Patrick Chan skates to eighth Canadian title; Chartrand wins …
By vancouvernews – Sun Jan 24, 12:31 pm
HALIFAX It took Patrick Chan all of four minutes and 40 seconds to remind Canada just what it s been missing in men s figure skating. The 25-year-old from Toronto, who walked away from competing after the Sochi Olympics, roared to his eighth Canadian figure skating title Saturday night. As if he d never left.
I feel happy, it s been a great week, such a good learning week, it s what I needed going forward for the rest of the season, Chan said.
The three-time world champion landed two massive quadruple jumps in his classical program to music by Chopin, scoring 295.67 points overall. When a reporter compared his quad to a freight train, Chan laughed and said I need that speed, I need to haul ass into it. He s only the third person in Canadian history to win eight titles. Brian Orser also won eight, while Montgomery Wilson won nine. Chan surpassed Elvis Stojko, who has seven.
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