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Mao Asada establishes world record

Updated: March 27, 2014, 11:19 AM ET
Associated Press

SAITAMA, Japan -- Mao Asada of Japan set a world record on Thursday in finishing first in the short program at the World Figure Skating Championships.

Skating to Chopin's Nocturne, Asada hit her trademark triple axel at the start of her routine and completed all her remaining jumps to finish with 78.66 points, surpassing the previous record of 78.50 set by Yuna Kim at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Carolina Kostner of Italy was second with 77.24 points, followed by Julia Lipnitskaia ...

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