Patrick’s Day

Canadian Patrick Chan put on a record performance Wednesday in his bid for his first world figure skating title.

Skating to “Take Five” by Paul Desmond, the 20-year-old from Toronto compiled a world-record score of 93.02 to lead the short program, landing a picture-perfect quad jump to open the program followed by a huge triple Axel.

Chan takes a lead of huge 12-point lead into Friday’s free program after Japan’s Nobunari Oda was second with a score of 81.81. Defending world champion Daisuke Takahashi of Japan was third with 80.25. Read full article at Google News (Canadian Press)>

World championships, Men – Short programs’ results (top 10) 

1 Patrick CHAN CAN 93.02
2 Nobunari ODA JPN 81.81
3 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN 80.25
4 Artur GACHINSKI RUS 78.34
5 Florent AMODIO FRA 77.64
6 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN 77.62
7 Michal BREZINA CZE 77.50
8 Tomas VERNER CZE 75.94
9 Brian JOUBERT FRA 71.29
10 Denis TEN KAZ 71.00

World championships, Pairs – Short programs’ results (top 10)

1 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 74.00
2 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 72.98
3 Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Maxim TRANKOV RUS 70.35
4 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS 64.64
5 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV RUS 62.54
6 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN 59.16
7 Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD CAN 58.83
8 Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN USA 58.76
9 Stefania BERTON / Ondrej HOTAREK ITA 57.63
10 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH CAN 56.86

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