Uno pips Jin to men’s figure skating gold

SAPPORO (Kyodo) — Japan’s Shoma Uno did enough in the free skate to overtake China’s Jin Boyang and win the men’s figure skating gold on Sunday, the final day of the Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games.

Uno, who sat 0.43 points behind Jin after the short program, made a few mistakes on landings but was awarded 188.84 points for a 281.27 total, while Jin could only post 187.22 in his second skate at Makomanai Indoor Skating Rink for a 280.08 total.

“It wasn’t my best performance but I kept challenging till the end and that might have won me this,” Uno said.

Chine’s Yan Han finished third on 271.86, and Japan’s Takahito Mura fourth on 263.31.


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