Japan takes World Team Trophy title

TOKYO -- Akiko Suzuki finished second in the free skate on Saturday and host Japan won the International Skating Union's World Team Trophy.

Ashley Wagner of the United States won the free skate with 122.29 points, but Japan had built up a solid eight-point lead after Daisuke Takahashi won the men's free skate on Friday. Japan finished the competition with 55 points, two ahead of the U.S.

Canada was third with 42 points.

Suzuki had 120.28 points in the free skate while world champion Carolina Kostner of Italy was third with 116.24 points.

The United States won the inaugural World Team Trophy in 2009 in Tokyo.