New article on Patrick Chan. Reads:-
In the opinion of many, Denis Ten is the real world champion, and I have a problem in working out how somebody can claim that they can handle pressure when persistently falling and making mistakes on multiple occasions in their programs. Is Chan in denial over just how controversial his 'win' at 2013 Worlds was? I mean, he calls it a successful defence, when in actual fact it was a highly dubious one. And the outcome of the 2012 World Championships was almost as controversial as well. That's not what I would class as 2 successful defences.There will probably only be one Canadian athlete under more pressure to deliver at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics than Patrick Chan, Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue.
And his name is Sidney Crosby.
But a pleasant Wednesday evening in the merry month of May seemed an eternity away from the wintry dark of next February when many Canadians will be glued to their TV sets watching the action from Russia.
“There is going to be pressure,” admitted Chan, the three-time men’s world figure-skating champion, before performing with the Stars on Ice show at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.
“But I have experienced that before and shown I can handle it by twice successfully defending the world title.”