Shanghai, China (SportsNetwork.com) - Javier Fernandez became the first Spanish men's champion at the world figure skating championships, knocking off defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu on Saturday.

Fernandez overcame a 2.46-point deficit from the short program to beat Hanyu by 2.82 after the free skate. Fernandez earned 181.16 points in the free skate and 273.90 in total to lock up first place.

Kazakhstan's Denis Ten took the bronze. U.S. champion Jason Brown was the top American in fourth.