Jason Brown wins men's gold at Finlandia Trophy

The USA figure skater came from behind to take top spot overall in Espoo, Finland, ahead of Mikhail Kolyada in silver and Dmitri Aliev in bronze. 

By Andrew Binner
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Jason Brown came from behind to seal a thrilling victory in figure skating's Finlandia Trophy, Friday (8 October), in Espoo, Finland.

The American went into the free skate in second place overall, having been pipped to top spot in the short program by Canada's Keegan Messing in a tiebreak a day previously.

But Brown regrouped to deliver a mesmerising - albeit quad-less - routine to 'I could have done more'' by John Williams (from Schindler’s List) in the free skate.

While Matteo Rizzo of Italy finished first in the free skate, Brown's fifth place was good enough to seal the overall gold with a score of 262.52.

PyeongChang 2018 team silver medallist Mikhail Kolyada of the ROC finished second overall with 256.98, while his compatriot - and 2020 European champion - Dmitri Aliev completed the podium with 249.25.

In the last run of the men's competition, Messing failed to land one of his jumps and had to settle for fourth-place overall.

For a full breakdown of the men's free skate results, click here.