Ilia Malinin won the men's short programme for the United States ©Getty Images

Team USA took first place in the standings as day one of the International Skating Union (ISU) Team Trophy in figure skating concluded in Tokyo.

The competition features the top six figure skating nations throughout the 2022-2023 season, with skaters set to earn points for their countries from their respective competitions. 

In the men's short programme, junior world champion Ilia Malinin of the United States took first place after scoring 105.90.

In second place was South Korea's Cha Jun-hwan, who accumulated 101.33 points.

Kevin Aymoz of France rounded off the podium as he secured a score of 100.58.

In the women's short programme, South Korea's Lee Hae-in, a women's singles silver medallist at this year's World Championships, took first with a score of 76.90.

In second place was two-time world champion Kaori Sakamoto of Japan, who managed to score 72.69.

In third was American Isabeau Levito, a junior world champion last year, who scored 71.22.

In the ice dance rhythm dance, American duo Madison Chock and Evan Bates combined to score 93.91 to clinch first place.

Italian pair Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri secured a score of 90.90 to take second place.

In third was Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Canada, who accumulated 88.37 points.

The ISU World Team Trophy is due to continue tomorrow, with the pairs short programme, ice dance free dance and the women's free skating all taking place.