Olympic Spotlight : Patrick Chan

With two Olympic silver medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games in his trophy case, the three-time world champion looks to cap off a brilliant career in PyeongChang.

Chan capped off an emotional free program at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships earlier this month, bringing the crowd to its feet as he clinched his record tenth Canadian senior men’s title, breaking Montgomery Wilson’s mark that had stood since 1939.

Chan has been nothing short of dominant throughout most of his career. After capturing silver at the world championships in 2009 and 2010, the Toronto native would claim world titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He became the first skater to win three straight men’s world championships since Alexei Yagudin did it from 1998 to 2000, and the first Canadian to win three straight since Kurt Browning (1989-91).

In 2010-11, the season he won his first world title, Chan set world records and also claimed the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canadian Athlete of the Year and the Lionel Conacher Award as Canadian Male Athlete of the Year.

Following his performance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Chan took a year off before returning to competition.

In PyeongChang, he is hoping that comeback comes full circle with another Olympic medal.

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