Agence France-PresseFebruary 2, 2014 23:02
Three-time world champion Patrick Chan will bid to become the first Canadian man to stand on top of the men's figure skating podium in Sochi.
But the son of Chinese emigrants who settled in Canada, Chan who grew up in Toronto speaking French, Cantonese and English admits that he is a skater whose iron will has been forged by his Asian heritage.
His mother, Karen, emigrated from Hong Kong to Canada at the age of 21 to study. His father, Lewis, now a lawyer in Toronto, arrived from Hong Kong aged 5 and grew up in Montreal.