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Nathan Chen Becomes the First Man to Win 5 Consecutive Championships in 60 Years

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correctly report that Nathan Chen is the first man to win five consecutive figure skating championships. Michelle Kwan holds the record for the most consecutive U.S. titles at eight and most consecutive U.S. Championship medals at 12.

Chinese American figure skater Nathan Chen remains undefeated, becoming the first man to win five consecutive figure skating championships since two-time Olympic champion Dick Button over 60 years ago.

Figure Skater Nathan Chen Wins Fourth Skate America Title in a Row

Nathan Chen

Asian American figure skater Nathan Chen remains undefeated after placing first at the Skate America in Las Vegas on Oct. 23 at Orleans Arena.

The 21-year-old skater won with 111.17 points after pulling off a quadruple toe loop-triple toe loop combination and a quad flip, according to AP News. This is Chen’s fourth consecutive win in Skate America starting in 2017.

Figure Skater Unfurling Flag for Japanese Olympic Champ is the Most Canadian Thing Ever

Internet users are applauding Canadian figure skater Keegan Messing after he unfurled the Japanese flag during a medal award ceremony at the 2019 Autumn Classic International on Saturday.

During the ceremony, where Messing won Bronze, the 27-year-old figure skater realized that the Japanese flag wasn’t noticeable when the country’s national anthem started playing, according to CBC.

Korean Figure Skater’s Injury Photos Emerge, U.S. Figure Skating Apologizes for Mariah Bell

Photos showing South Korean figure skater Lim Eun Soo in pain in the immediate aftermath of a controversial collision with U.S. rival Mariah Bell are beginning to circulate on social media.

The incident occurred during a rehearsal ahead of the ISU World Championships in Saitama, Japan on Wednesday, where both skaters competed in the women’s short program.