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Chan still a champion

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Patrick Chan of Canada acknowledges the crowd after his performance.

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Patrick Chan of Canada acknowledges the crowd after his performance.

Was it necessary for the Free Press to state Canadian men's figure skater Patrick Chan "skates to a sloppy silver" (Feb. 15)?

He had a few problems during his performance, but why so negative? Shouldn't we celebrate that, despite a couple of missteps, Chan was still able to reach the podium and win a silver medal? We should be proud of his accomplishments.

ALANA FLINT

Winnipeg

 

Patrick Chan may not have been crowned king with a gold medal, but he sure is a prince of a skater (Chan stumbles to silver -- 'sorry,' Feb. 15).

To have represented Canada is an achievement in itself, and he should feel no need to ever apologize.

CHRIS KENNEDY

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 19, 2014 A6

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