Rachael Flatt had no deductions but once again, as at the Winter Olympics, didn't wow the judges in the ladies short program at the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships in Torino, Italy.
The 17-year-old Flatt wound up in sixth place out of a whopping 53 competitors (two others withdrew). But fellow American teenager Mirai Nagasu stunned the skating world by taking first place in the short program, while Olympic champion Kim Yu-Na had her troubles and slid all the way to seventh.
Nagasu has the lead with 70.40 points, while Olympic silver medalist Mao Asada of Japan is second with 68.08 points. Laura Lepisto of Finland holds third at 64.30 points.
Flatt has 60.88 points, well below the 64.64 that the Cheyenne Mountain High School senior earned in the short program at the Olympics, but still within reach of third place in the long program Saturday, when the top 24 from the short program will skate.
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