The 2016-17 Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued Nov. 18 in Beijing with the fifth of six planned events, the 2016 Cup of China. Here's a look at the standings following Friday's short program round of competition, which featured elite skaters representing nations around the globe vying for medal placement as well as berths in next month's prestigious Grand Prix Final in Marseille, France.

2016 Cup of China results: The ladies

Just a month after she earned gold at Skate America, Team USA's Ashley Wagner got off to an inauspicious start at the 2016 Cup of China by triple-doubling a planned triple-triple combination.

Her mark of 64.36 --which is well-below her ISU personal best of 73.16-- puts in her just fifth place, and if she fails to rise in the standings during tomorrow's free skate, she could miss out on the Grand Prix Final.

Wagner may have had her issues on the ice, but it was a potentially golden day for Canadian and Skate Canada 2016 silver medalist Kaetlyn Osmond, who leads the pack with a 72.20. Elena Radionova of Russia is second with a 70.75, while Mai Mihara of Japan is in bronze medal position with a 68.48. The other two Americans in the mix, 2016 Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist Courtney Hicks and Karen Chen, rank eighth (59.86) and ninth (58.28), respectively.

Boyang Jin leads the men

After the short, home nation favorite Bojang Jin leads the men's competition, per the 2016 Cup of China results.

His mark of 96.17 bettered that of surprise second place finisher Daniel Samohin (83.47) of Israel by more than 12 points. Canadian Patrick Chan is third with an 83.41, while Americans Max Aaron (81.67) and Ross Miner (76.73) rank fifth and sixth.

Canadians seek ice dance redemption

After placing just third at their first 2016-17 Grand Prix of Figure Skating assignment, reigning Grand Prix Final champions Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje edged Americans Maia and Alex Shibutani to take first in the ice dancing short, 73.78 to 73.23.

Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin of Russia are in bronze medal position (72.09). The other American pair in the mix, Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus, rank seventh (53.43).

China dominates pairs skating results

Team China excelled in pairs skating at the 2016 Cup of China; entering the free skate, they own three of the top four placements.

Leading the way with a field best 72.49 are Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang, while Cheng Peng and Yang Jin (69.93) and Xuehan Wang and Lei Wang (66.45) rank third and fourth. The only non-Chinese pair in the post-short program medal picture are Canadians Liubov Ilyushechkina and Dylan Moscovitch, who sit in silver medal position with a 71.28. The sole American duo in the bunch, Jessica Pfund and Joshua Santillan, rank eighth (50.32).

The 2016 Cup of China concludes tomorrow with free skate programs in all four disciplines. Will Ashley Wagner rebound to claim a medal and a Grand Prix Final berth? Will the Shibutanis overtake Weaver and Poje for ice dance gold? The action begins at 2:30 PM Beijing time.

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