Some of the crowd jeered when Chan won, perhaps because of his mistakes and Takahashi's superb performance. Chan finished with 266.11 points, almost 6.5 points ahead of Takahashi.
''I knew when I got off the ice'' I had won, Chan said. ''I felt like I had won anyway, that opening (was great).''
''It was a jump I've been having trouble with this season,'' Chan said. ''On the highlight reel it's not going to look great. But mistakes here and there, it shows that I'm human, right?''
He regained his composure and his momentum, only to come undone on his last jump. He pulled out of what was going to be a double axel and fell over.
''I guess it isn't really normal that I don't make a mistake, it's kind of my thing to have a weird fall,
'' Chan joked. ''I was late in the music so that may have been a factor. I rushed the take off. I've been pretty lucky not falling on it earlier the season.''