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Uno landed five quadruple jumps and showed off his superb skating skills in an impressive performance, as he and compatriot Sota Yamamoto fashioned a 1-2 finish in the prestigious annual competition.
Uno's winning total score was 304.46 points, nearly 25 points better than his previous season best. Yamamoto had the finest skate of his senior career and took second place with 274.35. Ilia Malinin of the United States rounded out the podium in third at 271.94 after putting on a jumping exhibition with five clean quads.
Shun Sato (250.16) rallied from a poor short program with a strong free skate to come in fourth. Kao Miura (245.74), third after the short program, struggled with his jumps and ended up fifth, while Italy's Daniel Grassl (244.97) came in sixth.
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Author: Jack Gallagher