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Hanyu stars as Plushenko bows out

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Nice skating Hanyu! My heart is with Patrick though (proud Canadian ;) )... Canadian men have never won a gold medal at the olympics. It's a strange curse!

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He bettered the previous record he set on his way to victory over Chan in the Grand Prix final by 1.61sec.

Didn't know they were competing against time...

Anyway its a shame after a record performance that Hanyu only has a 3.93 point lead. He'll have to be on his game to stay in front. He always has trouble with stamina in the free program.

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Ganbarre, Yuzuru-san ! Ganbarre, Nippon !

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Didn't know they were competing against time...

That's points, therougou. Not seconds.

Canadian men have never won a gold medal at the olympics. It's a strange curse!

Some of that was back in the day when the "arty" components were considered a little too fey by the judges. Also, some of the judging was more than suspect for other reasons. Thankfully that has changed and artistic expression is considered important. New judging rules have been put in place to ease--but not erase--corrupt practice.

But curse? No. It's a circumstance and can be overcome. Whether it will be or not, that is the joy and the agony of the Olympics.

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was there a pairs event? would have n idea by watching jmedia

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was there a pairs event? would have n idea by watching jmedia

There's a Japanese pair in the event and I have seen them a number of times already in the TV coverage. Is it possible you've just been watching at the wrong time?

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I am sure the J-media will start referring to Hanyu as a Tensai "Genius".

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That's points, therougou. Not seconds.

It was sarcasm... The part of the article I quoted says seconds.

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Sad to see Plushenko go out like this, he was so brilliant in his prime. He has given Hanyu a lot of support apparently, so now we true have a changing of the guard. Hanyu was brilliant in the short. I hope he goes all the way and gets the gold!

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Breaking news! Hanyu wins the gold.

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