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Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1999
Place of Birth Salt Lake City, Utah
Age 22 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
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Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen is an American figure skater. He is a three-time World champion, a 2018 Olympic bronze medalist in the team event, the 2017 Four Continents champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final champion, and a five-time U.S. national champion. Chen is the first skater to have landed five types of quadruple jumps in competition: toe loop, Salchow, loop, flip and Lutz. On the junior level, Chen is the 2015–16 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, 2013–14 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and 2014 World Junior bronze medalist. Since the 2018 World Championships, Chen has been undefeated in every competition he has entered, both domestic and international, obtaining the highest total score.

Full nameNathan Wei Chen
Country representedUnited States
BornMay 05, 1999, Salt Lake City, Utah
CoachRafael Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva, Vera Arutyunyan
Former coachMarina Zoueva, Evgenia Chernyshova, Stephanie Grosscup, Karel Kovar, Amanda Kovar
ChoreographerShae-Lynn Bourne
Former choreographerSamuel Chouinard, Marie-France Dubreuil, Lori Nichol, Nadia Kanaeva, Marina Zoueva, Nikolai Morozov, Phillip Mills, Stephanie Grosscup, Evgenia Chernyshova
Skating clubSalt Lake Figure Skating
Training locationsIrvine, California
Former training locationsSalt Lake City, Utah, Lake Arrowhead, California, Artesia, California, Canton, Michigan, Lakewood, California, New Haven, Connecticut, Cromwell, Connecticut
Began skating2002
World standing1 (2020–21), 1 (2019–20), 1 (2018–19), 3 (2017–18), 10 (2016–17), 37 (2015–16), 34 (2014–15), 46 (2013–14), 128 (2012–13)
Season's bests1 (2019–20), 1 (2018–19), 1 (2017–18), 3 (2016–17), 25 (2015–16), 33 (2014–15), 29 (2013–14), 24 (2012–13)
Combined total335.30 (WR), 2019–20 Grand Prix Final
Short program110.38, 2019–20 Grand Prix Final
Free skate224.92 (WR), 2019–20 Grand Prix Final
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About Nathan Chen

Chinese-American figure skater who became a three-time U.S. Junior Champion and won gold at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Mexico in 2013. He became the 2017-18 Grand Prix Final champion. He later won a bronze medal in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Olympics.

Nathan Chen before fame

He studied ballet and competitive gymnastics before deciding to focus on figure skating.

Achievement of Nathan Chen

He had one of his best combined scores, 222.0, at the JGP Austria 2012 competition. He also became the first skater ever to land 5 quadruple jumps in one program. He has studied at Yale University.

Nathan Chen family life

His Chinese name is Chen Wei. He grew up with four older siblings.

Associations of Nathan Chen

He and Ilia Kulik were both Junior Champion skaters.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Nathan Chen

  • Olympic bronze medalists for the United States in figure skating
  • American male single skaters
  • Four Continents Figure Skating Championships medalists
  • Sportspeople from Salt Lake City
  • Olympic figure skaters of the United States
  • World Junior Figure Skating Championships medalists
  • World Figure Skating Championships medalists

Latest information about Nathan Chen updated on May 10 2021.