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Tuktamysheva takes women's title at figure skating worlds

Russia's Tuktamysheva sweeps to victory in women's event at figure skating world championships

Tuktamysheva takes women's title at figure skating worlds

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wrapped up the most successful season of her young career by easily winning the women's gold medal at the figure skating world championships on Saturday.

Tuktamysheva had a huge lead after landing a triple axel in the short program and extended it further in the free skate to score 210.36 points overall, more than 15 points ahead of silver medalist Satoko Miyahara of Japan.

Russia's Elena Radionova had a shaky program to fall from second place after the short program to third overall.

The top Americans, Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner, rebounded from disappointing performances in the short program to move up to fourth and fifth, respectively. They fell just short, however, of ending the nine-year drought of American women on the podium at the world championships.

Updated : 2021-09-27 04:25 GMT+08:00