Osmond snatches gold as Zagitova crashes at worlds


Milan (AFP)

Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond snatched the women's gold as Olympic champion Alina Zagitova crashed to fifth at the world figure skating championships on Friday.

Osmond -- the Olympic bronze medallist -- surged to her first world title with a total score of 223.23 points.

Japanese skaters Wakaba Higuchi (210.90) and Satoko Miyahara (210.08) took silver and bronze respectively after the free skating final.