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Mighty Chan unloads to win Men's World Title

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 runner-up Takahiko Kozuka of Japan — the figure skating equivalent of four touchdowns.

Well, Chan has stated his intentions to dominate his sport on the order of Roger Federer or Tiger Woods and this was certainly a good start for the 20-year-old from Toronto.

“It’s surreal,” he said. “It’s honestly surreal.”

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AP Photo by Misha Japaridze