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Olympics: Chan blames tight schedule for tumbles

Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan on Saturday blamed a tight schedule for the difficulty of the men's skaters to stay on their feet during a disappointing men's final in Sochi. Yuzuru Hanyu won gold for Japan despite falling twice in the free skating final with three-time world champion Chan also bungling his way through his skate to take silver. Third-placed Denis Ten, the only one of the top seven to deliver a clean skate, meaning he moved up from ninth to take a surprise bronze.

Olympics: Chan blames tight schedule for tumbles

Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan on Saturday blamed a tight schedule for the difficulty of the men's skaters to stay on their feet during a disappointing men's final in Sochi. Yuzuru Hanyu won gold for Japan despite falling twice in the free skating final with three-time world champion Chan also bungling his way through his skate to take silver. Third-placed Denis Ten, the only one of the top seven to deliver a clean skate, meaning he moved up from ninth to take a surprise bronze.

Olympics: Odd boots key to Denis skating bronze

Figure skater Denis Ten admitted that he was stunned to find himself on the Olympic Games men's podium with a first medal for Kazakhstan after skating with two different boots. The 20-year-old climbed from ninth after Thursday's short programme to take the bronze amid the carnage of the men's free skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Friday night. Ten was the only one of the top seven to skate clean, with teenager Yuzuru Hanyu claiming a first gold for Japan despite falling twice ahead of three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada.

Olympics: Foul-mouthed Abbott lets rip after US men flop

US champion Jeremy Abbott lashed out at his critics in a foul-mouthed rant after his and teammate Jason Brown's spectacular slump at the Sochi Olympics. Olympic champion Evan Lysacek did not defend his title and Abbott and pony-tailed teen Brown failed to sparkle in the Iceberg Skating Palace, to leave the United States off the men's podium for the first time since the 1998 Nagano Games.

Olympics: Disappointed Chan denies 'Canadian curse'

Three-time world figure skating champion Patrick Chan admitted the Olympic gold had slipped through his fingers on Friday but denied a "Canadian curse" had prevented him from winning the coveted title. Chan, skating immediately after eventual champion Yuzuru Hanyu in the men's free skating final, had a wonderful chance to top the podium after an error-strewn performance from the Japanese youngster at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

Patrick Chan wins silver medal at Winter Games after disappointing performance

SOCHI, Russia - Canada's Patrick Chan has won silver in men's figure skating at the Sochi Games. Chan didn't have a clean program, touching the ice on one jump while falling on another to score 178.10 in the free skate. That gave him a total score of 275.62 and a place on the podium, just not the one he wanted. "I love you guys. I'm sorry," Chan said to the camera. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, finished first Friday after also falling twice en route to a 178.64 for 280.09 points. Denis Ten of Kazakhstan won bronze with a total score of 255.10.

Figure Skating-Canadian skaters eye gold in new team event

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Figure skaters will temporarily put aside their pursuit of individual glory in a new team event debuting at the Sochi Games and Canada's skaters are eager to get their hands on the gold. "It's awesome. It's a great idea. In a sense it is kind of crowning the best figure skating nation in the world," said pairs skater Dylan Moscovitch, who finished fourth at last year's world championships with partner Kirsten Moore-Towers.

Olympics: Gold medal hope Hanyu relishing Sochi challenge

Japanese teenager Yuzuru Hanyu warned Tuesday that he won't be intimidated by his more experienced rivals as he bids for his country's first men's Olympic figure skating gold in Sochi. Daisuke Takahashi won Japan's first men's Olympic medal with his bronze in Vancouver four years ago before going on to become the first Asian man to take the world title the following month. And Hanyu could go one better on February 13 and 14 in the Iceberg Skating Palace. "I'm approaching this like any other competition," said the 19-year-old.

Olympics: Plushenko, Kim and Chan headline in Sochi

All eyes will be on Russian figure skating legend Yvegeny Plushenko at his home Olympics as Patrick Chan enters as favourite for men's gold with South Korea's Kim Yu-Na the star of the women's event. The Sochi Games will also have a new event for the first time with the team competition, which gets underway on February 6, the day before the opening ceremony, bringing to five the number of titles on offer in the Iceberg Skating Palace in addition to the men's, women's, pairs and ice dancing.

Olympics: Plushenko, Kim and Chan headline in Sochi

All eyes will be on Russian figure skating legend Yvegeny Plushenko at his home Olympics as Patrick Chan enters as favourite for men's gold with South Korea's Kim Yu-Na the star of the women's event. The Sochi Games will also have a new event for the first time with the team competition, which gets underway on February 6, the day before the opening ceremony, bringing to five the number of titles on offer in the Iceberg Skating Palace in addition to the men's, women's, pairs and ice dancing.
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