DETROIT — Japan's Mao Asada beat American Ashley Wagner on Sunday at Skate America.
Asada, the leader going into the free skate, won despite a fall on her triple axel and a two-footed landing on her triple lutz. She scored 204.55 points, thanks to her elevated technical difficulty. Wagner, the 2012 Skate America champion, finished with 193.81.
Russia's Elena Radionova, only 14, finished third at 183.95 in her first ISU Grand Prix event.
In pairs, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia set a world record in their successful defense of their Skate America title, finishing with 237.71 points.
Asada, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, fell on her opening triple axel and downgraded a jump during her free skate to Rachmaninov's piano concerto No. 2.
She scored 131.37 for the performance, while Wagner skated cleanly but received 125.55.
Asada scored higher than Wagner in each of the five program component elements.