Patrick Chan hangs up his skates

Patrick Chan accroche ses patins

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The canadian male figure skater Patrick Chan has announced his retirement Monday morning.

“It was an honor and a privilege to skate for Canada,” said Patrick Chan, by way of a press release. The memorable experiences that I have experienced have allowed me to learn lessons which I will remember throughout my life. I realized my dreams and aspirations in skating competition, and now the time has come to face new challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. I hope I have inspired many young skaters, showing them that with hard work, perseverance and dedication, everything is possible.”

In the course of his career, Chan, a 27-year-old has won three olympic medals, three world championship titles and 10 national titles.

Chan had won a silver medal in the individual event in Sochi and the silver in the team competition. In Pyeongchang, he received the gold medal in the team competition. Chan has also won five medals at the world Championships, winning the title three times (2011, 2012, 2013). He has won 15 medals on the ISU Grand Prix circuit and four medals at the ISU Grand Prix final, two-time olympic gold medallist (2011, 2012). He has also held three times the first place at the world Championships ISU four continents (2009, 2012, 2016).