The 15-year-old led a Russian sweep of the women's podium, with her 259.06 points enough to defeat world champion Anna Shcherbakova (237.42 points) and Alexandra Trusova (234.36).
No American man has enjoyed such a dominant run at the national championships since two-time Olympic champion Dick Button won seven consecutive titles from 1946 to 1952.
The Jan. 6 to 13 championships in Ottawa, where Canada's figure skating squad for Beijing will be selected, will be held without spectators.
U.S. President Joe Biden nominated Michelle Kwan to be U.S. ambassador to Belize on Wednesday, the biggest diplomatic role yet for the figure skating legend. The five-time world champion, who previously has served primarily in public diplomacy rather than policy roles, needs Senate confirmation. "I am ...