Canada's Nguyen wins men's short program

Canada's Nguyen wins men's short program

Published Mar. 13, 2014 5:40 p.m. ET

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Nam Nguyen of Canada won the men's short program Thursday at the ISU world junior figure skating championships.

Nguyen, 15, earned 72.87 points, with Jin Boyang of China second at 71.51, and Uno Shoma of Japan third at 70.67.

''The short program felt awesome,'' said Nguyen, who is coached by Brian Orser, who also works with Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu. ''I was feeling very relaxed throughout the whole program. I took one element at a time and that really paid off.''

In pairs, Xiaoyu Yu and Yang Jin of China won the gold medal.