Updated: 03/29/2014 20:38 | By Agence France-Presse

Japan's Asada wins third world figure skating title

Japan's Mao Asada won her third women's world championship title on Saturday, putting her disappointing Olympic result behind her.


Japan's Asada wins third world figure skating title

Japan's Mao Asada gestures after her performance at the world figure skating championships in Saitama on March 27, 2014 - by Kazuhiro Nogi

Russia's 15-year-old European champion Julia Lipnitskaia finished second and Italian veteran and Olympic bronze medallist Carolina Kostner third at the world championships in Saitama near Tokyo.

Asada finished sixth at last month's Sochi Olympics, battling back from a disastrous 16th spot in the short programme.

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