- outskate ～
- Grand Prix Final
- 国際スケート連盟 (ISU) が公認する国際大会のシリーズ戦のうち、上位６人で競う最終戦のこと（後出 ISU Grand ... Final も同意）
- ～ in a row
- ～連続で（後出～ straight は～連続の）
- beat ～
- （ここでは）４回転の（後出 quad はここでは４回転〈ジャンプ〉）
- 大会（後出 competitiveness は競争）
- pay tribute to ～
- drive ～ forward
Chen outskates Hanyu in Grand Prix Final
TURIN, Italy (AP) — American figure skater Nathan Chen won the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final for the third season in a row on Dec. 7, beating Olympic gold medalist Hanyu Yuzuru.
Chen and Hanyu both landed five quadruple jumps in their free skates, but Chen skated his program clean to score a total of 335.30 points, while Hanyu made crucial errors.
Chen, 20, became only the second men's skater to win the Grand Prix Final three times in a row. The only other skater to have done that is Hanyu, who won four straight competitions.
Hanyu dropped points late in the program with just a single axel instead of a triple. The Japanese skater crouched on the ice at the end of his skate and looked exhausted, scoring 291.43.
Skating on his 25th birthday, Hanyu landed five quads in a program for the first time, and paid tribute to Chen, saying the competitiveness between them was driving the sport forward.
"Sometimes somebody says (if) figure skating is a sport or not, and I'm really feeling it's a sport in here," Hanyu said.
In the women's skating, last year's champion Kihira Rika, 17, attempted her first quadruple salchow in competition. She fell, but finished fourth with 216.47 points.