Camden Pulkinen beat fellow American Tomoki Hiwatashi to top spot in the men's short programme standings as action begun today at the International Skating Union World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb.
Pulkinen finished on 82.41 points with Hiwatashi second on 81.50 at the Croatian capital's Dom Sportova.
Completing the top three was Italy's Daniel Grassl with 81.19 points.
The top 24 skaters out of the 37 that competed have reached the final.
Free skating is scheduled to take place on Friday (March 8).
🔢 ISU Junior World Figure Skating Championships - Standings after Men Short Program:— ISU Figure Skating (@ISU_Figure) March 6, 2019
1⃣ @CamdenPulk 🇺🇸
2⃣ Tomoki Hiwatashi 🇺🇸
3⃣ Daniel Grassl 🇮🇹
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Russia occupied the top three positions in the pairs short programme with Polina Kostiukovich and Dmitrii Ialin prevailing on 68.31 points.
Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov finished second with 67.91 points, while Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov came third with 67.02.
The top 16 pairs out of the 17 that competed have reached the final.
Free skating is due to be held tomorrow.
The rhythm dance segment of the ice dance event is also scheduled.