Chan wins silver medal at ISU Grand Prix

Patrick Chan of Canada competes in men's short program during the Cup of Russia figure skating...

Patrick Chan of Canada competes in men's short program during the Cup of Russia figure skating competition in Moscow, November 19, 2010. (REUTERS/Grigory Dukor)

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There was a silver lining to Patrick Chan’s day at the rink.

The Toronto native took home the silver medal at the ISU Grand Prix in Moscow, despite not being particularly pleased with his long program.

Chan fell on his opening quadruple jump, but according to the 20-year-old the highlight was jumping back from his fall to land his triple axel in a combo with a triple toe loop.

“That’s one of the most challenging parts of the program,” Chan told Skate Canada. “I was pleased to recover from the quad fall. It’s only the second time I’ve attempted a quad in a long program so I think right now it’s all about experience.’’

Czech Republic’s Tomas Verner was moved from third place after the short program to win the gold with 230.31 points. Chan, who was first after the short program, came in second with 227.21 and Jeremy Abbott of the U.S., came in third with 217.21 points


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