Figure skating-Japan's Uno retains world title to delight home crowd

Figure Skating - World Figure Skating Championships - Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan - March 25, 2023 Gold medallist Japan's Shoma Uno poses with medal after winning the men's free skating alongside silver medallist South Korea's Junhwan Cha and bronze medallist Ilia Malinin of the U.S. REUTERS/Issei Kato

SAITAMA, Japan (Reuters) -Shoma Uno retained his men's figure skating world title with a nerveless free skate on home ice on Saturday after Madison Chock and Evan Bates overcame a fall in their free dance to win their first ice dance world title.

After overcoming an ankle injury this week, Uno was not at his best but landed four clean quads in his "Air on the G String"/"Mea tormenta, properate" routine to earn 196.51 points and finish with an overall score of 301.14 points.

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