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Mao Asada perseveres to win Final

Updated: December 7, 2013, 9:50 AM ET
Associated Press

FUKUOKA, Japan -- Japanese skater Mao Asada won the Grand Prix Final on Saturday despite failing to land two triple axels early in her free program.

Asada was first after the short program and overcame a fall on her opening triple axel and an under-rotation of the triple axel on her second combination jump to finish with 204.02 points.

Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia was second with 192.07 points followed by Ashley Wagner of the United States with 187.61.

"It was my first time ...

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