AP11042713588After a record-breaking performance in the short program, Canada's Patrick Chan is in the lead of the men's World Figure Skating Championships, more than 11 points ahead of Japan's Nobunari Oda, Chan's closest competitor. Chan's performance garnered a 93.02, smashing the 91.3 held by Russian Evgeni Plushenko, who looked on as Chan dazzled the crowd in Russia with a quadruple-jump combination.
Japanese skater Daisuke Takahashi is in third place, followed by Arthur Gachinski (Russia) and Florent Amodio (France). Americans Richard Dornbush, Ryan Bradley and Ross Miner are in 11th, 12th and 13th, respectively.
Chan hit the quadruple toe-triple toe combination early in his program, an instant boost to his confidence. His next jumps, a triple Axel and a triple flip, were easy after he had completed the quad.
In previous years, skaters weren't willing to try quadruple jumps because there wasn't enough of a upside to the risk. Now, the rules have been tweaked to reward a skater for trying theRead More »from Chan and his quad in lead after short program at Worlds