Skating: Yuzuru Hanyu sets world record at Skate America
News On Japan via kentreporter.com -- Oct 21
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu posted a world record short program to lead the men's event at Skate America on Friday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
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Hanyu, 17, opened his season with the best short program in the history of the IJS scoring system at an International Skating Union (ISU) event as he posted a score of 95.07 points. He opened his program with a quad toe which was nearly flawless throughout. The reigning World bronze medalist is in prime position to earn his second career Grand Prix Series gold medal.
"Ninety-five is an extremely high score and I wasn't expecting it," Hanyu said. "I want to concentrate on the free skate now. This is only part of the event and I want to control my thoughts until the very end."
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