Japan acquired its first gold of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as skating superstar Yuzuru Hanyu turned in a virtually flawless performance for the free skate portion of the men's figure skating event. With the victory, Hanyu became one of just four men in Olympic history to win consecutive golds.

Teammate Shoma Uno tooks the silver medal with a combine score of 306.90, while Hanyu’s training partner Javier Fernandez claimed the bronze on 305.24. The 1-2 finish by Hanyu and Uno brought Japan its first ever multiple skating medals in a single figure skating discipline at the Olympics, while Fernandez collected a historic first Olympic medal in the sport for Spain.