Japanese teen Shoma Uno wins Skate America

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Japanese teenager Shoma Uno landed three quadruple jumps in Sunday’s free skate to win the Skate America men’s title at Hoffman Estates, Illinois, reports Reuters.

The 18-year-old from Nagoya became the youngest Skate America winner in 14 years in capturing the opening event of the Grand Prix season.

Uno, skating to a tango, won with 279.34 points despite a late fall in his routine while Americans Jason Brown and Adam Rippon placed second and third, respectively.

The bronze medallist in last season Grand Prix final became the fourth Japanese men’s winner in the last five Skate Americas and youngest since France’s Brian Joubert in 2002.

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