It was not as majestic as it could have been, but the morning after the reality is that Yuzuru Hanyu is the Olympic champion.

Hanyu struggled through his free skate at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Friday night, but emerged victorious after Canada's Patrick Chan was unable to seize the moment.

After Hanyu's second fall, it looked as if the gold had slipped away, but Chan came apart when he took the ice and the rest is history.