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Sergei Voronov won the fourth stage of the Grand Prix series, winning the NHK Trophy in Osaka Japanese. On Saturday, he showed the best result in any program, breaking a personal record (181,06 points). In the amount of 30-year-old Russians, who already won two medals at the European Championships, scored 271,12 points, which also became his personal best. On the stages of Grand Prix he scored his first career victory.

Second place in the two programs was taken by the American Adam Rippon (261,99). The third was Alexei Bychenko from Israel (252,07). Silver medalist of the Junior world Cup 2017 Russian Dmitry Aliev has shown the eighth result (223,45).

The main favorite NHK Trophy men’s singles current Olympic champion and world champion Japanese Yuzuru the Han had decided to withdraw before the short program. Thursday, November 9, at training, he injured his right ankle after landing badly from a quadruple Lutz . On the morning of Friday, November 10, as the skater has deteriorated.