Czisny did what she needed to do today

Alissa Czisny did what she needed to do today at the World Figure Skating Championships.

The reigning U.S ladies champion from the Detroit Skating Club skated her short program with poise and didn’t fall – major reasons why she’s in the medal hunt for her first world medal.

Czisny scored 61.47 points, a score that would have been higher had she just not taken off from the wrong edge on a triple flip. Still, Czisny will go into Saturday’s free skate final just 4.44 points behind short program winner Yuna Kim, the Olympic champion from Korea (65.91). Miki Ando of Japan was second (65.58) and Ksenia Makarova of Russia was third (61.62).
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World championships, Ladies – Short programs’ results (top 10)

1 Yuna KIM KOR 65.91
2 Miki ANDO JPN 65.58
3 Ksenia MAKAROVA RUS 61.62
4 Alissa CZISNY USA 61.47
5 Alena LEONOVA RUS 59.75
6 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 59.75
7 Mao ASADA JPN 58.66
8 Rachael FLATT USA 57.22
9 Kiira KORPI FIN 55.09
10 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 54.86  

World championships, Ice Dance – Short programs’ results (top 10) 

1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 74.29
2 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA 73.76
3 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA 70.97
4 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 66.88 
5 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS 65.88
6 Elena ILINYKH / Nikita KATSALAPOV RUS 65.51
7 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN 65.07
8 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE ITA 64.12
9 Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN USA 61.47
10 Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER CAN 61.01

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