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The 2013 World bronze medalist, Asada (JPN) captured the lead after the short with a score of 73.18. Skating to Nocturne in E Flat major by F. Chopin, Asada, who was able to maintain her focus on the entire performance, nailed her triple flip and triple loop, double loop combination and did a solid triple axel attempt.

“For the past few seasons, I was not able to perform my best at the first Grand Prix so I was very happy that I was able to perform a very good performance. I think that it was very a good start for the season” Asada commented.

The 2013 United States Ladies champion, Wagner, finds herself in second place after her short program to Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd with a score of 69.26. Wagner, who was ecstatic about her performance, was able to successfully land a triple flip, triple loop combination in competition.

“This season I have a completely different mind-set for the triple-triple. I don’t even do triple-double in practice at home anymore. It’s something I’ve taken on. It’s a full-time job now. I only do the triple-triple. That way, when I’m going into the competition, I don’t have any doubts” said Wagner.

The 2013 Junior World Champion, Radionova (RUS), is a surprising third after the short program. Radionova (RUS) accumulated 67.01 points for her program to Anna Karenina and Two Steps from Hell. Her program was highlighted by a triple lutz, double toe combination, triple loop and double axel.

“This competition is a new level for me and I did not expect this result. It’s really nice for me to be here with these great girls, they are all very accomplished skaters. I was very happy with that” Radionova said.


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