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Figure SkatingPatrick Chan sizes up the competition

Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2012 | 11:38 PM

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Patrick Chan posted extraordinary scores in winning another Canadian championship earlier this month. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press) Patrick Chan posted extraordinary scores in winning another Canadian championship earlier this month. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

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Patrick Chan knows that he is considered the man to beat at this year's world championships. He also knows that there are other men out there who are making their own headlines.
You need only log in to the various fan sites for figure skating across the world to know that Patrick Chan is a favourite topic. Not only did he take his fifth Canadian title in Moncton a week ago, but he did it by posting extraordinary scores and breaking his own record in the short, free and overall scores.

National championships notwithstanding, Chan broke the 300-point overall total barrier for the first time anywhere with two sensational programs.

Chan knows that he is considered the man to beat. He also knows that there are other men out there who are making their own headlines.

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