Patrick Chan skates to sixth straight Canadian figure skating championship title
Coquitlam's Kevin Reynolds takes silver
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Patrick Chan captured his sixth consecutive national senior title at the Canadian figure skating championships Saturday.
The two-time world champion from Toronto scored 273.75 points, landing two huge quad jumps but doubling his triple Axel and falling on his triple flip during his dramatic program to Puccini's "La Boheme."
Kevin Reynolds of Coquitlam won the silver with 261.26, landing two clean quads and stumbling on the landing of a third.
Andrei Rogozine of Richmond Hill, Ont., scored 207.85 to finish third.
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford captured their second straight national pairs title, edging Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch by two points.
Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., scored 137.55 for their free skate to earn 206.63 points overall and bring the Hershey Centre crowd to its feet.
Moore-Towers, from St. Catharines, Ont., and Moscovitch, from Waterloo, Ont., scored 204.54 overall.
Paige Lawrence of Kennedy, Sask., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., won the bronze with 171.13 points.
In ice dance, Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are poised to claim another national title.
Virtue, from London, Ont., and Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., easily won the short dance with a score of 79.04 points. The two-time world and four-time Canadian champions skated to "And The Waltz Goes On," composed by actor Sir Anthony Hopkins.
The Toronto duo of Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier scored 67.95 to sit second going into Sunday's free dance.
Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam, both of Barrie, Ont., are third with 66.24.
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