Reynolds wins his first ISU title

Kevin Reynolds at 2012 Four Continents Championships

Canadian Kevin Reynolds surged from sixth place to take the gold at the 2013 Four Continents Championships. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu finished second and China’s Han Yan took the bronze.

Kevin Reynolds gave a flawless performance to “Concerto No. 4 in E minor” by Andre Mathieu, reeling off a quad Salchow, quad toe – triple toe, triple Axel – triple toe, another quad toe as well as three more triple jumps and two level-four spins. The Canadian scored a personal best of 172.21 points and racked up 250.55 points overall to take his first ISU Championships title.

Overnight leader Hanyu opened his program to “Notre Dame de Paris” with a quadruple toe but popped the Salchow into a double. He rallied back to nail five triples. All three spins merited a level four. The Japanese champion was ranked third in the free skating with 158.73 points and slipped from first to second at 246.38 points.

Han Yan’s program to “Masquerade Suite” by Aram Khatchaturian featured a triple Axel – triple toe and five clean triples, but he fell hard on an underrotated quad toe. The reigning World junior champion earned 150.14 points, a new personal best, and dropped from second to third at 235.22 points.

Photo: Greenwich Time

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