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It was a banner weekend for Japan on the ice, with Rika Kihira and Shoma Uno taking the gold medals at the Four Continents Championships and Satoko Miyahara and Koshiro Shimada doing the same at the Bavarian Open.

Kihira bounced back from her second-place finish at the Japan Championships in December to re-establish herself as the favorite for the world title next month in Saitama. Despite landing just one triple axel, the 16-year-old still scored a comfortable victory over Kazakhstan’s Elizabet Tursynbaeva, who came in second.

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