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Abbott wins gold after spill at Cup of China

Abbott wins gold after spill at Cup of China

American Jeremy Abbott came back from a fall on his opening jump to take the men's title at the Cup of China on Saturday.
Abbott was in third place following Friday's short program, but won the gold after disastrous performances by the two men ahead of him _ Russia's Artur Gachinski and Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu.
Gachinski, leader after the short, fell on his opening quad toeloop and stumbled on the landing of his second jump, a triple axel, to tumble to fifth overall. Hanyu finished in second, 1.38 points behind Abbott.
Italy's Carolina Kostner wobbled on a couple of landings of her own, but held on to beat American Mirai Nagasu for the women's title.


Updated : 2021-03-02 13:51 GMT+08:00