Karen Chen has been a staple name in the world of competitive figure skating for quite some time now, born and raised in Fremont, CA, Karen started her training in figure skating back in 2005. She then first appeared at the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships where she finished fourth. Shortly after that, she made her international debut at the 2013 Spring Gardenia Trophy at the age of 14 where she took home the gold at the Novice level.
Shortly after her Junior International debut, Karen Chen suffered a type-three tibia fracture in her right ankle after attempting a triple lutz jump. Throughout the next couple years and after her recovery, Karen dedicated her life to the sport of figure skating where she competed in numerous figure skating championships and events around the world including Czech Skate, Croatia Cup, Skate America, Cup of China competitions.
It wasn’t until the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships where Karen Chen skated a fantastic short program and free skate placing her in first place for both, leading her to bring home the Gold medal. Additionally, she set a new world record with her score of 72.82 in short program. The next year at the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Chen placed third in her short program and fourth in the free skate.
Now, Karen Chen has been chosen to represent Team USA in Figure Skating at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. With all eyes on Karen, especially after her stellar rise to fame, she must train her hardest to go for the Gold in the PyeongChang Games. Karen has been spending the past couple years stunning audiences and judges with her graceful short programs and exhibitions. Chen has self-choreographed her own programs for the past couple years which include songs like “El Tango de Roxanne” from the musical Moulin Rouge, “Slow Dancing in the Big City” by Bill Conti and her signature song “Carmen Suite” from the opera Carmen.