Canada's Kevin Reynolds wins Four Continents

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Associated Press

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Updated Saturday, Feb 9 at 9:03 AM

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Kevin Reynolds of Canada upstaged favorite Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan on Saturday to win the figure skating Four Continents with a near-flawless free skate.

Reynolds was only sixth after Friday's short program but landed three quads and finished with 250.55 points in the final at Osaka Municipal Gymnasium. Hanyu led after the short program but settled for second with 246.38 points, while China's Han Yan was third.

U.S. national champion Max Aaron finished fourth.

The 22-year-old Reynolds, who is a crowd favorite in Japan, opened with a quad salchow and also landed two quad loops in his routine. His only deduction was on a triple lutz.

World silver medalist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan finished seventh.

Earlier, two-time world champion Mao Asada of Japan took the lead in the women's competition.

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