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World Championships Update: Men

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Canada's Patrick Chan won the world championships today and put an exclamation point on his season of dominance.  He truly deserved it.  He wasn't perfect but he really did not need to be after yesterday's short.  A very unfortunate technical malfunction with his blade threw poor Daisuke Takahashi completely off...he has to restart but was unable to start from the beginning and could not redo the quad.  After Takahashi and Oda were left off the podium, Japan's Takahiko Kozuka had a lights out performance to snag the silver, and I am so happy, he's such a great skater. Also, he jumped from sixth to second, which tells you what the competition was like today!  Russia's young Artur Gachinski had the two skates of his life here and scored the bronze.

Also Florent Amodio of France, who I like so much as a skater, apparently had vocals in his free skate music (although it has been pointed out that this was his exhibition music and maybe it was a mistake...though, that's a pretty big mistake!  he admitted it was on purpose).  Does anyone else get the feeling like he is treating this season as an audition for ice skating shows?

And America has lost its third spot in the world championships.  It's highest finisher was Richard Dornbush in ninth place, which I guess is at least good for him.

Pl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Patrick CHAN
CAN
280.98 1 1
2 Takahiko KOZUKA
JPN
258.41 6 2
3 Artur GACHINSKI
RUS
241.86 4 3
4 Michal BREZINA
CZE
233.61 7 5
5 Daisuke TAKAHASHI
JPN
232.97 3 6
6 Nobunari ODA
JPN
232.50 2 9
7 Florent AMODIO
FRA
229.68 5 7
8 Brian JOUBERT
FRA
227.67 9 4
9 Richard DORNBUSH
USA
222.42 11 8
10 Javier FERNANDEZ
ESP
218.26 14 10
11 Ross MINER
USA
217.93 13 11
12 Tomas VERNER
CZE
216.87 8 13
13 Ryan BRADLEY
USA
212.71 12 12
14 Denis TEN
KAZ
209.99 10 14
15 Peter LIEBERS
GER
205.59 16 15
16 Anton KOVALEVSKI
UKR
201.64 17 16
17 Kevin VAN DER PERREN
BEL
197.10 15 18
18 Samuel CONTESTI
ITA
196.40 18 17
19 Jorik HENDRICKX
BEL
188.24 22 19
20 Kevin REYNOLDS
CAN
187.23 19 21
21 Paolo BACCHINI
ITA
183.13 23 20
22 Nan SONG
CHN
176.09 20 23
23 Kim LUCINE
MON
171.93 24 22
24 Joey RUSSELL
CAN
168.73 21 24