Patrick Chan announces retirement from competitive figure skating

Paola Ditto
Aprile 17, 2018

Chan hangs up his skates two months after winning team gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics to add to his double silver at Sochi in 2014.

Canada's Patrick Chan, a Winter Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion, announced his retirement from competitive figure skating on Monday.

Chan won the first of his record 10 Canadian men's titles in 2008 and was awarded the prestigious Lou Marsh Award in 2011 as Canada's top athlete.

He plans to continue in the sport by conducting seminars and performing in shows.

The announcement was widely expected as Chan had previously hinted he would call time on his career after the Games.

"It has given me memorable experiences and has taught me lessons I will carry throughout life".

The 27-year-old's trophy case also includes three Four Continents titles and 15 medals on the Grand Prix circuit.

Skate Canada CEO commented: "His lovely lyrical skating matched with his outgoing and positive personality has made him a champion on and off the ice".

"It has truly been an honour to have Patrick on our team and he will be greatly missed by the entire skating community", Skate Canada chief executive Debra Armstrong said.

"Skate Canada would like to congratulate Patrick on a fabulous career and we wish him the best of luck with his future endeavours".

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