Chan thrills crowd in winning 4th Trophee Bompard


PARIS (AP) -- Three-time world champion Patrick Chan left the ice to a deafening standing ovation after another near-faultless performance in the free skate helped the Canadian win the Trophee Bompard for the fourth time on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Chan nailed his opening quad toeloop-triple toeloop, quad toeloop and triple axel jumps with remarkable ease.

Chan, who was at his best in perfect step and choreography sequences, looked skyward and then blew kisses as he skated off to receive a hug from coach Kathy Johnson.

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu was second ahead of American Jason Brown.

Earlier, Olympic runners-up Pang Qing and Tong Jian won the pairs at the Trophee Bompard for the first time.