The 20-year-old, with the sell-out crowd cheerfully applauding his quad-dominated performance to music from the Rocketman soundtrack, scored 216.04 points for the free skate.

That earned the Yale University sophomore a combined 330.17 points as he equalled twice world gold medallist Brian Boitano's four titles, the last of which came in 1988.

Figure Skating
Kagiyama enjoys perfect Grand Prix debut
29/11/2020 AT 12:51

Jason Brown, the 2015 U.S. champion, was second with 292.88 points and 2019 world junior champion Tomoki Hiwatashi claimed third, scoring a lifetime best of 278.08. (Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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NHK Trophy
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