Isabeau Levito won the women's singles on the final day of the World Junior Figure Skating Championships ©Getty Images

United States' Isabeau Levito won the women's singles after narrowly beating South Korean Shin Ji-a to the title, bringing to an end the 2022 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn.

Levito held a lead over Shin after the short programme and despite finishing second in free skating to her closest opponent, the American held on to her advantage to claim overall gold.

The pair were in the running for the title in the absence of the dominant Russians, who have been excluded from International Skating Union competitions for the foreseeable future due to their country's invasion of Ukraine.

Performing to Russian Dance by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Levito scored 134.05 for a total of 206.55.

Shin's routine was to the music of Philippe Rombi's Love Me If You Dare, which scored her 136.63 to top free skating, with a combined score of 206.01.

The pair were a fair margin in front of their compatriots, American Lindsay Thorngren and South Korea's Yun Ah-sun.

Thorngren scored 133.28 today to Queen's Gambit by Carlos Rafael Rivera, with her total being 199.42.

It was enough to overturn Yun's short programme lead, after she scored 129.59 to The Mummy Returns soundtrack by Alan Silvestri for a score of 195.87.

South Korean Wi Seo-yeong was fifth on 186.72, in front of the third American, Clare Seo on 182.81.

American siblings Oona and Gage Brown topped the free dance standings to win ice dance gold.

Scoring 103.27 to Muse Medley, arranged by Hugo Chouinard, the duo had a total of 170.25.

Canadians Natalie D'Alessandro and Bruce Waddell took silver with a free dance score of 98.56 for 162.56, performing to Black Swan: Perfection by Clint Mansell.

Bronze went to Canada's Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont, with their routine to Caruso by Lucia Dallas being just enough to hold on with a total of 157.64, at the expense of Americans Katarina Wolfkostin and Jeffrey Chen, who finished second in free dance and finished with a combined score of 157.27.

Darya Grimm and Michail Savitskiy of Germany were fifth on 154.48.