After competing in the 2018 Winter Games and recovering from an injury that kept her from competing during the 2018-2019 season, Karen Chen is more than ready to take on the 2022 Winter Olympics. The 22-year-old figure skater from Fremont, CA, recently qualified for the 2022 Winter Games after skating to an outstanding fourth-place finish at the 2021 World Championships.
With her eyes on the prize and three national bronze medals around her neck, Chen has quickly become a Team USA favorite heading into Beijing. And Chen’s accomplishments outside of the rink are just as impressive, too. Not only is she a talented artist and Cornell student, but she’s also a published author. Learn more about Chen ahead, and be sure to cheer her on in Beijing during her figure skating program!
— Additional reporting by Emily Cappiello