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Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu seized the lead with a fluid skate in the short program on Friday at the Autumn Classic International.

Taking part in his first competition since becoming the first men’s back-to-back Olympic champion in 66 years in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February, Hanyu scored 97.74 points, putting him well ahead of second-place Cha Jun-hwan.

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