If a strong psyche is his goal, a psychiatrist or psychologist would serve him better.
Source, with comments from Krall)
That Chan's landing all the jumps in practice startles me, because before he actually struggled more in practices than he did in competitions (something Kurt Browning stated repeatedly).
I just can't help having shades of Kwan here,. Patrick may win this year but I really DON'T think this has been the wisest of training plans.
Not much wrong with his reboot, I think...
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Yeah, really. Seems to be working so far. :knocks on wood: don't want to jinx him
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^^ What could possibly jinx Patrick with 98+ points in the sp and his biggest rival some 14 points behind in 4th place, not to mention would-be rivals Fernandez and Hanyu even further behind and seemingly for all intents and purposes out of striking range? Denis Ten skated out of this world, but he has to do that again and absolutely cleanly just to stay on the podium -- forget about any notion of Ten challenging Patrick for gold. Even should Chan's countryman, new quad king Reynolds, land his king-making 3 quads in the fp, he's not exactly gonna make Patrick quake in his skateboots, now is he?
Chan fans are always so nervous. Chan is bagging 3 straight World championship gold medals and a possible Olympic gold (with Olympic podium at the least a sure bet), but there will apparently still be agonizing from Chan fans all the way up to Sochi and beyond.
Guess Patrick discovered some nice home-cooking in Detroit. Kathy Johnson is Chan's artistic guru and she ain't going nowhere all you who've been clamoring for Patrick to retain a "real coach."
Detroit Free Press article by Jeff Seidel: Detroit elevates Patrick Chan to figure skating record
"It can be a real lonely place, if you are preparing for Worlds or the Olympics, if you are the only person preparing from your place," said Jerod Swallow, managing director of the Detroit Skating Club. "In this case, there were multiple skaters preparing and there is a sense that 'I'm not alone, I'm going through this daily drudgery with people who understand.' "
Chan found a place where everybody supported one another. When he landed a jump, skaters would clap and yell or bang on the boards. "And I'd do the same for them," he said.
Every day, Chan trained with Jeremy Abbott, an American who failed to qualify for the World Championships. "You would think that we don't like each other," Chan said. "But we get along really well."
"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
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Well...what do you guys think about his coaching situation now?
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