Kanako Murakami charms at Skate America
Japan's Kanako Murakami won the gold medal at Skate America with a final score of 164.93 to put her in front of American Rachael Flatt (162.86). Japan's Daisuke Takahashi overcame a fall and some shaky landings to win the men's free skate.
In the pairs competition, Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany nailed the opening throw of their free skate and skated toward the gold medal from there. And Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White tangoed their way to the gold medal in the ice dance competition.