BBC Sport - Sochi 2014: Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu holds on for figure skating gold

Hanyu holds on for figure skating gold

Yuzuru Hanyu became the first Japanese man to win an Olympic figure skating gold as he held on to win his country's first gold of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The 19-year-old fell twice in the free skating final but held on because of a world record score in Thursday's short programme and errors from his rivals.

Hanyu posted an overall score of 280.09 to beat Patrick Chan of Canada, who also stumbled in his last performance.

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