Yuzuru Hanyu is back on the ice after injury and leads after the men short program at the Pyongchang Olympics. The top 4 in the ranking passed the 100 points limit and the top 10 performed a total of 14 quad jumps. Hanuy (Japan), Javier Fernandez (Spain) and Shoma Uno (Japan) are the first three.
After more than three months without competition due to injury, the Olympic champion looks in pretty good shape. Yuzuru remained very close to his world record and recorded 111.68 points. His program on music by Chopin was less difficult with quad salchow and toeloop in combination in the second part. Of course, all elements took level 4.
Charlie Chaplin or Javier Fernandez, who stupidly lost a medal four years ago, threw himself into a battle. The Spaniard gained 107.58 points, which is also very close to his personal record. Javi did the combination of a quadruple with a triple toeloop, which he often misses.
Uno and Boyang Jin (China), whose career goes in parallel followed. This is their first Olympics and they scored more than 100 points. And we saw more difficult quads – flip for Uno and lutz for Jin. Very close to them is another debutant – Dmitri Aliev, who also succeeded in the quad lutz. Triple world champion Patrick Chan (Canada) topped the top 6 with quad toeloop with with fall on his problematic triple axel.
Some people jumped while otherс skatед. The lack of a quad jump did not prevent Adam Ripon from being seventh after a new inspired performance at his first Olympics at the age of 28. Unlike Adam, his compatriot and teammate Nathan Chen obviously can not hold the pressure. The Yankees hope for medal failed in the Team Trophy, and here is only 17th with problems in the three jumps.
In the top 10 are Mihail Kolyada (Russia), Michal Brezina (Czech Republic) and Keegan Messing (Canada).