The 2014 Winter Olympics is scheduled to take place in Sochi, Russia from February 6, 2014 through February 22, 2014. This is a list of some of the male figure skaters to watch during the Winter Olympic Games.
- 2014 Olympic Figure Skating Schedule
Yuzuru Hanyu - Japan
Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu won the men's Japanese title in 2013 and also won the 2013 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, defeating three-time World Figure Skating Champion Patrick Chan. Some say, Hanyu might win the Olympic gold medal in Sochi. He is also the 2010 Junior World Figure Skating Champion and won the bronze medal at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships. He trains under coach Brian Orser in Toronto, Canada.
Patrick Chan of Canada may be the favorite to win gold in Sochi. He has won three consecutive world figure skating titles.
Jason Brown of the USA won the silver medal at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. He is known for his quiet and effortless skating and for being one of the nicest and friendliest figure skaters in the USA. He is the first teenage male figure skater from the USA to make the Olympic figure skating team since 1976.
Javier Fernández - Spain
Spanish national figure skating champion Javier Fernández won the bronze medal at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships and also won the 2013 men's European figure skating title. He competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He is the first Spanish figure skater to ever medal at the World Figure Skating Championships and at the European Figure Skating Championships.
Kevin Reynolds - Canada
Kevin Reynolds is the 2013 Four Continents Champion and placed 5th at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships. When he won the Four Continents Championships in 2013, he landed five quadruple jumps.
Daisuke Takahashi - Japan
Daisuke Takahashi won bronze at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He also won the 2010 world figure skating title. He is the first male figure skater from Japan to win an Olympic medal and he also is the first Asian men's skater to win a world figure skating championship.
Denis Ten - Kazakhstan
Denis Ten won the silver medal at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships and is the first figure skater from Kazakhstan to win gold at any international figure skating event. He placed 11th at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Evgeni Plushenko won gold at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. He has won the Russian national men's figure skating title ten times and hopes to qualify to compete in Sochi. Although the Olympics will take place in Russia, only one Russian male skater will qualify to compete. If Plushenko qualifies, 2014 will be the fourth Olympics he has competed in. He holds the record for being the first man to have won medals in three consecutive Olympic Winter Games since he won silver in 2002, gold in 2006, and silver in 2010.
Will three-time US men's champion, Jeremy Abbott, qualify again and compete in a second Olympic Games? He did not compete in the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships since only two men from the USA qualified for "Worlds," and Abbott finished in third place at the 2013 US Figure Skating Championships. He has announced that the 2014 competition season will be his last.