He then went on to deliver a personal best performance to win the gold medal by a 13.95 point margin over the defending world champion, France's Brian Joubert. in the Backyard" (Ryuichi Sakamoto) and a new free program to "Eclogue" (Gerald Finzi).Assigned to the 2008 Skate Canada and 2008 Cup of China for the 2008–2009 season, Buttle prepared a new short program to "M. Buttle has toured with Canadian Stars on Ice since his eligible days, and continues to skate in shows as a professional skater.It is the same venue that will host figure skating at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.Defending women's champion Joannie Rochette of Île Dupas, Que., said the more chances a skater gets to compete at the Olympic venue, the better.
His placement, combined with that of Christopher Mabee, earned Canada two spots to the 2008 World Championships."It was one of the best programs I have done," said Chan, who was fifth at last year's nationals and Canadian junior champion in 2005."It was a great confidence boost for nationals." The Canadian championships, which run through Sunday and will be televised by CBC Sports, will attract about 150 skaters to the Pacific Coliseum.He rose steadily through the ranks, gaining experience on the junior level.He made his senior international debut in the 2001–2002 season, making his mark immediately by winning the silver medal at the 2001 NHK Trophy behind Takeshi Honda.
Buttle later said that he kept thinking of winning a medal in his short program but later focused on simply enjoying himself in the free skate program, and it paid off.