| Event type

Singles, Men

Date13 – 14 February 2014
LocationDvorets Zimnego Sporta Aisberg, Coastal Cluster, Adler
Participants29 from 20 countries
FormatTotal of points from short program and free skating.

The heavy favorite in the men’s competition was Canadian Patrick Chan, who was World Champion in 2011-13 and had been runner-up in 2009-10. He had been especially dominant in the 2011/12 season when he won every major title available. Chan had to overcome the “Canadian men’s singles’ jinx” at the Olympics. Canadian male skaters Kurt Browning, Brian Orser, and Elvis Stojko had all come to the Olympics as a favorite or co-favorite but no Canadian man had ever won Olympic gold in singles competition.

Russian star Yevgeny Plyushchenko was the home favorite. He had not won a World title since 2004, and had struggled with back injuries and surgeries for the past few years. But Plyushchenko skated well in the team competition at Sochi, second only to Chan among the men, giving his fans hope. On the night of the short program, however, Plyushchenko warmed up, but then skated over to the side of the rink and withdrew with back pain. He would have another back surgery within weeks. Two other contenders were considered to be Kazakh Denis Ten, silver medalist at the 2013 Worlds, and Japan’s 2010 World Junior Champion Yuzuru Hanyu.

Hanyu took a surprising lead over Chan in the short program but it was very close and whoever won the free skate would likely take the gold medal. Spain’s Javier Fernández ranked third after the short, while Ten was in ninth place.

In the free skate Hanyu looked to have cost himself the gold medal when he fell on a quad salchow-triple flip combination. But Chan made some minor errors on a quad toe loop and triple axel and Hanyu won the free skate by just over ½-a-point, giving him the gold medal. Chan was second, continuing the Canadian jinx in the event, while Ten’s free skate moved him up to the bronze medal as Fernández dropped off the podium and placed fourth.

The top American Jason Brown, placed ninth, as no American singles skater stood on the Olympic podium for the first time since 1936. The top US skater, defending champion Evan Lysacek, had struggled with injuries all year and had not tried to make the American team at the trials.

PosNrSkaterNOCPointsShort ProgramFree Skating
1Yuzuru HanyuJPN280.09101.45 (1)178.64 (1)Gold
2Patrick ChanCAN275.6297.52 (2)178.10 (2)Silver
3Denis TenKAZ255.1084.06 (9)171.04 (3)Bronze
4Javier FernándezESP253.9286.98 (3)166.94 (5)
5Tatsuki MachidaJPN253.4283.48 (11)169.94 (4)
6Daisuke TakahashiJPN250.6786.40 (4)164.27 (6)
7Yan HanCHN246.2085.66 (8)160.54 (7)
8Peter LiebersGER239.8786.04 (5)153.83 (9)
9Jason BrownUSA238.3786.00 (6)152.37 (11)
10Michal BřezinaCZE233.6281.95 (12)151.67 (13)
11Tomáš VernerCZE232.9981.09 (13)151.90 (12)
12Jeremy AbbottUSA232.7072.58 (15)160.12 (8)
13Brian JoubertFRA231.7785.84 (7)145.93 (14)
14Alexandre MajorovSWE224.8683.81 (10)141.05 (16)
15Kevin ReynoldsCAN222.2368.76 (17)153.47 (10)
16Jorik HendrickxBEL214.0472.52 (16)141.52 (15)
17Misha GeUZB203.2668.07 (18)135.19 (17)
18Florent AmodioFRA198.6475.58 (14)123.06 (18)
19Michael Christian MartinezPHI184.2564.81 (19)119.44 (20)
20Yakiv HodorozhaUKR182.1962.65 (21)119.54 (19)
21Alexei BychenkoISR177.0662.44 (22)114.62 (21)
22Abzal RakhimgaliyevKAZ174.4064.18 (20)110.22 (22)
23Zoltan KelemenROU158.7660.41 (24)98.35 (23)
24Viktor RomanenkovEST139.9961.55 (23)78.44 (24)
25 r1/2Francisco RayaESP59.7659.76 (25)
26 r1/2Viktor PfeiferAUT56.6056.60 (26)
27 r1/2Paul Bonifacio ParkinsonITA56.3056.30 (27)
28 r1/2Liam FirusCAN55.0455.04 (28)
29 r1/2Brendan KerryAUS47.1247.12 (29)
DNSYevgeny PlyushchenkoRUS– (DNS)

