A new king of men’s figure skating has been crowned as Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu beat out Canada's Patrick Chan for the gold medal, despite both skaters failing to wow the crowd in Sochi. Yuzuru set a new record in the short program, but the 19-year-old phenom didn't equal his spectacular skate with a medal on the line. However, Chan was unable to take seize the opportunity and grab gold.
Denis Ten took the bronze medal to earn Kazakhstan's first ever figure skating medal.
But the question left hanging over the ice was, "What if Evgeni Plushenko had competed?" The four-time Olympic medalist for Russia was impressive in the team event earlier in the Games, but pulled out of men's competition with an injured back. Given his experience and recent form, he certainly would have been a threat to take gold, given the less-than-stellar performances from Chan and Yuzuru.
American teenager Jason Brown was unable to get the score he needed to make the podium and finished ninth.
Gold: Yuzuru Hanyu, Japan
Silver: Patrick Chan, Canada
Bronze: Denis Ten, Kazakhstan
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