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American Nathan Chen captured the lead after the men’s short program at the Grand Prix Final on Thursday night with a solid if not spectacular performance. The defending U.S. champion landed a pair of quadruple jumps on the way to establishing a nearly two-point advantage over Shoma Uno.

Chen skated to “Nemesis” and began with a big quad lutz/triple toe loop combination jump, before going on to hit a quad flip and a triple axel for a total score of 103.32 points. The 18-year-old is seen by many as a primary challenger to Yuzuru Hanyu for the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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