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Yuzuru Hanyu and Rika Kihira continued Japan’s winning ways over the weekend by claiming the Autumn Classic International and the Nepela Trophy in varying fashions.

Hanyu began his season with an inconsistent performance in Oakville, Ontario. Though the two-time Olympic champion topped the podium with a total score of 263.65 points to best South Korea’s Cha Jun-hwan (259.78), it was not the kind of effort Hanyu was happy with and he said so afterward.

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