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World Championships update: Men

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Patrick Chan apparently absolutely killed it in the short program at the world championships today in Moscow.  He beat Evgeny Plushenko's short program record with a 93.02.  The best part of that was that he did it with Plushy watching from the stands.  How bad does everyone feel for Takahiko Kozuka for having to follow that?  I cannot wait to get home and watch later. 

Nobunari Oda had some technical flaws but was able to hold on for second place with 81.81.  Twelve points behind Chan.  World champion Daisuke Takahashi's short was also reportedly amazing (more than one of the people I follow on Twitter mentioned tearing up at his performance), but he was 13 points behind Chan.  Per Twitter, the audience was stunned, so maybe there is a downgrade or something that no one caught while the performance went on. Also, not having a quad put him at a serious disadvantage. The home country's Artur Gachinski is only a couple of points behind Takahashi in fourth place.

Not looking particularly competitive for the free skate, but obviously worth watching to see if Chan can lay down another record-breaking performance!

As for the Americans, they are all hanging out together on the island of lost world championship spots.  Judging by the scores, they were pretty evenly mediocre. Ah, well.

Pl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Patrick CHAN
CAN
93.02 1
2 Nobunari ODA
JPN
81.81 2
3 Daisuke TAKAHASHI
JPN
80.25 3
4 Artur GACHINSKI
RUS
78.34 4
5 Florent AMODIO
FRA
77.64 5
6 Takahiko KOZUKA
JPN
77.62 6
7 Michal BREZINA
CZE
77.50 7
8 Tomas VERNER
CZE
75.94 8
9 Brian JOUBERT
FRA
71.29 9
10 Denis TEN
KAZ
71.00 10
11 Richard DORNBUSH
USA
70.54 11
12 Ryan BRADLEY
USA
70.45 12
13 Ross MINER
USA
70.40 13
14 Javier FERNANDEZ
ESP
69.16 14
15 Kevin VAN DER PERREN
BEL
68.34 15
16 Peter LIEBERS
GER
67.73 16
17 Anton KOVALEVSKI
UKR
65.16 17
18 Samuel CONTESTI
ITA
64.59 18
19 Kevin REYNOLDS
CAN
64.36 19
20 Nan SONG
CHN
63.78 20
21 Joey RUSSELL
CAN
61.69 21
22 Jorik HENDRICKX
BEL
60.74 22
23 Paolo BACCHINI
ITA
58.96 23
24 Kim LUCINE
MON
58.81 24
25 Adrian SCHULTHEISS
SWE
58.41 25
26 Viktor PFEIFER
AUT
56.68 26
27 Min-Seok KIM
KOR
56.19 27
28 Alexander MAJOROV
SWE
54.24 28
29 Maxim SHIPOV
ISR
50.10 29
30 Misha GE
UZB
49.61 30