From U.S. Figure Skating:
TEAM USA BRINGS HOME THREE MEDALS FROM NHK TROPHY
(11/9/13) - The 2013 Grand Prix season continued this week at NHK Trophy, where Meryl Davis and Charlie White earned an unprecedented 14th-straight Grand Prix Series title.2013 NHK Trophy results page
Davis and White, the reigning World champions, settled for no less than gold in Tokyo, winning both segments of the competition with impressive style. They earned 186.85 points for the week, 26.59 points ahead of their challengers. Davis and White have dominated the Grand Prix Series for the last five seasons, including a record four-consecutive victories at the Grand Prix Final.
Maia and Alex Shibutani took the bronze in the event with 157.58 points. Coupled with the bronze they won last month at Skate America, the Shibutanis hope to join Davis and White at the Grand Prix Final next month.
Three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott rounded out Team USA's medal count, taking bronze in the men's event with 237.41 points. Abbott rebounded from a seventh place finish in the short program to earn his first Grand Prix Series medal of the season.
Team USA Results at 2013 NHK Trophy
Gracie Gold, 4th
Mirai Nagasu, 8th
Jeremy Abbott, 3rd
Adam Rippon, 4th
Max Aaron, 7th
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, 4th
Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier, 5th
Meryl Davis and Charlie White, 1st
Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, 3rd