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Thank you so much for sponsoring me AGAIN!!! Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation!

Thank you very much for sponsoring me this 2015-2016 season!!! πŸ™‚

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Tar Heel tales: Chen has a big fan in Yamaguchi – icenetwork.com

For many skating fans, the 4-foot-10 Karen Chen seemingly came out of nowhere to win the bronze medal at the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. She was so tiny on the big stage that when she went to receive her medal, champion Ashley Wagner helped her up onto the podium.

The medal-winning performance wasn’t so surprising to one viewer: Kristi Yamaguchi.

The Olympic champion has been one of Chen’s backers for the past few years. Both hail from Fremont, California, and Yamaguchi has served as a mentor of sorts to the 15-year-old ever since the two were introduced at a local rink…[Read more]