Hanyu first in short program at GP Final, 3-time world champ Chan 2nd
Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan beat three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada with a record score to lead the short program at the Grand Prix Final.
Skating to ”Parisian Walkways,” Hanyu opened with a quad toe loop and hit all his other jumps at Marine Messe. His 99.84 points surpassed the previous high of 98.52 by Chan at the Trophee Bompard last month.
Chan hit his opening quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination but touched the ice on the landing of his triple axel and doubled a planned triple lutz to finish with 87.47.
Nobunari Oda, a late substitute for the injured Daisuke Takahashi, was third with 80.94.