Figure skating: Uno tops Rostelecom Cup short program


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06:02 5 November 2016

MOSCOW, Nov. 5, Kyodo

Japan’s Shoma Uno got off to a solid start for his second grand prix gold of the season, taking the lead after the short program of the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow on Friday.

The 18-year-old Uno beat his personal best by 5.6 points, tallying 98.59 points, also the world’s third-highest ever and this season’s best. He topped world champion Javier Fernandez, who scored 91.55 for second place.

“Though it wasn’t an excellent performance in my mind, I met my minimum standard. I could do better and score higher. It made me want to work harder,” Uno said.

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