Kaori Sakamoto has won her second successive NHK Trophy title ©Getty Images

Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto secured her second successive NHK Trophy title after producing dominant performances over two days of competition in Tokyo.

Sakamoto was hoping to become the first woman since Mao Asada to win the event in consecutive years, with the Japanese skater winning in 2012 and 2013.

She led the standings after the opening day of competition following a free skate score of 76.56 points at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium.

Victory was sealed when her free skate routine received a score of 146.78 from the judges.

The routine featured a double Axel, triple Lutz, triple flip-double toe, a triple salchow, triple flip-triple toe and a triple loop as well as level-four spins.

Sakamoto finished the competition with an overall score of 223.34.

She finished with a comfortable margin of victory over team mate Mana Kawabe, who completed a Japanese one-two on 205.44.

South Korea’s You Young placed third on 203.60.

The men’s competition saw Olympic silver medallist Shoma Uno top the standings by nearly 30 points.

The Japanese skater scored 187.57 in the free skating, more than 16 points higher than his nearest challenger.

Uno ended the event with a score of 290.15, which saw him win the title for the second time following success in 2018.

The United States' Vincent Zhou finished as the runner-up on 260.69, followed by South Korea’s Chan Jun-hwan on 259.60.

Shoma Uno earned a dominant victory in the men's event ©Getty Images
Shoma Uno earned a dominant victory in the men's event ©Getty Images

There was a Russian one-two in the pairs competition at the fourth event of the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating season.

Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov triumphed on a score of 227.28, after topping both the short programme and free skate standings.

Russia’s Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov were second on 213.27.

Third place was secured by Japan’s Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara on 209.42.

Russia’s Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov held off Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates in the ice dance event.

Sinitsina and Katsalapov finished the event with a winning score of 215.44, having edged their rivals in both programmes across the two days.

Chock and Bates were left settling for second place on 210.78.

Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson earned the final podium spot, with the British pairing finishing the competition on 191.91.