ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017

Yuzuru Hanyu
comes from behind to win title;
Uno finishes 2nd

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World Figure Skating Championships

Yuzuru Hanyu dazzled in the free skate, rebounding from a fifth-place finish in the short program to win the world title on April 1 in Helsinki. It was his second career world title after winning the championships three years earlier. Shoma Uno took second — his first finish on the podium at the worlds — after finishing second in both the short program and the free skate.

Shoma Uno performs his short program on March 30.

Shoma Uno performs his short program on March 30.

Shoma Uno performs his short program on March 30.

Shoma Uno performs his short program on March 30.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his short program on March 30.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his short program on March 30.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his short program on March 30.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his short program on March 30.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his short program on March 30.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his short program on March 30.

Yuzuru Hanyu looks dejected after his short program in which he placed 5th.

Shoma Uno performs his free skate on April 1.

Shoma Uno performs his free skate on April 1.

Shoma Uno performs his free skate on April 1.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his free skate on April 1.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his free skate on April 1.

Yuzuru Hanyu finishes his free skate on April 1.

Yuzuru Hanyu looks confident after his program in which he broke his own record in the free skating score.

Yuzuru Hanyu looks confident after his program in which he broke his own record in the free skating score.

Yuzuru Hanyu points toward the sky during the awards ceremony.

Yuzuru Hanyu, right, and Shoma Uno hold up their medals at the end of the awards ceremony.

Yuzuru Hanyu, center, and Shoma Uno, left, pose for photos with Jin Boyang, who finished third in Helsinki.

Yuzuru Hanyu, right, and Shoma Uno acknowledge the crowd after the awards ceremony.

Yuzuru Hanyu, right, and Shoma Uno drape themselves in Hinomaru flags after the awards ceremony.

Shoma Uno performs during the exhibition program on April 2.

Shoma Uno performs during the exhibition program on April 2.

Shoma Uno performs during the exhibition program on April 2.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his exhibition program on April 2.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his exhibition program on April 2.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his exhibition program on April 2.

Yuzuru Hanyu performs his exhibition program on April 2.

Yuzuru Hanyu, center, and Shoma Uno, third from right, jump for a photo during the exhibition on April 2.

Yuzuru Hanyu acknowledges fans at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on April 4.

Yuzuru Hanyu speaks to the press at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on April 4.

Yuzuru Hanyu holds up his gold medal at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on April 4.

The Japan News
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