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World champion Patrick Chan fell and stumbled after two big jumps but still dominated the men's short programme while hosts Japan took the lead after the first day of the World Team Trophy Thursday. 

Canada's Patrick Chan performs in the men's short program at the World Team Trophy figure skating competition in Tokyo on April 11, 2013. Chan fell and stumbled after two big jumps but still dominated the men's short programme while hosts Japan took the lead after the first day of the World Team Trophy.

With a 5.80-point lead going into the final free skate on Friday, the 22-year-old Canadian was quick to praise the six-nation event as a dry run for a similar team competition due to make its Olympic debut in Sochi next year.

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