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Lipnitskaia wins short program at Cup of China

Updated: November 2, 2012, 10:38 AM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia took the lead after the short program at the Cup of China on Friday in her senior Grand Prix debut.

Last season's world junior champion scored 63.06 points to take a narrow lead over two-time world champion Mao Asada of Japan into the free skate on Saturday.

Asada, the silver medalist at the Vancouver Olympics, is close behind Lipnitskaia with 62.89 points, while Mirai Nagasu of the United States is third with 59.76.

Daisuke Takahashi, ...

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