Carolina Kostner of Italy has won the singles title at the ISU Grand Prix Final.
The Italian topped a field that was missing two-time world champion Mao Asada. Her mom, Kyoko Asada, passed away at a hospital before Mao arrived back in Japan.
Dressed in an unconventional sparkling silver unitard, Kostner skated an almost-flawless program to Mozart's Concerto No. 23. Her only misstep Saturday was a hand down on her triple flip.
"I think I am still a little bit nervous because I was really nervous going into the competition," Kostner said. "It was the first time for me to defend something that felt so important. I am so happy that I did not have major mistakes but have the feeling I could have done better."
She scored 121.05 points in the free program for 187.48 points overall.
Akiko Suzuki of Japan won the silver, scoring 118.46 points for her free program and 179.76 overall. Russia's Alena Leonova took bronze with 115.96 points for her free skate for a total of 176.42.
The Grand Prix Final features the top six skaters based on points from the Grand Prix circuit.