Ava Ziegler pulled off arguably the wildest breakthrough victory by a U.S. figure skater in Grand Prix Series history on Saturday.
Ziegler, a 17-year-old from New Jersey, jumped from fifth after Friday’s short program to win the free skate and the title at NHK Trophy in Japan by a mere 1.77 points over countrywoman Lindsay Thorngren.
Thorngren, the short program leader, went over time in each of her programs, costing her a total of two points that made the difference.
Ziegler, ninth in her senior U.S. Championships . . .
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March 1, 2024