Patrick Chan of Canada wipes his face as he talks to his coach Kathy Johnson (R) during practice sessions at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., March 12, 2013. (REUTERS)
LONDON, ONT. - My colleague Ryan (Smiley) Pyette wrote a piece this week about how former Canadian skating great Brian Orser coaches the two men most likely to challenge Canada’s Patrick Chan for the gold medal at this week’s world figure skating championships.
Orser, the skating director at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, coaches both Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, who was third at last year’s worlds, and Spain’s Javier Fernandez, the European champion.