He holds the distinction of being the first male skater to have competed with 5 different types of quadruple jumps — flip, toe loop, loop, Salchow, and Lutz. Chen noted the difference in styles between the two programs, as well as the contrast between this year’s music compared to last year’s. After nine months away from competition ice, U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen ’23 prepares to headline 2020 Skate America in Las Vegas. Specifically with the free skate, this year’s slower, classically driven program is very different compared to the more contemporary “Rocket Man” program from last year, which featured a strong hip-hop section. He qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka, Japan, where he won the bronze medal. In het seizoen 2016/17 was Chen weer hersteld en dat uitte zich in goede resultaten. Get push notifications with news, features and more. 2012–2013 season: Junior international debut, 2016–2017 season: Senior international debut, 2017 CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic, Nathan Chen discovers a world outside of figure skating at Yale, "Figure Skating's Leading Man, Nathan Chen Has One Title That Has Helped Him Unequivocally: Little Brother", "Dance background helps to enhance Chen's skating", "Nathan Chen as Nureyev?
Chen started his season by winning gold both at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Mexico, in September 2013, and JGP in Belarus. Image zoom Nathan Chen Recipient of 2012 Ron and Gayle Hershberger Award. In an interview with ISU about his programs,[79] Chen said: "The short program (Caravan) is a lot of fun." You can learn strategies to cope with life's obstacles with similar mental strength. I love training. I feel like I am improving competition to competition. In 2003 nam hij voor het eerst deel aan een schaatswedstrijd. After the competition, Chen was named to the U.S. team for the 2015 World Junior Championships. Nathan Chen was his typically superb self in his first top-level competition program in nine months, topping the Skate America short by a sizable 11.81 points in Las Vegas on Friday night. OlympicTalk is on Apple News.
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