Gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu's arrival on Sunday provides a much needed morale boost for Team Japan, who advanced to the final rounds of struggled to keep up in speedskating and team figure skating but well behind the leaders. In figure skating a resurgent Olympic Athletes of Russia climbed to second place and won crowd support at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old wunderkind Red Gerard nabbed the first gold medal for the United States in men's slopestyle.

U.S. teenager Red Gerard captures slopestyle gold