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Patrick Chan lands the quad

Not that I follow figure skating a lot but Patrick Chan as well as other skaters of his generation have been criticized for shying away from quad jumps (unlike their Russian competitors who love quads).  In the past, Patrick has said that a quad is not necessary to win gold.  Indeed the gold medalist of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics didn’t even attempt a quad while the silver medalist landed one (Patrick finished 5th).  I don’t know if Chan still feels that way now but he has incorporated the quadruple toe loop into his short and long programs and has recently landed it successfully in competition.

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Longtime fan of East Asian films. Former "movie reporter" on the music radio show / podcast "Beats From The East" broadcasted on Concordia University's CJLO 1690AM radio station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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