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But now after the International Skating Union took some steps to encourage the men to attempt more quads, including reducing the penalty for a fall quads are back with a vengeance. Stojko who was slammed himself for criticizing Lysacek, fellow Canadian Chan and others for not making the jump a priority at the Vancouver Games is feeling vindicated. Chan, who is attempting to win his third straight men world singles title this week at Budweiser Gardens, was certainly on form and jumping like a champion Wednesday in the short. He landed a quad toe triple toe combo, then nailed a triple Axel and triple Lutz to earn a first place and world record score of 98.37 points. Following his Rachmaninov inspired short, the Toronto native was also rewarded with a standing ovation.
Takahashi, last year worlds silver medallist, two footed his opening quad toe attempt Wednesday and over rotated a triple toe to earn a score of 84.67 for fourth. His countryman Hanyu fell on an opening quad toe attempt and failed to finish a triple Lutz triple toe combo Saucony Grid Sd Public Garden to finish with 75.94 points and is in ninth.
They didn land them all cleanly, but no fewer than 16 skaters in the men singles competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Wednesday, including defending champion Patrick Chan, had quadruple jumps planned in their short programs. who won the Vancouver Games without even trying the four rotation jump.
was so inspirational to be out there, said Chan, 22. got into my last spin and there was like this rush of just tingling, just a cold rush through my body, which is amazing. You can only feel that once in a lifetime or if you going to jump off a building. wasn the only Canadian to electrify the crowd. Skating to the peppy Chambermaid Swing, Reynolds opened the program quad salchow triple toe combo and also a triple Axel. He then landed another quad, a toe, though the landing was a bit rough, for a personal best score of 85.16, good enough for third place behind Chan. Reynolds was the only male to land two quads in his short. The 22 year old made noise last month and showed that he may be a medal contender for the Sochi Games next year. He won the Four Continents event in Osaka, Japan last month, becoming the first man to land five quads in his two programs, beating out 2012 world bronze medallist Yuzuru Hanyu and Daisuke Takahashi, the 2010 world champ.
finally to be good to be back on top and I think a good start is the world record and hopefully on Friday (in the free skate) I be really on top of the world, said Chan, who lost his world record in the short to Japan Yuzuru Hanyu Reebok Running Shoes For Girls
If Chan wins this week, he tie Stojko as a three time world champion, the most ever by a Canadian not named Kurt Browning, who won four. Stojko is pulling for Chan, though he won exactly be glued to his television set this week.
after struggling earlier this season.
been a powerhouse for a long time and he been overlooked for a long time and he finally stomped his foot down and said, I have something to prove and I belong here. And he does, said Chan, of Reynolds.
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earlier this season before getting it back Wednesday. Chan just didn surpass Hanyu old mark (95.32). He obliterated it, though he credited his intense training of late for being able to pull off a great short Saucony Shadow 5000 Red
Javier Fernandez of Spain, the European champion and another one of the men expected to give Chan a run for his money, had a shaky short. The Toronto based Reebok Furylite
skater landed an opening quad salchow but then singled a planned triple Axel to earn a score of 80.76 and is seventh. The surprise of the night was Denis Ten of Kazakhstan, who performed the short of his life, earning a score of 91.56, for second place.
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