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Chen wins free skate at World Team event


OSAKA, Japan — Threetime world champion Nathan Chen won the free skate at the figure skating World Team Trophy on Friday to continue his dominance of two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu.

Winner of the past five U.S. titles, Chen landed two more quadruple toeloops as part of combinatio­n jumps to score 203.24 points. Chen has not lost a competitio­n since the 2018 Olympics.

Hanyu, who was second after the short program, finished with 193.76 points. Russian skater Mikhail Kolyada was third with 180.72 points.

Russia led the competitio­n after the second day with 91 points, eight ahead of the United States.

Russia finished first in the free dance to claim the ice dance gold. Americans Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-luc Baker were third.

Each country sends two men, two women, one pair and one ice-dancing entry. The points are combined across the four discipline­s to determine the winner.

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