Figure Skating - Canadian Men

October 31, 2009

Patrick Chan!! That's right, you know him from the McDonald's commercial (or the CTV Believe commercial... or the Cheerio's commercial). First off, this dude is WAYYYY too hyped up. I mean, he's good and all, but not THIS good.

Patrick is the 2 time National Men's champion and he's only 17! This is way too much pressure for a 17 year old! I think he'll crack. He's currently ranked 2nd in the world which is all good and great, I just think he's too young for this to be his Olympics. I think he'll be much better and more prepared for the 2014 Olympics. Then again, I only claim to be an expert :)

So here's his facts:
Patrick skates out of Toronto at the Granite Club, he won his first Canadian Championship in 2008 at the age of 17, Chan had become the youngest Canadian men's champion in history. in the 2008 - 2009 season, he has finished first at the Canadian Championships, the Four Continents Championships, Trophee Eric Bompard and Skate Canada International. He finished second at the World Championships and 5th at the Grand Prix Final.

If you're curious about the "hype", here are some links to commercials:




And here's his short program from the 2009 Canadian Championships:

So not to be a total downer, but in other videos I have posted on this blog of Davison & Dube and Joannie Rochette, they have not fallen in competition. (Okay, except for that skate to Dube's face thing). I'm just saying, I really don't think Chan will do as well at the Olympics as everyone seems to think he will. I'm sorry Canada, please don't be mad at me.


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