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Canada's Patrick Chan performs during the short program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi on Dec 7, 2012. The reigning world champion is eyeing a hat-trick on home ice at the World Championships next month. Alexander Nemenov / Agence France-Presse
Canadian star tries to deflect attention, but he's clearly a favorite to win his third world title as championships on home ice loom in London, Ontario, writes AFP.