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Kostner spoils Russian sweep at Cup of China

Kostner spoils Russian sweep at Cup of China

World bronze medalist Carolina Kostner edged American Mirai Nagasu in the short program at the Cup of China on Friday.
Kostner's score of 61.88 points was almost a point better than Nagasu, who received an edge deduction on her triple lutz-double toe loop combination. World junior champion Adelina Sotnikova, making her senior international debut, was third heading into Saturday's free skate, the first time she hasn't been atop the standings since the 2010 Russian championships.
The women's competition was the only blemish for the Russians, with world bronze medalist Artur Gachinski winning the men's short program, Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov claiming the top spot in pairs, and Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev taking a commanding lead in ice dance.


Updated : 2021-05-08 07:26 GMT+08:00