Updated: 02/15/2014 03:13 | By Agence France-Presse

Hanyu gives Japan first Olympic gold

Yuzuru Hanyu became the first Japanese man to win an Olympic figure skating gold in Sochi on Friday, as the teenager also claimed Japan's first title of the 2014 Winter Games.


Hanyu gives Japan first Olympic gold

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu performs in the Men's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014 - by Yuri Kadobnov

The 19-year-old from Sendai fell twice but took his first major title ahead of three-time world champion Patrick Chan after the men's free skating final.

Kazakh Denis Ten won bronze.

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