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.