Tatsuki Machida wins Moscow event

Updated: November 23, 2013, 10:45 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Japan's Tatsuki Machida won gold in the Rostelecom Cup on Saturday, landing a clean quad-double combination and following it with a triple axel-triple toe loop and racing past early leader Maxim Kovtun's error-riddled free skate.

Machida, second after the short program, had complained of feeling out of shape for reasons he couldn't identify, but appeared to have shaken off the malaise, his only significant fault being a hand down to the ice on his opening quad.

Kovtun landed ...

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