Overall he racked up 249.19 points, another personal record forhim and the highest score any man has achieved this season so far. When his scores came up,Chan smiled broadly and waved to the crowd. “It’s just overwhelming I think. And to think that it’smy first Four Continents, I think I did pretty well for my first one. It’s great, because it also helpsgoing to Worlds”, Chan said. “It (the program) wasn’t as good as Nationals. My second triple Axeldidn’t go here. I was thinking, ‘great, I have another full minute to go without a triple Axel. But itwas the whole package, not just the jumps. I just have to go to Worlds and skate two cleanprograms like Jeff (Buttle) did. I believe now if I do both triple Axels and all the other triples in mylong program as well as a clean short,
I think I could get a gold medal at the Worlds”, he added.Lysacek stood in second place after the Short Program and skated first in the final group. He tookthe ice with a determined look and landed a quadruple toeloop, but then put down his hand on acheated the triple Axel. The 23-year-old didn’t let that error affect the rest of his performance to“Rhapsody in Blue” and reeled off a triple Salchow, triple Axel-triple toe, triple lop, triple flip-doubletoe-double loop, a triple Lutz and another triple flip as well as fast level-four spins and level-threefootwork. The two-time World bronze medalist posted a new seasons best of 155.50 points(80.80/74.70) and remained in second place with 237.15 points overall. “I feel good about myperformance at this point of the season and I think I’m building momentum as the season goes on.I had a little slow start, but I’m hoping to peak by the World Championships.