Figure skating took center stage Thursday during the men's short program. Yuzuru Hanyu, who won the gold medal at the Sochi Games in 2014, gave a mesmerizing performance that sent social media into a tizzy. Japan's Shoma Uno also lit up the ice with his routine and currently sits at third place. Now Japan waits to see if Hanyu can indeed win back-to-back gold medals. If so, he would become the first male skater to do so in over half a century.

Yuzuru Hanyu takes lead after short program at Pyeongchang Games

Yuzuru Hanyu’s score of 111.68 points, an Olympic record for the short program, has him in first place heading into Saturday’s free skate and halfway to skating immortality.