The 2016-17 Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued Oct. 28 from Mississauga with the first day of Skate Canada 2016, which featuredshort program round action from all four contested disciplines. The talent-rich women's fieldkicked off the event with their portion of the competition, and reigning world champion Evgenia Medvedeva leads enteringtomorrow's free program, but a Canadian skater --and former Skate Canada gold medalist-- is hot on her heels and could disrupt the teen's golden plans. Here's a look at the short program results.

Evgenia Medvedeva, Kaetlyn Osmond one-two after Skate Canada 2016 short

The 16-year old Medvedeva, who in addition to owning the world title, is the reigning European gold medalist and the 2015-16 Grand Prix Final champion, performed last and posted a personal best mark of 76.24 to take the lead away from Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond. The 20-year old former Canadian national champion, who won Skate Canada in 2012, put on quite a show of her own for the home crowd as she smashed her former personal best mark (64.73) with the day'ssecond-best score, a 74.33. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia, who won world gold in 2015, is a distant third with a 66.79. The sole American entrant, 2008 US national champion Mirai Nagasu, placed just ninth.

Women's results: Skate Canada 2016

The complete standings following the women's short program are as follows:

  • 1. Evgenia Medvedeva, Russia, 76.24
  • 2. Kaetlyn Osmond, Canada, 74.33
  • 3. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Russia, 66.69
  • 4. Rika Hongo, Japan, 65.75
  • 5. Satoko Miyahara, Japan, 65.24
  • 6. Alaine Chartrand, Canada, 62.15
  • 7. Nahyun Kim, Korea, 60.46
  • 8. Dabin Choi, Korea, 53.29
  • 9. Mirai Nagasu, USA, 53.19
  • 10. Joshi Helgesson, Sweden, 49.72
  • 11. Yuka Nagai, Japan, 40.39

The medal winners at Skate Canada 2016 will be well on their way to earning one of the six available berths at the season's Grand Prix Final, which is set to take place in Marseille, France in December.

Skaters taking part in the series earn points based on their event placements; Team USA's Ashley Wagner, who won Skate America 2016 last weekend, could make a return trip to the prestigious event if she places well at her second and final series assignment, the Cup of China.

Skate Canada continues this evening, and will feature the long-awaited return ofworld and Olympic ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to the Grand Prix series.

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