Russian teen Julia Lipnitskaia wins Skate Canada title

Julia Lipnitskaia's long program was enough to seal the title at Skate Canada in Saint John.
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SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (AP) -- Fifteen-year-old Russian sensation Julia Lipnitskaia won the Skate Canada women's title Saturday, finishing with 198.23 points after a near flawless long program.

Japan's Akiko Suzuki was second at 193.75. American Gracie Gold, the leader Friday after the short program, was third at 186.65.

Italy's Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek won in pairs, finishing at 193.92. China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong were second at 193.77. Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, the leaders after the short program, settled for bronze at 190.62.

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