The World Figure Skating Championships wrapped up at the Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo as Nathan Chen of the United States defended the men's title by beating Japan's two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu while Pyeongchang Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova of Russia claimed her maiden crown at the worlds.

Here is a photo collection of top competitors' performances and exhibition gala:


Men's competition

(Nathan Chen)[ISU/Getty/Kyodo]

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(Yuzuru Hanyu)

(Vincent Zhou of the United States)[ISU/Getty/Kyodo]

(Shoma Uno)

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Women's competition

(Alina Zagitova)

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( Elizabet Tursynbaeva of Kazakhstan)[ISU/Getty/Kyodo]

(Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia)

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(Rika Kihira)

(Kaori Sakamoto)

(Satoko Miyahara)


Exhibition gala

(Left to right: Gold medalists Alina Zagitova of Russia, Nathan Chen of the United States, Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China, Gabriella Papadalos amd Guillaume Cizeron of France)[ISU/Getty/Kyodo]

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