GALLERY: 10 days of the Pyeongchang Olympics

Some of our favorite shots from the first 10 days of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Japanese figure skater Shoma Uno trains ahead of the men's free skate in Gangneung. Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu performs the free skate that won him a back-to-back Olympic gold. Girls watch a figure skating competition through the curtain. Nao Kodaira of Japan skates ahead of Czech Republic's Karolina Erbanova in the women's 500-meter speed skating competition. Italian snowboarder Michela Moioli, in the top left, races down the slope en route to winning the women's snowboard cross. Hanna Huskova of Belarus soars during the women's freestyle skiing aerials. North Korea cheerleaders chant during the women's Alpine skiing giant slalom competition. Mirai Nagasu of the United States performs during the figure skating team event. South Korea's Yun Sung Bin dons an "Iron Man" helmet in the men's skeleton South Korean newspapers report on the unified Korean women's ice hockey team. Shaun White of the United States takes to the air in the men's snowboarding halfpipe qualification before winning the gold medal. Strong winds blow through Pyeongchang, swirling a security staffer's hair over her head. Nathan Chen from the United States performs his free skate. An Olympic athlete from Russia, a Japanese athlete and a Kazakhstan athlete race in the short-track speed skating event. Olympic staff exercise to keep warm. Japanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai flies through the air during training. Staff girls are fixated on a figure skating event, perhaps dreaming of their future. Reactions Mirai Nagasu of the United States after becoming the first ever American woman to successfully land a triple axel. Yuzuru Hanyu celebrates moments after completing his free skating program. Sara Takanashi of Japan cries happy tears in the arms of her coach after winning the bronze medal in the women's normal hill individual ski jumping. German figure skaters Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot hear their score for the pairs skating competition. Marcel Hirscher of Austria rejoices upon winning the gold medal in the men's Alpine skiing giant slalom. The Olympic Athlete from Russia team poses with with their Soohorang dolls after placing second in the team figure skating event. Hanna Huskova and her competitors from China, Zhang Xin and Kong Fangyu, embrace after Huskova gets the gold in the women's freestyle skiing aerials.

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GALLERY: Figure skating gold medalist Hanyu and rivals

Yuzuru Hanyu returned from an ankle injury with a bang, living up to fans' expectations by winning his second consecutive Olympic figure skating gold medal on Feb. 17, 2018. The 23-year-old star was the third-to-last skater after taking a slender lead into the free skate over rivals including Javier Fernandez of Spain, Japanese compatriot Shoma Uno and Jin Boyang of China. Hanyu skates to music from the Japanese movie soundtrack "Seimei" by Shigeru Umebayashi. Hanyu cleanly lands an array of triple and quadruple jumps. Hanyu barely lands this one. Hanyu drops his knee down to the ice after giving his all in his performance. Hanyu is relieved in the kiss and cry. Javier Fernandez, who was second after the short program, follows Hanyu with a brilliant performance of his own but placed second with only Shoma Uno remaining in the free skate. Uno, third after the short program, is unable to land his first toe loop but regroups to finish strongly. Hanyu finds out he has won. People in Hanyu's home town Sendai celebrate his victory at a public viewing. Earlier in the free skate, 16-year-old host country favorite Cha Jun Hwan wraps up his Olympic debut. Nathan Chen of the United States, who was one of the gold medal favorites coming into the Pyeongchang Games, reacts after his gutsy performance. He bounced back from a disappointing short program to have the highest free skate score and finish fifth. Hanyu jumps onto the podium. They are all smiles after a hard-fought competition. (Getty) Hanyu and Fernandez hug each other as their coach Brian Orser proudly takes a picture. The men's figure skating medal ceremony. Last but not least, here is the full video of Hanyu's press conference the following day on Feb. 18.     More on Yuzuru Hanyu: Olympics: Back-to-back Olympic champ Hanyu's next goal is quad axel Olympics: As promised, Hanyu steals Olympic show with gold Olympics: Hanyu wins 2nd consecutive gold  

Feb 17, 2018 | KYODO NEWS

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