The current world and European champion received from the judges to 80.85 points and surpassed his previous record (79,21), which was established in 2016 in the Grand Prix final in Marseille.

Intermediate second place after the short program odinochnits is another Russian, Elena Radionova (72,21), and closes the top three Japanese Mai Miara (72,10).

Thanks to the excellent results in women's figure skating team Russia scored 33 points and went out at the moment, the leaders of the World Team Trophy in 2017. Russian figure skaters are now ahead of seven points of the Japanese, nine of ten Americans and Canadians.

Earlier, after the short dance performed by Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Soloviev, the Russians settled down in third place. The couple received for the rental 68,94 points, behind Americans Madison chock — Evan Bates (79,05) and Canadians kaitlyn weaver — Andrew Marr (76,73). Free program the dancers will present on Friday.

In the team world championship which the capital of Japan until 23 April, involved six teams with the best rating in the system of the International skating Union (ISU) — Canada, Russia, USA, Japan, China, and France.

Command the 2017 world Championships. Tokyo. Women (short program):

1. Evgenia Medvedeva (Rus) — 80.85 (world record)
2. Elena Radionova (Russia) — 72.21
3. Mai Miara (Japan) — 72.10
4. Gabrielle Dalman (Canada) — 71.74
5. Wakaba Khiguchi (Japan) — 71.41
6. Ashley Wagner (USA) — 70.75
7. Lee Sannin (China) — 63.81
8. Karen Chen (USA) — 60.33
9. If Szczur (China) — 59.76
10. Elaine Chartran (Canada) — 59.13
11. Loreen, Lekavale (France) — 54.15
12. Mae Berenice Meite (France) — 49.11

Standings (after two performances.):

1. Russia — 33
2. Japan — 26
3. USA — 24
4. Canada — 23
5. China — 19
6. France— 10