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Tuktamysheva takes women’s title at figure skating worlds

Finishing in first place in the Men Free Skating event, Javier Fernandez of Spain displays his gold medal at the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Fernandez finished in first place in the event. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Javier Fernandez is used to breaking barriers as a figure skater from Spain, a country without a long winter sports tradition.

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Move over ‘Phantom,’ Coldplay getting air time at worlds

Alexander Majorov of Sweden performs during the Men Free Skating event in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — It wouldn’t be figure skating without Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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US women’s medal drought continues at figure skating worlds

Ashley Wagner of the United States performs during the Ladies Free Skating event in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — For the ninth straight year, there wasn’t an American woman on the podium at the figure skating world championships.

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French pair wins ice dancing gold at figure skating worlds

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the Mens Short Program event in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Friday, March 27, 2015. Hanyu finished in first place in the event. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu only had a matter of weeks to prepare to defend his title at the world figure skating championships after a string of injuries and mishaps kept him off the ice for much of an unlucky season.

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Tuktamysheva takes women’s lead at figure skating worlds

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia performs during the Ladies Short Program in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Tuktamysheva finished in first place in the event. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has been so far ahead of the rest of the women’s figure skating field this season, she didn’t think twice about adding a much more difficult element to her repertoire of high-flying jumps.

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