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Asada wins Cup of China with strong free skate

Updated: November 3, 2012, 11:28 AM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- Two-time world champion Mao Asada of Japan rallied to win the Cup of China after a strong performance in the free skate on Saturday.

Asada, who was second after Friday's short program, earned 181.76 points to overtake Russian teen Julia Lipnitskaia, who lacked the speed and polish she displayed to win the short program.

"I didn't perform to the best of my ability but, considering I hadn't competed in so long, I'm really happy to win," Asada said. "I have a lot of things ...

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