American Nathan Chen won the males’s Olympic figure skating gold to end the pain of 2018, but safeguarding champ Yuzuru Hanyu’s dive document attempt stopped working at Beijing 2022.

For Chen, 22, it was redemption after nerves damaged his dives when he was the favourite four years earlier.

Yuma Kagiyama took silver and also Japanese compatriot Shoma Uno the bronze.

” It implies the globe. I’m so pleased,” Chen stated. “It’s a speedy today. I had a blast around.”

With ground to make after Tuesday’s brief programme, Hanyu, 27, had been trying to execute the first quadruple axel in competitors but it finished in an autumn as well as he came fourth.

The climax of the event happened against the background of unpredictability over what could be the lawful concern that has until now avoided the giving out of the medals won in Monday’s group event.

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Olympic redemption for Chen

4 years ago, Chen – after that matured 18 – gotten to the Pyeongchang Gamings as favorite for the gold medal however nerves overcame him and also he failed to land a solitary enter his brief program.

That implied he remained in 17th location going into the second day, and although he wowed the courts with the top rating in the complimentary skate, the damages had actually currently been done and he could only finish fifth.

This year, the skate was securely on the other foot.

It was Hanyu who shed ground in Tuesday’s brief programme, missing his opening quadruple salchow due to a “opening” in the ice, while Chen placed in a magnificent screen that earned a world document rating for a short programme.

Having actually enjoyed Hanyu drop two times and his closest rivals carry out prior to him on Thursday, Chen knew what he needed to do when he required to the ice as the final skater.

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Doing to Elton John’s Rocket Male, the American toenailed his jumps in a performance that was as enjoyable as it was practically exceptional.

His last overall of the short and free skates combined was 332.60, with Kagiyama scoring 310.05 as well as Uno 293.00.

Considering that his frustration four years ago, Chen has taken place to dominate the sporting activity, winning three globe championships straight before finally getting his hands on Olympic gold.

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Last Updated: 10 Feb 2022