Jan 22, 2010 3:14 AM

Cohen steals the show - Flatt third after ladies short program

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Sasha Cohen can still put on a show like nobody else. And bring the house down.

Skating for the first time since the 2006 world championships, the Olympic silver medalist hasn't lost her touch. She's currently in second place in the short program with eight skaters left. Cohen scored 69.63 points Thursday night, putting her just behind Mirai Nagasu and ahead of Colorado Springs skater Rachael Flatt who represents the Broadmoor Skating Club.

The American women have been desperately seeking someone to fill Cohen's considerably large skates since she took a break in 2006.

Turns out, all they needed was the woman herself. Skating with her trademark elegance and smoothness, she showed she will be a factor here - and, if she keeps skating like this, in Vancouver.

The women's final is Saturday night and can been seen on NBC and News First 5.



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