Patrick Chan wins Canadian men's short program
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Three-time world champion Patrick Chan easily won the men's short program Friday night in the Canadian figure skating championships.
Chan opened with a huge quadruple toe-triple toe combination, but then doubled a planned triple Axel and also doubled a triple Lutz. He finished with 89.12 points.
Liam Firus was second at 78.93, and Kevin Reynolds third with 78.29.
Kaetlyn Osmond won the women's short program, and Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir topped the short dance.
The 18-year-old Osmond, coming off an ankle injury and a torn hamstring, landed a triple flip-triple toe loop combination, then a triple Lutz to score 70.3 points.
"I have this little jump at the end of my program and I think I put more energy into that little half jump than I did into my entire program because I was so excited," Osmond said. "And when I went to do my curtsy, I couldn't help but be relieved."
Amelie Lacoste was second at 61.27, followed by 15-year-old Gabrielle Daleman at 58.38.
Virtue and Moir scored 76.16 points in a performance they weren't pleased with.
"We didn't perform under that pressure as well as we'd like to," Moir said. "We've been training and practicing kind of lights-out and Tessa and I, we're really perfectionists and it felt like we had a couple moments today that just weren't the way we'd been training. That's probably the emotion you see on our faces."
Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje were second at 72.68, and Alexandra Paul of Toronto and Mitchell Islam third at 67.67.
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