Patrick will have to wait a while before he gets to show off his stuff. The medal hopeful from Toronto drew the 24th spot in the 30-man field for Tuesday’s short program.
Reigning Olympic gold medallist Evgeni Plushenko of Russia will get a much earlier start after drawing 10th spot. Plushenko is trying to become the first man in 58 years to repeat as Olympic champion and will be the first of the top men to skate.
Turin runner-up Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland skates 19th, followed by Japan’s Nobunari Oda and 2007 world champion Brian Joubert of France. World champion Evan Lysacek of the United States is one of the few skaters to follow Chan, skating 28th.