Skating - Osmond takes lead after ladies short program at Cup of China
Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada was the leader after the ladies short program at the Cup of China on Friday, while Jin Boyang of China was tops for the men. Osmond, the Skate Canada runner-up, scored 72.20 points to take a narrow lead over Elena Radionova of Russia in second and Mai Mihara of Japan in third. Ashley Wagner of the United States, the 2016 world silver medalist, was in fifth place. The men's favorite, three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada, stumbled on his triple Axel landing and doubled a triple lutz to finish in third after the short program. Chan was far behind Jin, the 2016 world bronze medalist, who skated a flawless routine and scored 96.17 points. Daniel Samohin of Israel was in second. "In the short program, those little mistakes become very big mistakes," Chan said.