Karen Chen, 2017 US national champion, has been waiting to show off her new outfit in freestyle skating at this Olympics, and it’s great!
The dress was lavender in color with a sparkling arrangement of Swarovski crystals on both the front and back that caught the light so well that it looked as if little blinkers were flashing. Her mother makes her contest dresses. “It represents our special relationship,” Chen told me about a week before she left for the Olympics.
This could be Chen’s goodbye on the international stage, as she plans to return to Cornell University in the fall to continue her studies as a medical student.
Chen, a 22-year-old from Fremont, California, won a silver medal in the team event after skating in both the short program and freestyle. However, on Tuesday’s women’s short show, she fell into her third round and finished a disappointing 13th.
On Thursday, in a dress her mother wore to work 20 hours a day for four consecutive days just before Karen left for the Olympics, Chen tripped and jumped another, and fell at the gym. last jump. It was not the performance she expected.
She received a score of 115.82 on her freestyle skateboard, for a total score of 179.93, and came in fifth place overall.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/sports/olympics/karen-chen-free-skate.html Karen Chen’s freestyle skating is another great performance