Ja­pan’s Uno wins Skate Amer­ica, Amer­i­cans fin­ish 2nd and 3rd

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

HOFF­MAN ES­TATES, ILL. >> Ja­pan’s Shoma Uno landed three quadru­ple jumps en route to the Skate Amer­ica men’s ti­tle Sun­day.

Amer­i­cans Ja­son Brown and Adam Rip­pon placed se­cond and third in the first event of the Grand Prix sea­son.

Uno, skat­ing to an in­tense tango, moved seam­lessly through his de­mand­ing pro­gram, but fell late in the rou­tine on a triple axel com­bi­na­tion. He fin­ished with 279.34 points.

“The first half of my pro­gram was great,” Uno, 17, said through a trans­la­tor. “Un­for­tu­nately, I missed a three-jump com­bi­na­tion to­ward the end and I feel re­gret­table about that. My six-minute warmup didn’t feel so good, but I was still able to pull out what I felt to­day, and I’m sat­is­fied in that sense.”

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