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Feb 15, 2014

Two silvers is as good as gold for Chan

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – He has already endured one sleepless night thinking about the “split second moments that could have changed everything” and now Patrick Chan fears he may be haunted for years by his failure to win gold at the Sochi Olympics.

The 23-year-old figure skater had been the overwhelming favorite to end Canada’s endless search for a male Olympic champion but instead he joined an ever-growing queue of compatriots who ended up with silver – a medal that represents being the ‘best of all the losers’.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Two silvers is as good as gold for Chan

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) – He has already endured one sleepless night thinking about the “split second moments that could have changed everything” and now Patrick Chan fears he may be haunted for years by his failure to win gold at the Sochi Olympics.

The 23-year-old figure skater had been the overwhelming favourite to end Canada’s endless search for a male Olympic champion but instead he joined an ever-growing queue of compatriots who ended up with silver – a medal that represents being the ‘best of all the losers’.

Feb 15, 2014

Short track: ‘Baa Baa’ Zhou lets her blades do the talking

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Four years after creating a stir back home for thanking her parents rather than the Chinese government for her gold medal in Vancouver, Zhou Yang let her golden blades do the talking at the Sochi Games on Saturday.

The 22-year-old survived a false start in the short track final and avoided a three-skater pile-up in mid-race to retain her 1,500 meters title.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Short track-”Baa Baa” Zhou lets her blades do the talking

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Four years after creating a stir back home for thanking her parents rather than the Chinese government for her gold medal in Vancouver, Zhou Yang let her golden blades do the talking at the Sochi Games on Saturday.

The 22-year-old survived a false start in the short track final and avoided a three-skater pile-up in mid-race to retain her 1,500 metres title.

Feb 15, 2014

Newsmaker – Hanyu shows he’s the ultimate survivor

SOCHI, Russia/TOKYO (Reuters) – A journey that almost ended three years ago when Yuzuru Hanyu watched in horror as the ice cracked beneath his blades and the ground shook violently, culminated in glorious triumph 8,000 kilometres away at the Sochi Olympics on Friday.

That magnitude 9.0 earthquake near Hanyu’s home city of Sendai in March 2011 not only destroyed his training arena but also set off a massive tsunami and nuclear disaster that ultimately claimed nearly 20,000 lives in Japan.

Feb 15, 2014

Hanyu shows he’s the ultimate survivor

SOCHI, Russia/TOKYO (Reuters) – A journey that almost ended three years ago when Yuzuru Hanyu watched in horror as the ice cracked beneath his blades and the ground shook violently, culminated in glorious triumph 8,000 kilometers away at the Sochi Olympics on Friday.

That magnitude 9.0 earthquake near Hanyu’s home city of Sendai in March 2011 not only destroyed his training arena but also set off a massive tsunami and nuclear disaster that ultimately claimed nearly 20,000 lives in Japan.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Hanyu shows he’s the ultimate survivor

SOCHI, Russia/TOKYO, Feb 14 (Reuters) – A journey that almost ended three years ago when Yuzuru Hanyu watched in horror as the ice cracked beneath his blades and the ground shook violently, culminated in glorious triumph 8,000 kilometres away at the Sochi Olympics on Friday.

That magnitude 9.0 earthquake near Hanyu’s home city of Sendai in March 2011 not only destroyed his training arena but also set off a massive tsunami and nuclear disaster that ultimately claimed nearly 20,000 lives in Japan.

Feb 14, 2014

Hanyu survives blunders to win gold

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – With a Japanese flag draped around his slender shoulders, Yuzuru Hanyu whizzed around the ice for a victory lap resembling ‘Superman’ after he became the first Asian to win the men’s Olympic figure skating title on Friday.

The competition, however, was anything but super as Hanyu won a nerve-racking free skate program, littered with slips, blunders and stumbles by the leading contenders.

Feb 14, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Hanyu survives blunders to win gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 14 (Reuters) – With a Japanese flag draped around his slender shoulders, Yuzuru Hanyu whizzed around the ice for a victory lap resembling ‘Superman’ after he became the first Asian to win the men’s Olympic figure skating title on Friday.

The competition, however, was anything but super as Hanyu won a nerve-racking free skate programme, littered with slips, blunders and stumbles by the leading contenders.

Feb 14, 2014

Queen Yuna prepares for battle with Russian princess

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Dressed in a black neck-to-ankle outfit, Kim Yuna easily blended in with her three fellow skaters as she took to the ice at the training rink in Sochi on Friday.

With all four women wearing similar dark clothing, it was hard to keep track of who was who as they weaved from side to side during their warm ups.