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Javier Fernandez takes Euro gold

Updated: January 18, 2014, 2:14 PM ET
Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Javier Fernandez of Spain successfully defended his European figure skating title ahead of two Russian rivals despite several small mistakes in the free skate on Saturday.

Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russia's Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006.

Sergei Voronov was second with 252.55 points and Konstantin Menshov had 237.24 in third ...

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