Chan, the silver medalist the past two years, scored 187.96 points in the free skate Thursday for a total of 280.98. Those broke Daisuke Takahashi’s previous records, set at Four Continents in 2008. Chan also set a record in the short program, his 93.02 points Wednesday topping Evgeni Plushenko’s old mark.
Japanese national champion Takahiko Kozuka won the silver and Artur Gachinski of Russia took bronze in his first appearance at the world championships. (Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images)