Figure Skating

Photo gallery: 2019 ISU World Championships — Men’s Short Program

The 2019 ISU World Championships continued at Saitama Super Arena on Thursday. Here’s a selection of photos from the men’s short program.

U.S. champion Nathan Chen performs his short program as the last skater of the evening.
U.S. champion Nathan Chen performs his short program as the last skater of the evening. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Fans holding U.S. flags give Nathan Chen a standing ovation after his performance.
Fans holding U.S. flags give Nathan Chen a standing ovation after his performance. | DAN ORLOWITZ
American Jason Brown impressed with his short program to move into second place with 96.81.
American Jason Brown impressed with his short program to move into second place with 96.81. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Japanese superstar Yuzuru Hanyu performs his short program on Thursday.
Japanese superstar Yuzuru Hanyu performs his short program on Thursday. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Fans hold up banners and Japanese flags after Yuzuru Hanyu
Fans hold up banners and Japanese flags after Yuzuru Hanyu’s short program. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Hanyu salutes the crowd as
Hanyu salutes the crowd as ‘flower girls’ collect stuffed Pooh bears and flowers that fans have thrown onto the ice. | DAN ORLOWITZ
‘Flower girls’ collect stuffed animals thrown onto the ice after Yuzuru Hanyu’s performance. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Yuzuru Hanyu (center) awaits his results in the area known as the
Yuzuru Hanyu awaits his results in the area known as the ‘kiss-and-cry.’ Hanyu scored 94.87, leaving him in third place. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Vincent Zhou jumps during his short routine. The American scored 94.17, ending the night in fourth place.
Vincent Zhou jumps during his short routine. The American scored 94.17, ending the night in fourth place. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Reigning Four Continents and Japanese national champion Shoma Uno leaps during his short program.
Reigning Four Continents and Japanese national champion Shoma Uno leaps during his short program. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Uno scored 91.40 for his performance and currently stands in sixth place.
Uno scored 91.40 for his performance and currently stands in sixth place. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Italy
Italy’s Matteo Rizzo celebrates after his successful short program. He scored 93.37, leaving him in fifth place. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Keiji Tanaka performs his short program on Thursday evening.
Keiji Tanaka performs his short program on Thursday evening. | DAN ORLOWITZ
Tanaka scored 78.76, putting him in 19th place after the conclusion of the group. He will skate in Group 1 during Saturday
Tanaka scored 78.76, putting him in 19th place after the conclusion of the group. He will skate in Group 1 during Saturday’s free skate. | DAN ORLOWITZ
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