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Five stand-out skaters from Liberty
The Liberty summer competition has become an annual event for elite skaters to test new material before the fall international season. This year's event featured world silver medalist Patrick Chan and U.S. bronze medalist Ashley Wagner. The Liberty summer competition in Aston, Pennsylvania has become an annual event for some of the world's elite skaters to test new material before the fall international season begins. Here are five stand-out skaters from this year's competition: Patrick Chan The two-time world silver medalist accomplished a major first at Liberty - first quad landed in competition. In the debut of his new short...
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Chan to have training stint in New Jersey
(06/07/2010) - Morristown, N.J. - He is not changing venues, but three-time Canadian champion and two-time world silver medalist Patrick Chan is heading east for a brief training stint in New Jersey while networking with the business community in New York City. The 19-year-old sensation is coming off a whirlwind season that included overcoming injuries, competing at a home Olympics, and applying to college. "I am proud to have finished fifth at my first Olympics in Vancouver and win the silver medal at worlds," Chan said. He added, "I feel terrific and am looking forward to the...
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McGuinty Recognizes Contributions To Amateur Sport
Ontario's top amateur athletes were honoured at the 2009 Ontario Sport Awards last night in Toronto. The event, hosted by the Ministry of Health Promotion and the Sport Alliance of Ontario, also recognized the outstanding contributions of coaches, officials, volunteers and corporate supporters to amateur sport in Ontario. Award winners included:
  • Male Athlete of the Year - Patrick Chan (Skating)
  • Female Athlete of the Year - Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (Athletics)
  • Male Athlete with a Disability of the Year - Stephen Jesso (Powerlifting)
  • Female Athlete with a Disability of the Year - Erika Schmutz (Wheelchair Rugby)
The province provides support to high-performance athletes and...
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Difficult season ends well for Chan
A silver medal for Patrick Chan at the world figure skating championships last night felt like gold, he said after atoning for a frustrating season of injury and disappointment. The 19-year-old skater from Toronto had to endure hardships all season -illness, his first major injury, being unprepared for the Skate Canada Grand Prix event last November, skating badly, and trying to play catch-up all Olympic season. "From the beginning at Skate Canada, it got better and better," Chan said. "I've been learning so much. I think this is by far the most challenging season. The...
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