really help out the recovery in that region," he said through an interpreter. "I still feel helpless here. I still feel like I can't really help. But because I am a gold medalist, maybe I will be able ...

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