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Who is Gracie Gold’s coach?

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Asked by: Mike Gonzales

Did Gracie Gold quit skating?

These days, Gold smiles only when she wants to. In November 2018, when Gold began her comeback tour after a 17-month hiatus from the sport, she made a decision: She would skate not for the judges, or her coaches, or even her country. Gold would skate – she would jump; she would spin; she would soar – for herself.

Is Karen Chen related to Nathan Chen?

With successful figure skating careers and same surname, fans are wondering if the two Olympics icons are related. Despite their figure skating success and identical surname, the two are not related.

Where is Gracie gold now?

Gold currently sits in sixth (67.61 points) heading into Friday night’s women’s free skate (8pm ET, NBC). At the conclusion of the competition, three women will be named to the 2022 U.S. Olympic figure skating team. Mariah Bell currently leads the way (75.55), followed by Karen Chen (74.55) and Alysa Liu (71.42).

How old is Karen Chen?

At 22 years old, Karen is a decorated skater with a 2017 U.S National Champion title, a 2022 U.S. National Silver medal, and three U.S. National Bronze medals (2015, 2018, 2021). Besides being a gifted figure skater, Karen is a talented academic.

Why can Gracie Gold not go to the Olympics?

Gold, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, entered treatment for her mental health in 2017, and later missed the Olympics in 2018.

What is Nathan Chens major at Yale?

statistics and data science

Chen is majoring in statistics and data science at Yale University. He started at Yale in the fall of 2018 and decided to pause his studies in 2020 to focus on his training for the 2022 Olympic Games.

Does Gracie Gold still compete?

Gold currently sits in sixth (67.61 points) heading into Friday night’s women’s free skate (8pm ET, NBC). At the conclusion of the competition, three women will be named to the 2022 U.S. Olympic figure skating team. Mariah Bell currently leads the way (75.55), followed by Karen Chen (74.55) and Alysa Liu (71.42).

What kind of skates does Gracie Gold wear?

When U.S. national champion figure skater Gracie Gold takes the ice at the Sochi Olympics, she’ll be wearing a pair of skates purchased through a Richmond company. Skates US on West Eaton Pike has been Gold’s source for skates for more than six years.

Why do skaters put tights over skates?

In addition to the style, wearing tights over figure skates serves a practical purpose — to keep the figure skater from tripping over her own laces, which could be as painful as it would be embarrassing during an Olympics competition.

Why do Russian skaters wear gloves?

β€œIce can be rough when you’re falling, especially when you’re factoring the height at which we fall from and the momentum from our rotations,” Nagasu says. Gloves also keep the skaters’ hands warm during the competition.