Japan's Mao Shimada broke a record set by the athlete after whom she was named, 2010 Olympic figure skating silver medalist and three-time world champion Mao Asada, in winning the women's junior figure skating world title Friday.

She became the youngest Japanese winner in the history of the junior world championships at 14 years and four months, beating Asada's 2005 record by one month.

Mao Shimada of Japan performs in the women's free skate at the world junior figure skating championships in Calgary, Canada, on March 3, 2023. (Kyodo)

Shimada scored a total of 224.54 points, placing first in both Wednesday's short program and Friday's free skate in Calgary, Canada.

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South Korea's Shin Jia finished second with 201.90, and Japan's Ami Nakai rounded out the podium with 197.40.

"Mao Asada is the origin of my name, and she is my idol," said Shimada, who landed a triple axel -- Asada's trademark jump -- in the free skate. "I'm happy to have won this title like her. I'm surprised I was able to break her record. I did my best by believing in what I've been doing in training."

Asada won the 2005 Grand Prix Final at age 15 but was not old enough to compete at the 2006 Turin Olympics.

Japanese figure skater Mao Shimada (L) celebrates after winning gold in the women's singles at the world junior championships in Calgary, Canada, on March 3, 2023, alongside compatriot Ami Nakai, who got bronze. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo