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Japanese figure skater becomes first woman to secure three-peat in 56 years

Kaori Sakamoto is officially the first woman to win three consecutive figure skating world titles in 56 years, Reuters reports.

Sakamoto, 23, claimed her third world title after a fantastic performance at the World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal on Friday. She was in fourth place after the short program but managed to rally during the free skate.

According to Olympics.com, Sakamoto is the first woman to win three years in a row since Peggy Flemming in 1968.

“I was fourth in the short program, so I was a little anxious about that, but today I was in a really good place emotionally,” Sakamoto said per Olympics.com. “I was able to calm down today. I was able to keep focused and do my elements one after the other and I am happy with this result.”

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