Mura takes men's title at Skate Canada in Kelowna

Takahito Mura of Japan skates his men's short program at Prospera Place in Kelowna, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.
Image Credit: Skate Canada/Stephan Potopnyk

KELOWNA - Takahito Mura of Japan landed two quadruple jumps to win the men's singles title at Skate Canada International on Saturday.

Skating to "The Phantom of the Opera," Mura scored a total 255.81 points, and buried his head in a towel crying after his marks went up.

Javier Fernandez of Spain, the leader after the short program, dropped to second with 244.87 points.

Fernandez had trouble on his three quad attempts, falling on one of them.

American Max Aaron was third with 231.77.

Liam Firus of North Vancouver, B.C., was ninth, while Andrei Rogozine of Newmarket, Ont., was 10th.

The field was missing Canada's top two skaters in Patrick Chan and Kevin Reynolds.

Chan, who'd won four of the six previous Skate Canada events, is taking the season off while Reynolds pulled out of the event a few days ago citing skate troubles.

Reynolds has been searching for skates that fit properly for more than a year.

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