Short Program (13 February 2014 — 19:07)

Judge #1Sam AuxierUSA
Judge #2Françoise De RappardBEL
Judge #3Qin GuangyingCHN
Judge #4Stanislava ŠmídováCZE
Judge #5Yevgeny RokhinUZB
Judge #6Peter LevinSWE
Judge #7Anthony LeroyFRA
Judge #8Igor ObraztsovRUS
Judge #9Christiane MörthAUT
PosNrSkaterNOCPointsTech. ElementsProgr. ComponentsDeductions
119Yuzuru HanyuJPN101.4554.8446.610.00
221Patrick ChanCAN97.5250.3447.180.00
320Javier FernándezESP86.9843.8743.110.00
429Daisuke TakahashiJPN86.4041.7544.650.00
527Peter LiebersGER86.0447.2638.780.00
616Jason BrownUSA86.0045.3940.610.00
724Brian JoubertFRA85.8445.1140.730.00
828Yan HanCHN85.6644.9440.720.00
926Denis TenKAZ84.0643.4941.571.00
1022Alexandre MajorovSWE83.8145.5238.290.00
1130Tatsuki MachidaJPN83.4840.9842.500.00
1225Michal BřezinaCZE81.9542.2039.750.00
1318Tomáš VernerCZE81.0942.1139.981.00
1423Florent AmodioFRA75.5835.7939.790.00
1511Jeremy AbbottUSA72.5837.2137.372.00
164Jorik HendrickxBEL72.5239.8832.640.00
1717Kevin ReynoldsCAN68.7633.9836.782.00
183Misha GeUZB68.0735.6432.430.00
195Michael Christian MartinezPHI64.8133.3131.500.00
206Abzal RakhimgaliyevKAZ64.1834.5029.680.00
212Yakiv HodorozhaUKR62.6534.0828.570.00
2215Alexei BychenkoISR62.4432.0531.391.00
238Viktor RomanenkovEST61.5534.1627.390.00
2412Zoltan KelemenROU60.4130.4030.010.00
2514Francisco RayaESP59.7628.9130.850.00
2613Viktor PfeiferAUT56.6025.2331.370.00
2710Paul Bonifacio ParkinsonITA56.3028.9128.391.00
281Liam FirusCAN55.0427.4729.572.00
299Brendan KerryAUS47.1221.8726.251.00
DNS7Yevgeny PlyushchenkoRUS

Free Skating (14 February 2014 — 19:07)

Judge #1Igor ObraztsovRUS
Judge #2Yukiko OkabeJPN
Judge #3Kadi ZvirikEST
Judge #4Stanislava ŠmídováCZE
Judge #5Daniel DelfaESP
Judge #6Peter LevinSWE
Judge #7Sam AuxierUSA
Judge #8Jan HoffmannGER
Judge #9Françoise De RappardBEL
PosNrSkaterNOCPointsTech. ElementsProgr. ComponentsDeductions
121Yuzuru HanyuJPN178.6489.6690.982.00
222Patrick ChanCAN178.1085.4092.700.00
313Denis TenKAZ171.0488.9082.140.00
418Tatsuki MachidaJPN169.9488.2282.721.00
519Javier FernándezESP166.9477.8089.140.00
620Daisuke TakahashiJPN164.2773.2791.000.00
717Yan HanCHN160.5480.6079.940.00
89Jeremy AbbottUSA160.1278.1082.020.00
923Peter LiebersGER153.8375.9778.861.00
1012Kevin ReynoldsCAN153.4779.8373.640.00
1124Jason BrownUSA152.3768.0984.280.00
1211Tomáš VernerCZE151.9073.9878.921.00
1316Michal BřezinaCZE151.6775.3177.361.00
1414Brian JoubertFRA145.9369.5176.420.00
158Jorik HendrickxBEL141.5273.8867.640.00
1615Alexandre MajorovSWE141.0566.0575.000.00
177Misha GeUZB135.1969.6365.560.00
1810Florent AmodioFRA123.0649.0074.060.00
192Yakiv HodorozhaUKR119.5465.1254.420.00
203Michael Christian MartinezPHI119.4462.5857.861.00
211Alexei BychenkoISR114.6259.9655.661.00
225Abzal RakhimgaliyevKAZ110.2253.9256.300.00
234Zoltan KelemenROU98.3550.2751.083.00
246Viktor RomanenkovEST78.4432.4248.022.00