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Hanyu improves short program WR at NHK Trophy

Updated: November 23, 2012, 10:44 AM ET
Associated Press

SENDAI, Japan -- Japanese teenager Yuzuru Hanyu improved his own world record in the short program on Friday to take the lead in the men's competition at the NHK Trophy, the sixth event of the International Skating Union's Grand Prix series.

The 17-year-old Hanyu, a native of Sendai, hit all his jumps for a score of 95.32 points to finish first ahead of compatriot Daisuke Takahashi (87.47) and Javier Fernandez of Spain (86.23).

Skating to "Parisian Walkways," Hanyu opened with a quad ...

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