Hanyu trained to his free skate of “Heaven and Earth” during a 35-minute session in which he tried several times to land the elusive quadruple axel.
Strong performances by Kaori Sakamoto in the women’s free skate and Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara in the pairs free skate secured the historic medal.
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"It would be really wonderful if he (Hanyu) could win again,” the Swedish great’s step-daughter Vera Schieckel said in an exclusive interview.
It was Japan’s first gold in the normal hill event since Yukio Kasaya led a podium sweep in Sapporo 50 years ago.
Reira Iwabuchi placed fifth and compatriot Kokomo Murase earned a 10th-place finish in her Olympic debut.
With seven points in Group B, Japan reached the last eight for the first time in four Olympic appearances.
The 18-year-old won the men’s free skate with a personal-best score of 208.94 points.
The Gifu Prefecture native earned Japan’s first medal at the Beijing Games.
The Japanese ace had an impressive second jump but was overtaken by the remaining jumpers.
Six Smile Japan players scored a goal as coach Yuji Iizuka’s squad improved to 2-0 in Beijing.