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2011 May Archive | Patrick Chan

Monthly Archives: May 2011

Patrick Chan: Champion for the Springs
Colorado Springs Independent, May 5, 2011 By Ralph Routon He moved here more than a year ago, looking for new momentum in his promising but unfulfilled figure skating career. He thought the training atmosphere in Colorado Springs, the coaching as well as the altitude and being around other skaters, would help him come closer to realizing his immense potential. Last weekend in Moscow, the ultimate reward finally came for Patrick Chan. Not only did he dominate the field in winning the men's title at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships, the 20-year-old Chan also rewrote every world record along the...
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Mighty Chan unloads to win Men's World Title
The Toronto Star, Apri 28, 2011 Mighty Chan unloads to win Men's World Title By Randy Starkman MOSCOW—A trip to the Bolshoi Ballet is up next for Patrick Chan. Undoubtedly, it’ll be nice to let someone else put on a show for a change. But the dancers will be hard pressed to match the artistic and athletic demonstration Chan used to obliterate two more world records and capture his first gold medal Friday at the world figure skating championships. The big Harry Potter devotee made the rest of the field look like muggles in winning by more than 22 points over...
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Embracing the Risks / Pays Off for Chan
The New York Times, April 28, 2011 Embracing the Risks of Figure Skating Pays Off for Chan By Christopher Clarey MOSCOW — Figure skating is a risky business, one where the distinctions between winner and loser come down to the thin edge of a blade. For those in need of a reminder during the men’s event at these world championships, there were the drops of blood that remained spattered on the ice long after the Frenchman Brian Joubert had cut his hand in the free program. They were still there when Patrick Chan performed with the sort of huge lead that...
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Chan on top of the world
The London Free Press, May 2, 2011 Chan on top of the world By Ryan Pyette here was one enduring image of men's figure skating at the Vancouver Olympics. It wasn't Patrick Chan's disappointment over his fifth-place finish or American Evan Lysacek's golden celebration. It was the unimpressed mug of Russian star Yevgeny Plushenko, the reluctant silver medalist who couldn't fathom how skaters without quad jumps were even in Olympic and world title contention. That debate over the value of the quad dominated the competition and drove a wedge through the skating world. It had Canadian skating hero Elvis Stojko in...
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