Mao Asada wins Four Continents title

Updated: February 10, 2013, 11:22 AM ET
Associated Press

OSAKA, Japan -- Two-time world champion Mao Asada won figure skating's Four Continents on Sunday, leading a Japanese sweep.

After reintroducing her trademark triple axel in Saturday's short program, Asada was downgraded on the jump in Sunday's free skate but was solid in her other elements to finish with 205.45 points. Akiko Suzuki was second with 190.08 points while Kanako Murakami finished third with 181.03.

Christina Gao of the United States finished fourth while Li Zijun of China ...

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