Karen Chen – a Figure Skater

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Chen rebounds from previous hardships in style

With past struggles in rearview mirror, confident youngster charges forward

Karen Chen had next.

That is how it looked after the 2015 U.S. Championships, as Chen, then 15, stole the show in the free skate and took third overall in her first U.S. championship as a senior, when she was too young to go to senior worlds.

And, if the only performance you’d seen of Chen’s since then was during Thursday’s short program at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Kansas City, you would have thought to yourself, “Just what everyone expected.”…[read more]

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Golden Spin

Golden Spin Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Elizabet Tursynbayeva and Karen ChenGolden Spin Medalists – Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Elizabet Tursynbayeva and Karen Chen

Karen Chen – 2015 Golden Spin – 3rd place
Short Program – 56.82
Free Skate – 118.53
Total Score – 175.35

Karen Chen – 2015 Golden Spin – Exhibition
Music: Butterfly Lovers
Choreographers: Karen Chen


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]