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Canada's Chan wins silver at junior figure skating worlds

Toronto's Patrick Chan won the silver medal Thursday at the world junior figure skating championships in Oberstdorf, Germany.

Toronto's Patrick Chan won the silver medal Thursday at the world junior figure skating championships in Oberstdorf, Germany.

Chan, 16, is the first Canadian in 23 years to reach the podium in men's singles at the worlds.

Stephen Carriere of the United States captured the gold medal by winning Thursday's free skate.

Carriere, a 17-year-old from Wakefield, Mass., stood sixth overall heading into the free skate.

Chan led the competition after winning Wednesday's short program, but slipped to second place following a fourth-place finish in the free skate.

Chan, who was sixth at last year's worlds,compiled 184.55 points compared to Carriere's 188.87.

Kevin Reynolds, 16, of Coquitlam, B.C., was fifth (178.32).

Joey Russell, 18, from Labrador City, N.L., came 11th (154.16).

With files from the Canadian Press

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