CHAN RETIRES WITH ‘HUGE SMILE’

Windsor Star - - SPORTS -

In Patrick Chan’s per­fect fu­ture, he’s run­ning a skat­ing school in Van­cou­ver with girl­friend Liz Put­nam, and he’s en­joy­ing a wildly suc­cess­ful ca­reer in com­mer­cial real estate. It’s been two months since Chan took one fi­nal spin around the com­pet­i­tive rink, but the three-time world cham­pion has barely paused to re­flect.

“I’m just run­ning around town do­ing what I want to do, and mov­ing on with a huge smile on my face. I feel good and light,” Chan said, be­fore an­nounc­ing his re­tire­ment Mon­day.

The 27-year-old from Toronto was ninth in men’s sin­gles at the Pyeongchang Olympics. But his ter­rific long pro­gram in the team event all but guar­an­teed Canada gold. The 10-time Cana­dian cham­pion will be known for his strength and speed on the ice, but also for artistry and ex­quis­ite skat­ing skills.

Patrick Chan

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