Chen tops Hanyu to win men’s free skate at World Team Trophy
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Three-time world champion Nathan Chen has won the free skate at the figure skating World Team Trophy on Friday to continue his dominance of two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu. First after the short program, Chen opened with a quadruple flip and landed a quad salchow in the first half of his routine set to a selection of music by Philip Glass. Winner of the past five U.S. titles, Chen landed two more quadruple toeloops as part of combination jumps to score 203.24 points. Hanyu, who was second after the short program, opened with a quad loop but could only manage a single salchow instead of a planned quad salchow on his second jump and finished with 193.76 points. Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada was third with 180.72 points.