Agence France-PresseMarch 16, 2013 00:00
Canada's Patrick Chan won his third consecutive men's title at the World Figure Skating Championships on Friday, even though it was Kazakhstan's Denis Ten who captured the free skate final.
But Chan's already rocky season came within an ice shaving of ending in disaster after he crashed twice.
Delighting a crowd of home-nation supporters, Chan took the overall crown with 267.78 points to edge unheralded Ten, who was second on 266.48. Spain's Javier Fernandez, the European men's champion, was third with 249.06.