The women’s Grand Prix Final will include four Russians for the third time in four years. American Ashley Wagner saw her Grand Prix Final hopes end after a career-worst sixth place at the Cup of China a week ago.
Wagner needed fellow American Mirai Nagasu to finish higher than Satoko Miyahara—Nagasu trailed by just 0.76 points after the short program—but she fell to fifth after an eighth-place showing in the free skate.
Anna Pogorilaya of Russia won the NHK Trophy on Saturday in Japan by nearly 13 points. Miyara jumped up a place from third to second with 198.00 points. Russian Maria Sotskova was third with 195.88 points.
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The field for the women’s Grand Prix final is the following: world champion Evgenia Medvedeva, Pogoriaya, Elena Radionova, Kaetlyn Osmond, Sotskova and Miyahara. Wagner will be the first alternate in case one of the six finalists pulls out.