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European figure skating champion Javier Fernandez became the first Spanish man to win the world singles title Saturday, as Russian teenager Elizaveta Tuktamysheva clinched the women's gold in Shanghai. Fernandez, who has twice won the bronze medal at the World Figure Skating Championships, overcame last year's winner Yuzuru Hanyu in dramatic style to claim the biggest title of his career. "This is going to give me a lot of energy to practise hard and keep competing and try my best," added Fernandez, who won the last three European crowns and finished fourth at last year's Sochi Winter Games. The Japanese pin-up was returning to competition for the first time since comfortably defending his Grand Prix Final title in Barcelona in mid-December.