LONDON, ONT. – At around the four-minute mark of his program, about the point where Patrick Chan usually feels like “puking,” he unleashed instead a furious and bedazzling piece of end-to-end footwork.
“Oooh, that’s the best part,” the 19-year-old enthused later, after the gold medal and title defended and the Olympic team jacket and the victory lap.
“I almost tripped at the end, if you look closely. That’s how exciting it was. It almost knocked me off my blades.”