ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2018: Day 4 Results

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IMarch 24, 2018

(L-R) Silver medallist Japan's Shoma Uno, gold medallist US Nathan Chen and bronze medallist Russia's Mikhail Kolyada pose on the podium of the Men-Free Skate program at the Milan World Figure Skating Championship 2018 on March 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
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America's Nathan Chen claimed gold in the men's event at the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2018 in Milan, Italy on Saturday.

Olympic silver medallist Shoma Uno took silver while Russia's Mikhail Kolyada finished in the bronze medal position. ISU Figure Skating showed the final results:

Also topping the podium were France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, who won the ice dance event ahead of America's Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue and Canada's Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje.

    

Saturday Recap

Chen was the favourite to be crowned world champion going into the tournament, and he cemented that position with a strong showing in the short programme on Thursday.

The teenager looked in the mood to make amends for his disappointment at the 2018 Winter Olympics and set a personal best of 219.46 as he swept to victory, per sports journalist Beverley Smith:

NBC's Nick Zaccardi showed just how impressive his winning margin was:

The final group of skaters saw many error-strewn performances allowing Uno to sneak onto the podium after finishing fifth in the short programme. America's Vincent Zhou was one skater who suffered a couple of falls as he finished down in 13th.

Kolyada also fell but did enough to claim a medal as he slipped from second after the short programme to third and a bronze medal.

Over in the ice dance, Olympic silver medallists Papadakis and Cizeron went one better as they took gold and were crowned world champions. It's their third world title, and they also set a new record score, per ISU Figure Skating:

Smith explained just how good a performance they put in:

Hubbell and Donohue followed up a strong performance in the short programme with an equally impressive display in the free skate to take silver. Weaver and Poje put in a personal best to claim bronze, per Skate Canada:

The results from all Saturday's events are available from the competition's official website.

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