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Beijing Winter Olympics

Skater Nathan Chen breaks Yuzuru Hanyu's record in short program

Japan's Yuma Kagiyama, Shoma Uno round out top three; defending champion in 8th

American figure skater Nathan Chen's new world record in the men's short program eclipses the previous record of 111.82 set by Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu in 2020. (Source photos by Koji Uema and Reuters)

TOKYO -- U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen scored 113.97 points in the men's Olympic short program on Tuesday, winning the event and breaking the world record set by Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu in 2020.

Hanyu, the reigning Olympic champion, scored a disappointing 95.15 in the first round of men's figure skating, falling short of his 111.82 record and even further from a third consecutive Olympic gold.

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