On April 15, Russian Mikhail Kolyada became the fifth in the short program at the World Team Trophy in Japan.
The skater received 93.42 points at the competition, says Sport-Express.
The first place was taken by the American Nathan Chen (109.65). On the second line is the Japanese Yuzuru Hanyu (107.12). The third place was taken by American Jason Brown (94.86). Another Russian, 17-year-old Evgeny Semenenko, finished seventh.
After three stages of the competition, the Russian team retained the leadership, having won 49 points. The second and third places are taken by the USA (47 points) and Japan (42 points), respectively.
Earlier that day, Russian figure skater Anna Shcherbakova won the short program at the unofficial World Team Championship in Japan, with Elizaveta Tuktamysheva coming in second. Shcherbakova scored 81.07 points for her rental, and Tuktamysheva – 80.35.
The teams from Russia, the USA, Japan, Canada, Italy and France are fighting for the victory in the World Team Trophy. The main prize of the competition is $ 1 million.
Earlier, on March 29, the silver medalist of the 2002 Olympics, coach Ilya Averbukh, assessed the chances of the Russian national team to win the championship. He noted that the team included the best skaters of the country, who should win the competition, since the Russian team is the strongest in the world.