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Japan Takes Lead at World Team Trophy; Takahashi Beats Chan in Men's Event

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Japan has lengthened its lead at the World Team Trophy and is now at 59 points to the United States' 51. Team France is in third with 44 points.

Japan is buoyed by not only it's typically strong singles skating, but also its newly strong pairs skating with world bronze medalists Takahashi and Tran, who lead the pairs event after the short program.

And in the men's event, Daisuke Takahashi handed Patrick Chan his first loss since November 2010. And Chan only had one fall. Continuing their skid in international competition, Adam Rippon and Jeremy Abbott finished sixth and seventh, respectively.

Full results here. The competition concludes tomorrow with the ladies and pairs free skates.