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Japanese figure skater produces touching moment after winning the gold in Pyeongchang

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Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu successfully defended his gold medal in Pyeongchang, reaching a tally of 317.85 total points.

His countryman, 20-year old Shoma Uno, took the silver with 306.90 points.

Javier Fernandez claimed the bronze with 305.24 points, becoming the first ever Spaniard to win an Olympic figure skating medal.

By claiming the gold and defending it, Hanyu joins an elite club of men’s skaters who have won successive Olympic golds.

Gillis Grafstron (Sweden; 1920, 1924, 1928), Karl Schafer (Austria, 1932 and 1936), and Dick Button (United States, 1948 and 1952).

But, not only his performances were impressive.

During one of the ceremonies, Hanyu made a gesture that sums up the idea of the Olympics.

Standing on the No.1 spot, with his opponents also on the podium, he stretched his arms, urging them to come closer and join him on the top.

See the incredible jesture in the video below:

Hanyu definitely won the fans' respect and liking, with the reaction on social media being more than positive.

"He did such a great job in both programs, all while remaining humble and kind to his fellow competitors. it really is a joy to see someone like Yuzuru uniting people together at the games :)," was one of the comments.

"The big grin on his face and the way he has his arms over the other two, it's very much a "Look! These are my friends! They are also very good and we are winners together!" It's downright adorable!," another one added.

"I'm so glad more people are seeing how wonderful Yuzuru's character is, not just his skating. He possesses a natural kindness, humility and sincerity that makes all who know him love him. A true Olympic champion."

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The Japanese himself was over the moon with his victory.

“This is the best day of my skating life,” Hanyu claimed after winning the gold again.

“My tears were from my heart. I can find one word and that is happy.”

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