Figure skating: Shoma Uno 2nd after men’s SP at Skate Canada

Japan’s Shoma Uno finished second Friday in the men’s short program at Skate Canada International, the second event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating season.

Uno, the silver medalist at the Pyeongchang Olympics, fell attempting a triple axel and scored 88.87 points, narrowly edging South Korea’s Cha Jun Hwan into third.

«I was landing triple axels in practice, but I was careless here,» Uno said. «Frustration and a feeling of regret led to a tough performance.»

Canada’s Keegan Messing leads the 12-man competition with 95.05, while Japan’s Kazuki Tomono finished eighth with 81.63.

In the women’s short program, Japan’s Wakaba Higuchi finished second with 66.51, while 15-year-old Mako Yamashita placed third in her senior Grand Prix debut.

Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva is out in front with 74.22. Japan’s Yura Matsuda sits in 10th.

The two-day competition at Place Bell concludes Saturday with both the men’s and women’s free skate.

All — Kyodo News+

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