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Jeremy Abbott
Tatsuki Machida dominates men's free skate final
Tatsuki Machida dominates men's free skate final

He was spot on for 3 minutes, 15 seconds, which meant Jason Brown was 75 seconds from bringing down the house. And then he fell on his second triple axel, stepped out of a jump landing in the ensuing combination, two-footed his final triple jump and finished a very distant second, Earth-to-Pluto-distant, to Japan's Tatsuki Machida after Saturday night's Skate America men's free skate final at the Sears Centre. But the skater from Highland Park still brought down a deluge of at least 200 stuffed animals, with fans responding to his call to celebrate his skating with toys he will donate to the Ronald McDonald House at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Brown, 19,...