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Nathan Chen leads after short program at 4 Continents

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) Nathan Chen took first place Friday in the men's short program at the Four Continents, a test event for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The American opened with a quad lutz-triple toeloop combination at the Gangneung Ice Arena and added a quad flip and a triple axel for 103.12 points.

Shoma Uno of Japan was second with 100.28 points after landing all his jumps cleanly, while Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu had 97.04 in third.

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Hanyu opened with a quad loop but could only manage a double salchow instead of a planned quad salchow as part of a combination jump that included a triple toeloop.

Boyang Jin of China was fourth with 91.33 points

Patrick Chan of Canada fell on his opening quad toeloop and stumbled on the landing of a triple toeloop to finish in fifth place with 88.46 points.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won the gold medal in ice dance to capture their third Four Continents title.

Virtue and Moir, first after the short dance, scored 117.20 points in the free dance for an accumulated 196.95 points overall.

Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the Unites States earned the silver medal with 191.85 points and teammates Madison Chock and Evan Bates claimed bronze with 185.58.

The women's and pairs free skate is on Saturday.