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World silver medalist Wakaba Higuchi sits in fourth place after the women’s short program on Thursday at the Autumn Classic International, an ISU Challenger Series event held ahead of the Grand Prix season.

In her first international competition in the 2018-2019 season, the 17-year-old earned 57.54 points for her performance to upbeat dance track “Energia,” while Evgenia Medvedeva, who won back-to-back world titles in March, took the lead with 70.98.

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