Amanda Dobbs in second place at Four Continents championship
American Amanda Dobbs, who finished sixth at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships over the weekend, is in second place at the Four Continents championship in South Korea following a solid performance in the women's short program earlier today.
Dobbs landed a triple-double combination and a triple salchow early in her performance as she finished ahead of 2008 world champion Mao Asada of Japan, who is in third.
Japan's Akiko Suzuki, who landed a beautifully executed triple axel, leads heading into Friday's free skate. Still, things didn't go as planned for Suzuki.
"I missed the triple loop and changed it to a single loop, so I wasn't satisfied with the performance," she told the Associated Press.
Two-time American pairs champions Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker are also in second place just days after following a disappointing performance at the U.S. championships. Favorites Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao of China lead after the short program.
-- Austin Knoblauch
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Amanda Dobbs performs at the Four Continents championship on Wednesday. Credit: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press