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NEWS! Chan sets Short Program record!

NEWS! Chan sets Short Program record!

The Gazette, April 27, 2011

MOSCOW

One broken world record and one broken nose. That pretty much sums up Canada’s efforts on Day 1 at the world figure skating championships.

The highlight of the day was Patrick Chan, who is off to a flying start after setting a world record Wednesday in the men’s short program.

The 20-year-old Toronto native chalked up a score of 93.02 after a flawless performance skating to Paul Desmond’s Take Five.

Chan topped the previous record of 90.3 set at the 2010 European championships by Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko

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Photograph by: Denis Sinyakov, Reuters