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Chan looks to join elite company on Friday in Sochi

Chan looks to join elite company on Friday in Sochi

By Asif Hossain

Should Patrick Chan win an Olympic medal in men’s figure skating on Friday night in Sochi, he will join a very exclusive list of Canadian medallists.

Only six Canadian men have ever graced the Olympic podium in the individual discipline and none have won gold. Chan could be in an even more exclusive group of one, if at Friday’s free skate he can overcome the four-point gap created Yuzuru Hanyu in the short program and become Olympic champion.

Chan chases Hanyu for gold

The six men’s figure skating medallists

Montgomery Wilson 1932

Montgomery Wilson

Donald Jackson 1960

Donald Jackson

Toller Cranston 1976

Toller Cranston

Brian Orser 1984, 1988

Brian Orser

Incidentally, Orser is coaching Chan’s main rival for Olympic gold, Japan’s Hanyu as well as the current third place skater after the short program, Javier Fernandez of Spain.

Elvis Stojko 1994, 1998

Elvis Stojko

Jeffrey Buttle 2006

Buttle

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