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.
Brian Joubert, France
In his fourth Olympics, Brian Joubert skates in the short program and advances to the free skate.
Alexander Majorov, Sweden
Sweden's Alexander Majorov competes in the men's short skate and qualifies for the free skate.
Yan Han, China
Yan Han of China competes in the men's short program and qualifies for the free skate.
Daisuke Takahashi, Japan
Japan's Daisuke Takahashi skates to fourth place in the men's short program and advances to the free skate.
Yevgeny Plushenko, Russia
Yevgeny Plushenko withdrew from the men's short program competition, which cost Russia its lone spot in the men's discipline.