Cana­dian fig­ure skater Chan retires

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Sports -

TORONTO » Cana­dian fig­ure skater Patrick Chan, who won his long-awaited Olympic gold as part of the team event at the Pyeongchang Olympics, is re­tir­ing af­ter more than a decade on the world stage.

Chan made his de­ci­sion of­fi­cial Mon­day af­ter al­lud­ing to it dur­ing the Win­ter Games.

The 27-year-old Chan steps away from pro­fes­sional com­pe­ti­tion as the most dec­o­rated fig­ure skater in Cana­dian his­tory. Along with team gold in Fe­bru­ary he won a pair of sil­ver medals at the Sochi Games, cap­tured three world ti­tles and was the na­tional cham­pion a record 10 times.

With a bril­liant smile, nat­u­ral charisma and the ath­leti­cism to hit the quadru­ple jumps that are nowa sta­ple of world-class skat­ing, Chan has been a fan-fa­vorite for years.

He­plans to­con­tinue in the sport by con­duct­ing sem­i­nars and per­form­ing in shows.

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