Tuktamysheva, Uno lead at NHK Trophy
Canadian pair Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro sit 3rd after short program
Russian figure skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva led after the women's short program at the NHK Trophy on Friday in Hiroshima, Japan.
Tuktamysheva received 76.17 points for her routine that included a triple axel and a triple lutz.
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Satoko Miyahara was 0.09 points behind, and fellow Japanese Mai Mihara was third with 70.38 points.
Shoma Uno of Japan finished first in the men's short program despite falling during a combination jump.
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The Pyeongchang Olympics silver medallist received 92.49 points, 1.12 ahead of defending champion Sergei Voronov of Russia.
Uno landed his opening jump, a quadruple flip, but fell during a combination after over-rotating on a quadruple toe loop.
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Voronov landed all of his jumps to finish ahead of compatriot Dmitri Aliev, who scored 81.16. Canada's Kevin Reynolds finished with 61.14 to sit in last place.
Canadians in medal position
Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Enbert of Russia were first after the pairs short program with a season-best 73.48 points.
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Cheng Peng and Yang Jin of China was second with 70.66, and Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro of Canada third with 67.70.
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"We are a little disappointed with the performance today," Moore-Towers said. "We've been practicing very well all week. It was a little bit off in many places and here you have to be perfect to stack up."
Many of the skaters in this weekend's fourth Grand Prix event are aiming to qualify for the Dec. 6-9 Grand Prix Final in Vancouver.
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