Flowers, flags and fans for Patrick Chan

Photo: Photo by Marie White

Japan's Daisuke Takahashi (left) made a fine fifth-place comeback to win silver. "Just like Patrick (centre) said, the audience was great and really helped to push up my performance." Bronze medalist Javier Fernandez from Spain said, "Thank you so much for everything, I am so happy to be here." Figure skating is a new sport in Spain and he was the first ever Spanish finalist.

"Thank you, Quebec City," said an emotional Patrick Chan."Merci, la ville de Qu├ębec," he repeated in flawless French.