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Asada beats Kim

Mao Asada finally dethroned Olympic champion Kim Yu-Na to put Japan on top of the medals table on the final day of the 100th world figure skating championships on Saturday.

Olympic runner-up Asada claimed her second world title after Gothenburg in 2008, as teammate Daisuke Takahashi became the first Asian to win the men’s gold earlier in the week.

Asia claimed an unprecedented three of the four titles on offer as, for the first time, Europe failed to take at least one gold.

Asada finished second behind Kim in the free program but it was enough to seal her first victory over her long-time rival since the Grand Prix Final in December 2008.

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