Patrick Chan able to see the silver lining after Sochi disappointment

Patrick Chan served up McMuffins and took drive-thru orders as part of McHappy day at the McDonalds...

Patrick Chan served up McMuffins and took drive-thru orders as part of McHappy day at the McDonalds on Osborne Wednesday. (QMI Agency)

Kirk Penton, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:32 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The sting of having an Olympic gold medal slip through his fingers doesn’t hit figure skater Patrick Chan in the gut every day. At least not anymore.

“It used to happen every day. It would bother me,” Chan said Wednesday. “But it was good that I competed early in the Olympics. I had another week and a half to enjoy myself and enjoy the (silver) medal and realize many great athletes never get a chance to get a medal, so I should feel fortunate.

“But there’s for sure the moment I replay in my head, where I wish I had won and how things would be different and why it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. There’s been a lot of thinking, a lot of reflection.”

Chan was in Winnipeg this week for the Stars on Ice tour at MTS Centre, so that meant he was making sausage McMuffins and taking drive-thru orders on Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s restaurant on Osborne Street as part of McHappy Day. It’s an annual national fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House and othe


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