Mao Asada leads Grand Prix Final
SOCHI, Russia -- Mao Asada took the lead with an exuberant short program Friday at the Grand Prix Final, edging American Ashley Wagner by a half point.
Asada opened her program to variations on "I Got Rhythm" with a strong double axel, followed by a fast triple flip-double loop.
The program was designed to "invigorate everybody who sees it, including me," Asada said. "I'm always skating it with a smile on my face."
Wagner opened with a big triple flip, followed in combination ...
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