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Fifteen-year-old Marin Honda could not defend her title at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Saturday, losing out to Russia’s 14-year-old Alina Zagitova despite posting her highest scores.

Honda, who became the seventh Japanese to win the tournament last year, logged personal-best scores in both the short skate on Friday (68.35) and free program on Saturday (133.26) for a total score of 201.61.

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