Daisuke Takahashi won the ISU's Four Continents figure skating competition today, on the Full Metal Archivist's birthday. That's a better birthday present than anything I can get her. Way to go, Dai-chan!
Here's how he did it, first in the short program:
I'll post his free skate when his fans get around to uploading it onto youtube. [Update (2/20/11, 10:11 am): Here it is:
Not his best ever, but good enough to dominate for the win!]
BTW, the FMA will be super-pleased to hear that teenage sensation Yuzuru Hanyu finished 2nd! Here's his short program: