Injury, hiatus don’t slow Japan’s top skater
Fans who had been waiting for Yuzuru Hanyu’s comeback to the rink cheered and applauded as the defending Olympic champion pulled off his jumps one by one. Their excitement reached its peak when he successfully finished his program, with some fans even shedding tears.
The figure skating star finished first in the men’s short program on Friday at the Pyeongchang Olympics, his first competition after suffering a right ankle ligament injury in November. Hanyu nailed all of his jumps — a quadruple salchow, triple axel and quad-triple toeloop combination — to score 111.68 points, 4.1 points ahead of Javier Fernandez of Spain, at the Gangneung Ice Arena. Shoma Uno finished third with 104.17, while Keiji Tanaka trailed behind in 20th with 80.05.
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