Russian Evgeny Medvedev set a new world record for total score for the short program in the team figure skating world Championships, which started on April 20 in Tokyo.
The current world and European champion received from the judges to 80.85 points and surpassed the previous record (79,21), installed it in 2016 at the Grand Prix final in Marseille.
Intermediate second place after the short program was taken by another Russian, Elena Radionova (72,21), Japanese Mai Miara (72,10) is the third.
The Russian team took the lead in World Team Trophy 2017 after the short program odinochnits, with 33 points. In the fight for the trophy of the Russians at seven points ahead of the Japanese, nine of ten Americans and Canadians.
Earlier, after the short dance performed by Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Soloviev, the national team was placed in third place. The couple received for the rental 68,94 points, behind Americans Madison chock and Evan Bates (79,05) and Canadians kaitlyn weaver and Andrew After (76,73).
Competitions in ice dancing opened the program of the tournament. Free program the dancers will present on Friday.
At the world team championship in figure skating, the Russian team has gone in the rank of one of favourites.
The tournament, which runs until 23 April at the national stadium in the Japanese capital, take part six teams having the best ranking in the International skating Union (ISU), Canada (8437 points), Russia (7972), USA (7257), Japan (7068), China (5065) and France (4307).