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Yuzuru Hanyu claims NHK Trophy

Updated: November 24, 2012, 8:32 AM ET
Associated Press

SENDAI, Japan -- Japanese teenager Yuzuru Hanyu won the free skate at the NHK Trophy on Saturday -- one day after breaking his own world record in the short program -- to secure a place in next month's Grand Prix final.

The 17-year-old Hanyu, who scored a record 95.32 in Friday's short program, opened his free skate with a quadruple toe loop and hit six triple jumps on the way to victory with a score of 261.03 points.

He was unable to land the second quad -- a salchow -- and fell ...

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