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Savchenko, Szolkowy lead at worlds

Updated: March 26, 2014, 9:18 AM ET
Associated Press

SAITAMA, Japan -- Tatsuki Machida of Japan upstaged compatriot and Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu on Wednesday to finish first in the short program at the World Figure Skating Championships.

Machida, who was fifth at last month's Sochi Games, hit all his jumps and scored a career-high 98.21 points to finish ahead of Javier Fernandez of Spain, who had 96.42 points.

Skating to music from the movie "East of Eden," Machida electrified the capacity crowd of 18,000 at Saitama Super ...

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