Photos: Yuzuru Hanyu takes top spot in men's figure skating short program in Sochi Olympics
Rachel Lutz, NBCOlympics.com
Feb 13, 1:45pm EST
After Yevgeny Plushenko withdrew from competition, men skating during Thursday's short program vied for the top spot. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan became the first man ever to crack the 100-mark, scoring a 101.45 in his short program. He took the top spot and leads headed into Friday's free skate.
Yuzuru Hanyu, Japan
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu sits in first place after the men's short program, where he became the first person to top the 100-mark, scoring a 101.45.
Patrick Chan, Cadada
Patrick Chan, of Canada, qualified to move on to the free skate portion of the men's event, after skating in the short program.
Tomas Verner, Czech Republic
Tomas Verner, of the Czech Republic, advances to the free skate portion of the men's even.
Javier Fernandez, Spain
Spain's Javier Fernandez skates in the men's short program and qualified for the free skate.
Jason Brown, USA
Team USA's Jason Brown competed in the men's short program and qualified for the free skate.