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Chen leads after short program at figure skating worlds

Defending champion Nathan Chen upstaged two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu to lead the short program at the figure skating world championships on Thursday.

Skating to "Caravan" by Duke Ellington, Chen performed a lively program that featured a triple axel, a quad lutz, and a quad toeloop-triple toeloop combination for a season-best score of 107.40 points.

"There are always things I can do better, things I can improve on but ultimately everything I did, I did as best as I could and I hope to continue that into the free program," the 19-year-old Chen said.

American teammate Jason Brown was second with 96.81 points after a routine that included a...

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