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Champion Chan to work on new skills
Monday, April 23, 2012
TOKYO: World figure skating champion Patrick Chan, who suffered his first defeat this season at the World Team Trophy in Tokyo, pledged on Sunday to develop new skills against rising competition.

Only three weeks after the 21-year-old Canadian retained his men’s world title, runner-up Daisuke Takahashi beat him into second spot at the season-closing six-nation competition on Friday.

“There’s always a challenge,” Chan told AFP after the event’s gala exhibition Sunday when asked if he expected a bigger challenge from Takahashi and other rivals next season in the run-up to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

“As long as I keep on working on new things and improving, then I’m fine,” he said, adding he had a “new quad” in mind. He is considering changing the “pattern going into the quad with a smoother entrance.”

Takahashi, who won an Olympic bronze medal and the world title in 2010, scored 94.00 points in the short programme on Thursday to eclipse by 0.98 Chan’s world record set at the 2011 world championships.

The 26-year-old Japanese also edged Chan in the free programme on Friday to finish at 276.22 overall, the second highest next to the world mark of 280.98 set by the Canadian at the same championships.

Looking back at the 2011-2012 season, Chan said: “I set my goals up to worlds and I achieved my goals at worlds. So I think that was a good wrap-up to the season.”

After the world championships, Christy Krall, who was credited with helping Chan improve his quadruple jump, resigned as his coach. His other coach, modern dance teacher Kathy Johnson, has assumed a larger role.

Chan, who was fifth at the Vancouver Olympics, swept all before him in the season before the debacle in Tokyo. His winning streak stretched after he finished runner-up to Czech star Tomas Verner at the Cup of Russia in November 2010.

He also won two Grand Prix events in Canada and France and the Grand Prix Final as well as the Four Continents before the worlds in Nice, France.

In the Tokyo finale, Chan fell on a triple axel right after his opening quadruple in the short programme and fell again on his second quad in free skating while Takahashi nailed a quad in each programme.
 
 
 
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