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By Associated Press

Published: 09:08 EST, 17 February 2017 | Updated: 09:09 EST, 17 February 2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Nathan Chen took first place Friday in the men's short program at the Four Continents, a test event for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The American opened with a quad lutz-triple toeloop combination at the Gangneung Ice Arena and added a quad flip and a triple axel for 103.12 points.

Shoma Uno of Japan was second with 100.28 points after landing all his jumps cleanly, while Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu had 97.04 in third.

Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Hanyu opened with a quad loop but could only manage a double salchow instead of a planned quad salchow as part of a combination jump that included a triple toeloop.

Boyang Jin of China was fourth with 91.33 points

Patrick Chan of Canada fell on his opening quad toeloop and stumbled on the landing of a triple toeloop to finish in fifth place with 88.46 points.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won the gold medal in ice dance to capture their third Four Continents title.

Virtue and Moir, first after the short dance, scored 117.20 points in the free dance for an accumulated 196.95 points overall.

Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the Unites States earned the silver medal with 191.85 points and teammates Madison Chock and Evan Bates claimed bronze with 185.58.

The women's and pairs free skate is on Saturday.

Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada pose for a photo during the medal award ceremony for the Ice Dance event in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada pose for a photo during the medal award ceremony for the Ice Dance event in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada pose for a photo during the medal award ceremony for the Ice Dance event in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Silver medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Silver medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Silver medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Silver medallists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Silver medallists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Silver medallists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Silver medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Silver medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Silver medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States perform in the Ice Dance Free Dance at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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