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Nathan Chen leads after short program at Four 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.

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.