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Japan's Mura wins Four Continents

Updated: January 24, 2014, 12:55 PM ET
Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Takahito Mura of Japan won the Four Continents gold medal despite placing second to figure skating compatriot Takahiko Kozuka in the free skate on Friday.

Mura's near-flawless performance included a triple axel plus double toe loop jump sequence, and quadruple toe loop jump. They earned him 158.35 points for the segment and 242.56 overall, more than six points better than second-place Kozuka.

Fourth after the short program, Kozuka's free skate lead allowed him to ...

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