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NHK Update Day One

The short programs in three of the events have been skated in Sapporo to kick off the NHK Trophy.  

Results after the jump...

Ice Dancing

Three teams are very close together in the ice dancing, but the short program winners today are Russia's Ilinykh and Katsalapov.

FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 Elena ILINYKH / Nikita KATSALAPOV
RUS
61.83 1
2 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE
CAN
60.07 2
3 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI
USA
59.02 3
4 Nelli ZHIGANSHINA / Alexander GAZSI
GER
55.69 4
5 Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI
ITA
54.37 5
6 Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITT
USA
50.81 6
7 Alexandra PAUL / Mitchell ISLAM
CAN
49.36 7
8 Cathy REED / Chris REED
JPN
49.36 8

Pairs

Sounds like the pairs were not impressive but Germany's Savchenko and Szolkowy have the lead.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY
GER
59.23 1
2 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN
JPN
57.89 2
3 Stefania BERTON / Ondrej HOTAREK
ITA
56.23 3
4 Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN
USA
55.48 4
5 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV
RUS
55.02 5
6 Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA / Nodari MAISURADZE
RUS
53.12 6
7 Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR
USA
49.93 7
8 Natasha PURICH / Raymond SCHULTZ
CAN
45.56 8

Ladies

Akiko Suzuki confidently grabs the lead over Alena Leonova and Mao Asada.  She's in a fantastic position to grab her first Grand Prix gold of the season.

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Akiko SUZUKI
JPN
66.55 1
2 Alena LEONOVA
RUS
61.76 2
3 Mao ASADA
JPN
58.42 3
4 Elene GEDEVANISHVILI
GEO
57.37 4
5 Ashley WAGNER
USA
55.88 5
6 Agnes ZAWADZKI
USA
53.84 6
7 Kiira KORPI
FIN
53.70 7
8 Mae Berenice MEITE
FRA
52.05 8
9 Cynthia PHANEUF
CAN
45.42 9
10 Shoko ISHIKAWA
JPN
45.07 10