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Karen Chen Biography

Karen Chen was born in Fremont, California on  August 16, 1999 , she is an American figure skater.Karen began to figure skate at just five years old. Ten years and many grueling training sessions later, she broke out at the 2015 US Championships with a bronze medal. This was after sustaining a nearly career ending ankle fracture a year earlier.    

In 2017, Karen became the US National Champion, winning gold in two programs and receiving the highest score ever recorded for the short program at the US National level.

Karen Chen Age

Chen was  born on August 16, 1999, is currently 19 years as of 2019.

Karen Chen Height and Weight

Height in Feet

She is 5’0 tall as of 2019.

Height in Meters

She is 1.53 meters tall as of 2019.

Weight in Pounds

Her current weight is around 105 pounds as of 2019.

Weight in Kilograms

Her current weight is around 48 kg as of 2019.

Karen Chen Education

She is studying at home through Connections Academy. Chen has expressed interest in majoring in the medical field.

Karen Chen Family

Karen Chen is the daughter of immigrant engineers who moved to California and who have worked hard to give their children. She has a younger brother Jeffrey, who is also a figure skater.

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Karen Chen Relationship

Not much has been revealed about Karen Chen’s personal life. it’s assumed that she is currently single and not in a relationship.

Karen Chen Career

Karen began to figure skate at just five years old. Chen began learning to skate in 2005. She won gold on the national intermediate level in 2011 and then gold competing as a novice in 2012. The following season, she competed on the junior level at the 2013 U.S. Championships, placing fourth. She made her international debut at the 2013 Gardena Spring Trophy where she won gold on the novice level.

In the 2013–14 season, Chen received her first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignments. She won bronze in Riga, Latvia, followed by gold in Košice, Slovakia, and qualified for the JGP Final. In the 2014–15 JGP series, she won bronze at Czech Skate and silver at the Croatia Cup, respectively. She was awarded the bronze medal in her senior national debut at the 2015 U.S. Championships, behind Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold.

Chen trained with her younger brother, ice dancer Jeffrey Chen, in Canton, Michigan during the two month-long 2018 Stars on Ice tour. She later relocated with longtime coach Tammy Gambill from Riverside, California to Gambill’s new training base at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado during the summer. Chen withdrew from early season events and her Grand Prix assignments, 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki and 2018 Rostelecom Cup, following an injury during the off-season. She returned to competition at the 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy, where she finished ninth in the short program. Chen withdrew from the free skate due to injury.

She announced her subsequent withdrawal from the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships to focus on her health in early January. She Chen later revealed that she had been suffering from a stress fracture.

Karen Chen 2018 Olympics

Chen was unable to earn a spot on the medal podium at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Chen scored 185.65 overall in the event, which was good for 11th place overall. She entered Thursday in 10th after the judges gave her a 65.90 in the short program. Chen regressed a bit at the 2018 U.S. Championships, placing third behind Bradie Tennell and Mirai Nagasu. Her performance there demonstrated her biggest issue on the ice.

Falling short at the 2018 Olympics could provide her with invaluable experience four years from now. Despite the fact she was unable to medal in Pyeongchang, her profile has risen significantly in the buildup to the 2018 Winter Olympics.       At the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Chen placed third in the short program and fourth in the free skate to win the overall bronze medal. As a result, Chen was selected to represent the USA at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the 2018 World Championships in Milan, Italy. She placed eleventh in the Olympics and withdrew from Worlds, she was replaced by second alternate Mariah Bell after first alternate Ashley Wagner declined the invitation.

Karen Chen Injury

While practicing a triple Lutz, she sustained a type three tibia fracture in her right ankle. Karen Chen, the 2017 U.S. national champion, has withdrawn from the Grand Prix of Helsinki while she recovers from a foot injury.Chen spent four weeks on crutches and resumed training in mid December,  Chen is still on the schedule for Rostelecom Cup in Moscow Nov. 16-18.

Karen Chen Book

Finding the Edge: My Life on the Ice (2017)

In the book finding the Edge:My Life on the Ice, Karen Chen tells the amazing story of her rise to the top, featuring never before seen photos and behind the scenes details from her journey on and off the ice. Now for the first time, Karen shares the story of how she got where she is today and where she’s going next. Karen has already overcome astounding obstacles. In Finding the Edge, she shares, in her own words, what it’s like to be Karen Chen and what it takes to achieve the impossible.

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