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Yuzuru Hanyu, who is chasing a third world title, earned 106.98 points to take a comfortable lead after the men’s short program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, on Thursday.

Yuma Kagiyama, a 17-year-old Japanese national who was the 2020 Youth Olympic Games champion, impressed in his worlds debut to place second on a personal best 100.96 points. Defending champion Nathan Chen of the United States fell on his opening jump, and took third with a score of 98.85.

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