Team USA- Nathan Chen Wins His First Olympic Gold Medal At Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Beats Rival And Former Champion Yuzuru Hanyu; Know Everything About Nathan Chen Bio, Family, Instagram, Net Worth, Career, Relationship And Height And Weight. Nathan Chen of Team USA wins his first gold medal in figure skating at Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. Nathan secured the first position on the podium with an overall score of 332.60.
Yuma Kagiyama and Shamo Uno of Japan won the silver and bronze medals respectively. The former champion, Yuzuru Hanyu stands in the fourth position and Chen has a lead of 17 points to Yuzuru Hanyu.
It was Chen’s years of dram that have come true on Thursday in Beijing. Nathan Chen skated to the famous song ‘Rocket Man’ by Elton John and the singer himself congratulated Nathan Chen through Twitter.
During an interview with Chen, after winning the medal, the medalist expressed his happiness by saying,” I just had a blast out there. I am so happy, that program is so much fun to stake”. He also added, “I never thought I’d be able to make this far in my career”.
Nathan Chen Biography
Nathan Chen was born on May 5, 1999. Chen was born and raised by his immigrant parents, Zhidong Chen and Hetty Wang who migrated to the USA in the year 1988.
His father is from Guangxi and his mother is from Beijing. Zhidong Chen, Chen’s father is a medical analysis scientist by profession and has acquired his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. His mother, Hetty Wang is a medical translator of Mandarin Chinese in hospitals.
Chen completed his schooling at West High School in Salt Lake City and later joined Yale University in 2018, in the discipline of Statistics and Data Science. Nathan Chen is of Asian ethnicity but holds an American nationality. His zodiac sign is Taurus and follows Christian religious practices.
Nathan Chen Career
Nathan Chen started figure skating at the age of three and his first figure skating competition was in 2003. After turning 13, Chen was qualified to compete in the U.S Junior Nationals at the juvenile and intermediate levels in 2007-2009. He was in tenth and third positions in the Junior Nationals in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
In 2009, he earned his medal, silver in men’s intermediate level figure skating. After his win in intermediate levels, Chen advanced to the novice level in 2010 and he became the youngest novice champion in the history of U.S figure skating at the 2010 U.S Championships. In the 2011-2012 season, Chen moved to the Junior levels in figure skating and won the junior men’s title at the 2012 U.S Championships. Chen made his first appearance at the Gardena Spring Trophy 2012 event in Italy.
Nathan Chen made his debut in senior figure skating in the 2016-2017 season and won a gold medal at the CS Finlandia Trophy 2016. Chen’s first Grand Prix event was in Paris at the Trophee Dee France in 2016. In the same year, Chen was positioned second in NHK Trophy. In 2017, Nathan Chen gained his first Grand Prix title at the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow.
By 2019-2020 Grand Prix events, Chen earned three wins in the Grand Prix events. Chen’s Winter Olympics debut was in 2018 at PyeongChang and he was in the fourth position in the men’s figure skating event. In the same event, Chen became the first skater to land a quad flip at the Olympics.
In 2021, World Championships held in Sweden, Chen secured the third position in the event. In 2022, in Beijing, Nathan Chen won his first-ever gold medal in the Olympics figure skating.
Nathan Chen Relationship
Earlier, Nathan Chen was seen to be dating fellow skater Amber Glenn when both the skaters were teenagers. But the couple broke up in the year 2017.
Currently, Nathan Chen is rumored to be in a relationship with Japanese skater, Mai Mihara but there is not enough evidence to prove that Chen and Mihara are dating.
Nathan Chen Net Worth
As of 2021, Nathan Chen has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. Nathan, who was born and raised in a middle-class family raised all his wealth and fortune by his figure skating.
The net worth of Nathan Chen is likely to increase in the coming years, especially considering his gold-medal win at the Winter Olympics.
Nathan Chen Height And Weight
Nathan Chen stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 62 kgs. The color of his eyes is black and his hair color is dark brown.