Japan’s Shun Sato wins bronze at British Grand Prix

Japan’s Shun Sato stood on the podium for the second time in the Figure Skating Grand Prix Series on Saturday, winning bronze in the MK John Wilson Trophy competition won by Italy’s Daniel Grassl.

Sato, 18, who won silver last November in Grenoble, France, improved one spot after the men’s short program in Sheffield. He had the third highest score in the free skate of 166.35 for a total of 249.03.

Shun Sato of Japan competes in the Men’s Free Skating during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating at iceSheffield on November 12, 2022 in Sheffield, England. (International Skating Union/Getty/Kyodo)

Grassl, who finished second in the short program, totaled 264.35, while Latvian Deniss Vasiljevs won silver at 254.56.

Japan’s Koshiro Shimada finished fourth at 247.17, while fellow countryman and Grand Prix debutant Tatsuya Tsuboi totaled 226.13 in fifth place.


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In the women’s competition, defending Four Continents champion Mai Mihara will go into the free skate in first place after scoring 72.23 for her short program. She leads the American Isabeau Levito by 0.17.

Mai Mihara of Japan competes in the Ladies Short Program during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating at iceSheffield on November 12, 2022 in Sheffield, England. (International Skating Union/Getty/Kyodo)

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