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Sun Nov 1, 2015, 08:49 PM

Ashley Wagner wins Skate Canada in feat not seen since 2010

Ashley Wagner held on to beat the reigning World champion for her fourth Grand Prix series victory at Skate Canada on Saturday.

Wagner, a three-time U.S. champion, totaled personal bests in her short program Friday (70.73 points) and free skate Saturday (131.79) at the Lethbridge, Alberta, event.

“Backstage {before the free skate}, I was looking at [coach Rafael Arutyunyan], and I was just like, ‘I’m not ready to do this. I don’t want to do this,'” Wagner said at a press conference. “So I’m glad that I looked composed by the time I got out there.”

Russian World champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva improved from seventh after a disastrous short program to finish second to Wagner, but 13.6 points behind. Tuktamysheva outscored Wagner by 1.83 in the free skate, landing a triple Axel.

Read more: http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2015/10/31/ashley-wagner-wins-skate-canada-elizaveta-tuktamysheva-polina-edmunds-figure-skating/

Americans also came in fourth in the men's program (Adam Rippon) and second in ice dancing (the Shibutanis).

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