Wang, Liu win ice dancing gold medal at Asian Winter Games

Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu of China perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance program of Figure Skating competition at Makomanai Indoor Skating Rink at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, northern Japan, on Feb. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu held their lead from the short dance to win the gold medal in ice dancing at the Asian Winter Games on Friday.

Skating to “New York, New York,” the Chinese pair combined intricate step sequences and powerful lifts to receive 98.26 points in the free dance for a combined total of 162.28.

Chris Reed and Kana Muramoto of Japan were second with 159.14 points and Chinese pair Chen Hong and Zhao Yan took bronze with 142.42 points.

In other events, Yuki Kobayashi won her third gold medal when she helped Japan win the women’s 4×5-kilometer relay in cross-country skiing.

The team of Kobayashi, Hikari Miyazaki, Kozue Takizawa and Chisa Obayashi clocked a total time of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 16.6 seconds.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun

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