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Japan’s Mai Mihara put her bitterness at missing out on a spot in the Winter Olympics behind her by winning gold for the second time in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Saturday, as the United States enjoyed a one-two in the pairs event.

Mihara’s fourth-placed finish at the Japanese national championships in December ended her hopes of competing at her first Winter Games in Beijing, but she held her nerve in Tallinn to reclaim a title she won five years ago.

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