Asada wins women's short program

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Two-time world champion Mao Asada of Japan won the women's short program at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Friday night.

The 2010 Olympic silver medalist's 4-minute routine was clean enough to earn a score of 64.25 points, just ahead of 2012 U.S. champion Ashley Wagner's 64.07. Japan's Kanako Murakami, the 2010 World Junior champion, was third with 63.45 points.

The only hitch to Asada's program came on her first jump, a rare for women triple axel, which she was unable to land cleanly.

Wagner wobbled a bit while landing her first triple flip-double toe loop combination, but still managed her highest short program score in international competition.