Patrick Chan 3rd in World Figure Skat...

Patrick Chan 3rd in World Figure Skating Championships

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 25, 2009, titled Patrick Chan 3rd in World Figure Skating Championships. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The scores went up, and Canada's Patrick Chan responded with the same reaction figure skating fans have had for years.

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becca

Edwardsburg, MI

#1 Mar 25, 2009
Hersh. Joubert at is best and with this short is not robotic. It's unfair to call him that. He's a different type of skater than Chan is, but Joubert is a showman who plays to the crowd and can bring them to the feet.. A robot doesn't do that.

The problem with Joubert's program is a lack of transitions and choregraphy but the problem isn't that Joubert is robotic.

And to be quite frank, Joubert is an excellent basic skater. Many say better than Lyseck. It's something that gets lost in whole argument.

As for Chan, I think Chan has been one of the most overscored skaters this season. 89 points for a short program without a quad, should not be happening Period. Maybe I would have given Chan 84 points, but that's frankly it.

I'm tired of Chan's sense of entitlement and thinking that he has the right to insult skaters like Yagudin, Kulik, and Joubert who have accomplished way more than he has.
to Becca

Cadiz, Spain

#2 Mar 26, 2009
Totally agree with you.Why Chan did not complain when the judges gave him the S.C or when him was overscored in 4CC?
Illyria

Vancouver, Canada

#3 Mar 28, 2009
Chan's not one tenth the skater Yagudin or Kulik is - I bet all the tea in China that he will lose in Vancouver.

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