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.
"It would be really wonderful if he (Hanyu) could win again,” the Swedish great’s step-daughter Vera Schieckel said in an exclusive interview.
The 18-year-old won the men’s free skate with a personal-best score of 208.94 points.
Kaori Sakamoto, Wakaba Higuchi, Yuma Kagiyama and Shoma Uno make preparations for Japan.
"I’m happy with the way that it went today,” Chen said. “And overall, my goal is just to enjoy this experience as much as I can."
The men’s short program will kick off the team event Friday morning, followed by the rhythm dance and the pairs short program.
It appears that the Japan Skating Federation’s strategy was to try and keep the skaters in Japan for as long as possible.
The three-time world champion says he’ll do five quadruple jumps in his free skate next week.
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