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Figure skating: Fernandez wins fifth straight European title

Update: January, 29/2017 - 09:00
Silver medalist Maxim Kovtun of Russia celebrates after the Men Free Skating program during the Figure Skating European Championships in the Ostravar Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 28 January 2017.-- EPA Photo
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OSTRAVA, Czech Republic -- Spain’s Javier Fernandez won his fifth successive European figure skating title on Saturday, equalling a 44-year-old record.

Fernandez scored 294.84 points to see off Russian duo Maxim Kovtun (266.80) and Mikhail Kolyada (250.18).

The 25-year-old equalled the record of five in a row set by Czech skater Ondrej Nepela between 1969 and 1973. -- AFP

Jorik Hendrickx of Belgium performs during his Men Free Skating program during the Figure Skating European Championships in the Ostravar Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 28 January 2017.-- EPA Photo
(L to R) Second placed Russia’s Maxim Kovtun, winner Spain’s Javier Fernandez and third placed Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada pose with their medals on the podium during the winners ceremony of the men’s free skating competition of the European Figure Skating Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic on January 28, 2017. -- AFP Photo
Spain’s Javier Fernandez competes during the men’s free skating competition of the European Figure Skating Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic on January 28, 2017. -- AFP Photo

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