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Women’s Figure Skating - Day 1

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Sasha Cohen glides during the short program of the womens’ figure skating competition. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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U.S. skater Sasha Cohen performs during the short program and ends up in first place. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Sasha Cohen performs during the short program of the women’s figure skating competition. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Sasha Cohen, with her coaches John Nicks, left, and U.S. figure skating team leader John Glenn, right, reacts to her scores after her performance in the short program. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Irina Slutskaya
Russia’s Irina Slutskaya, second after the short program, performs. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Irina Slutskaya
Irina Slutskaya performs her short program during the opening night of women’s figure skating. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
Shiuzuka Arakawa
Japan’s Shiuzuka Arakawa performs in the short program. She was third after the first day’s competition. (Franck Fife / AFP/Getty Images)
Shizuka Arakawa
Japan’s Shizuka Arakawa performs a Biellmann spin in the women’s short program. (Eric Gay / AP)
Emily Hughes
Emily Hughes of the United States performs her routine during the women’s short program. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
Emily Hughes
Emily Hughes has a difficult landing on a triple-double combination during the short program. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Emily Hughes of the United States waves to spectators following her short program routine. (Eric Gay / AP)
Sarah Hughes
Olympic figure skating gold medalist Sarah Hughes yells support for her younger sister, Emily, after watching her routine. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
Joannie Rochette
Canada’s Joannie Rochette stumbles during her routine. (Eric Gay / AP)
Kimmie Meissner
Kimmie Meissner of the United States performs during the short program. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
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Kimmie Meissner of the United States is airborne during the women’s short program. (Brian Bahr / Getty Images)
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U.S. figure skater Kimmie Meissner was the second skater to perform on the opening night of women’s figure skating. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
Miki Ando
Japan’s Miki Ando stumbles during the women’s short program. (Eric Gay / AP)
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