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American skater Chen eyes elusive Olympic gold in Beijing

Jan. 12, 2022 11:51 AM EST

Nathan Chen has accomplished just about everything that one can accomplish in the sport of figure skating. Six consecutive national championships, the most since two-time Olympic champion Dick Button in the 1940s and '50s. Three consecutive world championships, the...

Chen wins 6th straight US figure skating championship

Jan. 09, 2022 19:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nathan Chen had landed some of the most difficult jumps in figure skating, soaring through the air with a dizzying array of quads and flawlessly stringing together incredible combinations to leave the crowd wanting more. Figures that he would faceplant on a...

Chen back on game, soars to short program win at nationals

Jan. 08, 2022 18:44 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Insane. Incredible. Amazing. Awesome. And that was just for the short program. Those were some of the reactions from the skaters themselves Saturday after Nathan Chen, clearly back on his game, set a short program record at the U.S. Figure...

Chen talked challenge of Olympic gold pursuit with Lysacek

Jan. 05, 2022 12:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nathan Chen already is one of America's most accomplished figure skaters. That doesn't mean he wouldn't take advice from a predecessor. Chen, who goes for his sixth consecutive national championship this week at what amounts to the Olympic trials for next...

Hanyu nearly lands quad axel while winning Japanese title

Dec. 26, 2021 13:37 PM EST

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu nearly became the first skater to land a quadruple axel while easily outpacing Shoma Uno and Yumi Kagayami to win the Japanese national championship on Sunday. Hanyu tried the jump, which unlike other quads includes an additional half rotation,...

2-time Olympic champ Hanyu spectacular at Japanese nationals

Dec. 24, 2021 13:18 PM EST

Two-time and reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu returned from a long injury layoff to land two quadruple jumps and score a world-leading 111.31 points in his short program at the Japanese championships on Friday. The 27-year-old Hanyu, who has been out for eight months with an...

Vincent Zhou's rise coming at the right time in Olympic year

Nov. 11, 2021 11:26 AM EST

Vincent Zhou couldn't have had better timing. Not specifically on his jumps and spins and footwork, all of which must be precise when you are an elite figure skater. More so on just when he put everything together for perhaps the best performance of his career. ...

Chen and winning streak in spotlight as Skate America begins

Oct. 21, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

Let this sink in: Nathan Chen has not lost a competition since February 2018. Talk about unbeaten streaks. Since his disappointing sixth-place finish at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the 22-year-old Chen has won three world titles, the last three of his...