Record-setting Patrick Chan skates to gold

Patrick Chan reacts after winning the men's program at the ISU Bompard Trophy event at Bercy in...

Patrick Chan reacts after winning the men's program at the ISU Bompard Trophy event at Bercy in Paris, November 16, 2013. (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes)

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The world records continue to fall for Patrick Chan.

The reigning world figure skating champion turned in another record-shattering performance Saturday in Paris to win gold at the Eric Bombard Trophy ISU Grand Prix event for the fourth time in his career.

Chan finished with 295.27 points to obliterate the world record of 280.98 he set at the 2011 world championships in Moscow. On Friday, he set a world record, again eclipsing a mark he held, in the short program.

"This is a special day," Chan said. "It's the first time in a long time I've skated two strong programs at one competition. I felt in control of every moment and each element. I'm going to remember how I approached both programs.

"I know exactly the way I skated. I paced myself properly to get through the whole program and through all the elements. That's where I improved."

Chan's gold was just of of three medals for Canadian skaters in Paris.

Olympic champs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold in ice dance while Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford got the silver in pairs.

Virtue and Moir recorded 180.96 points to easily fend off the challenge of Russians Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov. Canadians Nicole Orford and Thomas Williams were eighth.

"We felt like it was a strong skate," Moir said. "There were some great moments and it was a better skate than at Skate Canada especially the ending. Still we left some points out there. Technically we can't afford to do those little mistakes."

Duhamel and Radford finished behind Qing Pang and Jian Tong of China but it puts them in good position for the Grand Prix Final. Natasha Purich and Mervin Tran were sixth.

"I was proud of that performance," Radford said. "There's a lot of pressure. It's an Olympic season and we wanted to make the Grand Prix Final to keep our name out there heading into the second half of the season. That's what was on the line today."

Amelie Lacoste was sixth in the women's competition.


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