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Joubert edges Lysacek in short program

Updated: March 26, 2009, 2:03 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Brian Joubert said everything he needed to on the ice.

The Frenchman botched his quad combination yet still won the short program at the World Figure Skating Championships on Wednesday night because of polished spins, crisp footwork and choreography that was so perfectly matched to his techno-pop music he could give any club kid a challenge. The 2007 champion finished with 84.40 points, putting him 1.7 ahead of Evan Lysacek going into Thursday night's free skate.

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