Japan's Mai Mihara won her first ISU figure skating Grand Prix title on Sunday, scoring 145.20 with her free skate to total 217.43 points at the MK John Wilson Trophy in Sheffield.

The 23-year-old Mihara, who led after the short program, landed all seven of her jumps, including a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination, during a memorable performance at Britain's first Grand Prix event.

Mai Mihara of Japan competes in the women's free skating during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating MK John Wilson Trophy on Nov. 13, 2022, in Sheffield, England. (International Skating Union/Getty/Kyodo)

Finally triumphing in her 10th Grand Prix event, six years after her debut on the circuit, Mihara also included spins and steps with the highest difficulty of four.

"This is the most valuable thing that has happened in my life. I'm unbelievably happy," said an emotional Mihara, who has battled injuries and a form of juvenile arthritis since 2015.

Fifteen-year-old junior world champion Isabeau Levito of the United States was runner-up with 215.74, while Georgia's Anastasiia Gubanova was third with 193.11.

Mihara had finished fourth seven times previously and also missed out on selection for this year's Beijing Olympics after coming fourth at the national championships last December.

"I really had lots of fourths in the Grand Prix. I was frustrated with my performances and results," she said.

"The pressure was overwhelming (before the free skate), but I was asking myself, 'am I okay with fourth again?' I could inspire myself by skating as if I was last after the short program."

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