Figure skating star Nathan Chen won his third straight Skate America Grand Prix championship in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Chen, who did three phenomenal quadruple jumps in his free skate to music from the Elton John biopic “Rocket Man,” defeated runner-up Jason Brown by 44 points with a total score of 299.09.
U.S. Olympian Nathan Chen defeated Japan’s two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu to take home the World Figure Skating Championships gold at Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo.
New video has surfaced of Mariah Bell, an American figure skater accused of intentionally injuring South Korean rival Lim Eun-soo during rehearsal for the World Figure Skating Championships.
Bell, 22, was training prior to the women’s short program in Saitama, Japan, on March 20 when she reportedly approached Eun-soo, 16, from behind and kicked her with her skates.
A 13-year-old Asian American figure skater has become the youngest national champion ever after recently winning the U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Detroit, Michigan.
Alysa Liu, who hails from Clovis, California, took home the top prize for the event’s women division last week, beating the year’s previous winner, 20-year-old Bradie Tennell.
Alysa Liu, a 12-year-old figure skater, is one of only three U.S. women to ever land the difficult skating move known as a triple axel in an international competition.
Liu, from Richmond, California joins Tonya Harding and Mirai Nagasu as the only women to ever land a triple axel at an international competition when she pulled the move at the Asian Open in Bangkok, Thailand under the advanced novice women’s division last Thursday.
“You’re welcome, Stockholm!” – Chazz Michael Michaels (and me right now)
The amazing Shib Sibs — Maia and Alex Shibutani — have done it again; they’ve taken bronze for Team USA in the ice dance competition on Tuesday.
With a strong free skate score of 192.59, the talented Japanese-American siblings snagged a bronze medal in the ice dance event at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The Shiblings executed a near-flawless program to “Paradise” by Coldplay, earning their second Olympic medal to add to their earlier team bronze win.
Siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani recently helped Team USA secure the Bronze Medal with their stellar performance on Sunday in PyeongChang, South Korea.
It was a dream that the pair had been working hard for since they first began training for figure skating competitions some 14 years ago.
Last week, Alex shared a short video tribute to their mother, which he said he started making in 2016.
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Japanese-American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani are the figure skating duo who are winning over hearts at the 2018 Winter Olympics representing Team America.
Fondly referred to as the Shib Sibs by their fans, the talented pair has become an instant hit after their electrifying performance on Sunday.
Finishing second in the short dance category of the figure skating team competition and earning bronze for Team USA, the Shibutani siblings set social media ablaze, with netizens expressing their support and admiration.
While the world is just starting to appreciate the siblings, Alex and Maia, 26 and 23 respectively, have been an ice-dancing duo for over a decade now. According to Time, it was Maia who first started skating as a kid, and eventually got her brother into it too. When they began skating together as partners in 2004, the siblings caught the attention of former Olympians Susan Kelley and Andrew Stroukoff, who competed as a pair in the 1976 Olympic ice dance competition. After finishing second at the juvenile nationals that year, they moved to Colorado Springs to begin training with an Olympic-level coach. Since then, they have been developing their skills and winning competitions all over the world. At the senior level, the Shiblings have won a medal at every national championship since 2011, earning two golds, three silvers, and two bronzes so far. They also made history as the first U.S. ice dance team to win a medal in their world championship debut by capturing a bronze in 2011. In their Olympics debut in Sochi in 2014, they finished ninth. Their chemistry as brother and sister is evident not only when they are performing on ice but also in their YouTube videos where they occasionally share interesting stuff about their lives.
Japanese-American figure skater Mirai Nagasu just made history for Team America at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Sunday night by being the first American woman to ever land a triple axel at the Olympics.