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Javier Fernandez put together one of the best free skate performances to defend his world title.

By SI Wire
April 01, 2016

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Spain's Javier Fernandez defended his figure skating world title at Boston's TD Garden on Friday night by putting together one of the finest performances to overcome 12. point deficit. He scored a 216.41 in his free skate to finish with a 314.93 total.

Training partner and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan struggled in his long program and settled for the silver medal and a 295.17​ point total. China's Jin Boyang​ took bronze.

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Watch Fernandez's gold medal winning skate below:

Adam Rippon was the top American in sixth place.

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