Weekend Round-Up: Patrick Chan beats everyone, including himself

Weekend Round-Up: Patrick Chan beats everyone, including himself

By Callum Ng

It was a very solid weekend for Canada on world ice of all types. In the end, Canada collected seven medals including three gold.

Patrick Chan blows away his own world marks

The figure skaters were in Paris for the Trophée Eric Bompard and were fantastic. Actually, that’s not doing Patrick Chan justice. The three-time World Champion obliterated his own world records, scoring 98.52 in the short program and 196.75 in his free skate for 295.27 overall. His old world record was 280.98 by the way.

He won, obviously. Also the best on the weekend were Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, taking their second Grand Prix ice dance gold. Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford skated to silver in pairs.

Canadian Happy Gilmore wins first World Cup race

Calgary’s Gilmore Junio won his first World Cup race by dropping his personal best over 500m to 34.258 in Salt Lake City. The 23-year-old was dead even with Japan’s Joji Kato earning them both gold medals.
Canada also managed a silver in the women’s team pursuit. Christine Nesbitt, Brittany Schussler and Kali Christ combined for silver in a time of 2:56.90.

Alex Gough fast enough for the podium

Alex Gough delivered a medal in luge at the first World Cup of the season, sliding to bronze in Lillehammer. The women’s team veteran clocked 1:36.233 which was just 35 1/1000ths of a second ahead of the fourth place competitor. It’s competitive on the circuit and Gough showed she can hold her own.

Charles Hamelin holds his form to finish World Cup season

It’s getting routine and that’s just the way Charles Hamelin likes it. The short track all-star won another World Cup gold in the 1000m, this time in Kolomna, Russia. And he did it with a bruised thigh. Valérie Maltais represented for the women, winning a silver in the 1500m with a time of 2:25.190. Medals aside, the short track team did its job with Olympic qualifying complete. The team earned 20 out of a possible 20 spots for Sochi 2014.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

Olympic Club

Feature Poll

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

2016 Rio

2016 Rio

History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 31545 points
  • Earned this week: 3456 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 22740 points
  • Earned this week: 2205 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 19260 points
  • Earned this week: 3517 points

Mary Manna

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 11639 points
  • Earned this week: 1478 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 9715 points
  • Earned this week: 1740 points

Ivy Tennis

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 8366 points
  • Earned this week: 1580 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7568 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7375 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,107 other followers