BEIJING (AP) Russian skater Mikhail Kolyada upstaged two-time world champion Javier Fernandez on Friday to take the lead after the short program at the Cup of China, the third event of the International Skating Union’s Grand Prix series.
Kolyada turned in a near flawless routine that featured a quad lutz, a quad-toeloop-triple toeloop and a triple axel for personal-best 103.13 points.
Fernandez had only one quad jump and stepped out of a triple axel to finish third with 90.57 points. Boyang Jin of China was third with 93.89.
Gabrielle Daleman of Canada was first after the women’s short program. Skating to Carmen, Daleman opened with a triple toeloop and added a triple lutz and a double axel for 70.65 points.
Wakaba Higuchi of Japan was second, followed by Elena Radionova of Russia.