Japan's 18-year-old world silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama landed two quad jumps as he took the men's lead after the Asian Open Trophy's singles short programs on Thursday, while compatriot Kaori Sakamoto led the women's event.
Kagiyama nailed a quad salchow and quad toe loop en route to a 97.80 score in the test event at Capital Indoor Stadium for February's Beijing Winter Games, while 17-year-old Japanese Shun Sato was second among the men with 90.77 points.
"For me, personally, this ice is amazingly easy to skate on," Kagiyama said. "I'm glad I was able to go all out."
Sakamoto landed all three of her jumps to take the women's top spot with compatriot Mai Mihara second. Sakamoto scored 76.70, taking a sizable lead over Mihara's 67.83.
"I got a taste of the Olympics and enjoyed it," Sakamoto said. "I jumped well in the short skate for the first time in a while, so I think it was a good job."
The tournament is being held without spectators, with the skaters and staff kept in a bubble as a coronavirus countermeasure.