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Alexa Knierim and Brandon Fraser win the short program

The pair earned 82.25 points.

American pair Alexa Knierim/Brandon Fraser won the short program at the World Team Figure Skating Championships in Japan.

The figure skaters scored 82.25 points at the end of the performance.

In second place are Japan's Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara (80.47 points), and Canada's Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps are in third.