Mindful of his error-riddled free skate at the Sochi Olympics, defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu refuses to get carried away after winning the men's figure skating short program at the Pyeongchang Games on Friday.

At the 2014 Sochi Games, Hanyu became the first Japanese man to win a figure skating gold, but on Saturday he will hope to avoid a repeat of his Sochi free skate, one he feared might not be good enough for a place on the Olympic podium.

Four years ago, Hanyu set a short program world record with 101.45 points, giving him a lead over three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada.