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Updated: December 5, 2009 17:00 IST

American skater Evan Lysacek wins GP final

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WINNING MOVES: Evan Lysacek of the U.S during his gold-medal winning performance in the men's short program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating final in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: AP
AP WINNING MOVES: Evan Lysacek of the U.S during his gold-medal winning performance in the men's short program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating final in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: AP

World champion Evan Lysacek won the Grand Prix final on Saturday, becoming the second American to capture the figure skating title.

Lysacek, who was second entering the free skate, received a season’s best 249.45 points to finish ahead of Nobunari Oda of Japan, who was second with 243.36. Johnny Weir of the United States was third with 237.35 points.

Jeremy Abbott of the United States, who won the Grand Prix title last year, was fourth with 235.38 points. Daisuke Takahashi of Japan, who was first after the short program, dropped to fifth after an error-filled free skate.

The top six skaters in the regular season Grand Prix standings qualify for the Grand Prix final.

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