Updated: Sunday, 12 January 2014 10:28 | By Agence France-Presse

Chan wins seventh Canadian Figure Skating Championships title

Three-time world champion Patrick Chan captured his seventh national title by winning free skate at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, securing his favored role at the Sochi Olympics.


Chan wins seventh Canadian Figure Skating Championships title

Patrick Chan skates in the men's free program during the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, on January 11, 2014

Chan on Saturday scored 188.30 points to win the free skate and took the overall men's crown with 277.42 points.

Kevin Reynolds was second on 242.45 with Liam Firus third on 238.13, each of them booking a trip to Sochi next month as well.

Reigning Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Moir and Scott Virtue were set to compete later in the final event.

Kaetlyn Osmond won her second women's title in a row by taking the free skate final. The 18-year-old from Alberta, nagged by a torn hamstring and ankle injury in the past four months, won the free skate with 136.94 points.

Osmond, eighth at last year's world championships, claimed the overall title with 207.24 points.

"It's definitely the best I've ever skated," Osmond said.

Gabrielle Daleman, just 15 years old, finished second in the free skate on 124.09 to claim second-place overall on 182.47.

Former Canadian champion Amelie Lacoste, second after Friday's short program, settled for fifth in the free skate and fell to third overall on 166.69.

Reigning Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Moir and Scott Virtue were set to compete later in the final event.

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won their third Canadian pairs title with a record 213.62 points with Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch second on 209.44. Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers were third on 176.31.

"Now we're going to the Olympics as three-time Canadian champions," Duhamel said. "It's such a cool feeling."

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