Olympic Champ Nathan Chen Out Of Figure Skating Worlds With Injury
Mar 17, 2022, 11:39 AM
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic figure skating champion Nathan Chen withdrew from the world championships on Wednesday because of what he called a “nagging injury” that he’s been dealing with after winning at the Beijing Games.
The three-time reigning champion will be replaced on the U.S. team by Camden Pulkinen next week in Montpellier, France.
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The 22-year-old Chen was one of the stars of the Winter Games with his thrilling “Rocketman” free skate clinching the gold medal that eluded him four years earlier in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Chen also helped the Americans win a team silver medal, which could become gold pending the outcome of a doping investigation involving the Russian team.