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Chan picks up three Guinness World Records

Canadian honored for record-breaking scores

Patrick Chan broke three Guinness World Records en route to the world title in Moscow.
Patrick Chan broke three Guinness World Records en route to the world title in Moscow. (Getty Images)

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(09/07/2011) - TORONTO, ON -- Patrick Chan, 20, took a break from training in Colorado Springs to visit his home town of Toronto, Ontario, where he was officially presented with three Guinness World Records certificates. Chan broke the short, free skate and overall scores in Moscow, Russia at the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in April 2011.

"On behalf of Guinness World Records, I am thrilled to honor Patrick with three records for his performances at this year's ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Patrick truly embodies the ultimate in what Guinness World Records stands for, which is that hard work, focus, passion and determination can help you achieve your dreams, no matter what they might be," said Amanda Mochan, Adjudications Manager, Guinness World Records.

"Winning the world championships in Moscow was terrific. I was thrilled to learn that I broke all three world records! I am delighted to be part of the Guinness World Records family, which I have followed with great fascination since I was a young child at school," said Chan.

Amanda Mochan from the Guinness World Records New York office was on hand as the official adjudicator and presented Chan will all three certificates.

Men's Short Program World Record:
93.02 on April 27, 2011

Men's Free Skate World Record:
187.96 on April 28, 2011

Men's Overall Score World Record:
280.98 on April 28, 2011

Guinness World Records 2012 will be available in Canada starting on September 15, 2011. Please visit www.guinnessworldrecords.com for more information.