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Russia lead but Hanyu upstages Plushenko

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Yevgeny Plushenko rolled back the years as the Russian veteran helped the Olympic hosts lead the new team skating competition but Japanese teen Yuzuru Hanyu stole the show on Thursday. 

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu performs in the Men's Figure Skating Team Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014

Defying his age and years of surgery, Plushenko, 31, placed second in the men's short programme in the Iceberg Skating Palace behind an inspired Hanyu, 19, but world champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov put Russia top when they later waltzed to the lead in the pairs event.

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