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Alissa Czisny from the United States performs her free program to win the gold medal in the ladies competition at the Skate Canada International figure skating competition Saturday in Kingston, Ont. ((Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press))

American Alissa Czisny rallied to win Skate Canada International women's title Saturday night, taking advantage of Canadian star Cynthia Phaneuf's two falls.

Czisny had a winning score of 172.37 points. Russia's Ksenia Makarova was second at 165.00, and Canada's Amelie Lacoste was third at 157.26.

Phaneuf, the leader after the short program, finished fourth.

Earlier, Canada's Patrick Chan landed his first quad jump in competition to take the men's title, and Russia's Lubov Iliushechkina and Nodari Maisuradze topped the pairs competition.