But not because she won the free skate, but rather because she was the most consistent in the event, placing second in both the short and long...that was good enough for a win here!
Fumie Suguri actually won the Free Skate, rallying from fifth place after the short to take the silver medal. Despite a fourth place showing in the free, Miki Ando was able to hang on to the bronze ahead of Akiko Suzuki who outscored her in the free skate.
Leader after the short program, Yukari Nakano fell all the down to fifth place after a dismal performance. Nana Takeda rounded out the top six.
Check the full results here.
Now if I can just find the results from Russia....
UPDATE: I did a little digging and found both Fumie Suguri and Mao Asada's Free Skates on YouTube.