QUEBEC CITY -- Sasha Cohen won Skate Canada International on Saturday night, her first victory since moving from California to Connecticut to work with coach Tatiana Tarasova.
The 18-year-old Cohen, second in the U.S. championships and fourth in the Olympics, delivered an inspiring free skate after taking the lead Friday night in the short program.
''This is kind of a bittersweet victory,'' Cohen said. ''I'm really happy to have my first Grand Prix victory -- this is something I've wanted for a while.''
Her performance was tarnished by a fall on a triple loop-salchow combination, and a stumble on another triple salchow.
''It wasn't the skate I wanted, but I'm looking at this as something I could build on,'' she said.
Japan's Fumie Suguri was second, followed by Russia's Viktoria Volchkova and Canada's Jennifer Robinson.
Japan's Takeshi Honda won the men's title, edging Canada's Emanuel Sandhu. Russia's Stanislav Timchenko finished third.
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