Every Monday, the CBCSports.ca team will pick one Canadian athlete that excelled on the international stage over the weekend. This week's winner is men's figure skater Patrick Chan, who picked up a gold medal in Moscow at the Rostelecom Cup Grand Prix event.
Every Monday, the CBCSports.ca team will pick one Canadian athlete that
excelled on the international stage over the weekend. This week's
winner: men's figure skater Patrick Chan, who picked up a gold medal
in Moscow at the Rostelecom Cup Grand Prix event.
The Toronto skater had a bumpy go of things at his last Grand Prix event two weeks ago in Windsor, Ont. The three-time Skate Canada champion and two-time world champion lost his title after a disappointing showing that had many pundits wondering about his decision to overhaul his coaching and choreography team.
In the latest #CBCSkate Aftershow podcast, figure skating experts Kurt Browning and Pj Kwong described Chan's performance this past weekend in Russia as the Canadian skater's way to silence all the doubts and criticisms and his return to competition form.
For those of you that missed it, here's Chan's gold medal-clinching free skate from Saturday:
Chan said he hit his goal of nailing his two quad jumps at the beginning of his program, but he's focusing on the back end of his program as the Grand Prix final draws near:
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