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Chen, Zhou Place First & Second in U.S. Figure Skating Championship

Nathan Chen Celebrates his free skate at the U.S. figure Skating Championship

By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent

Nathan Chen is so dominating his sports the commentators are running out of superlatives to describe it.

The Utah native scored 342 points to dominate the U.S. Figure Skating Championships winning his third straight U.S. Championship.

“All hale Nathan, the great. He took me to another world, said Johnny Weir, the last U.S. skater to win three straight championships. “There is a dreamy quality to the music selection. He’s taken skating to an entirely new world.”

Tara Lipinsky, who won Olympic gold in 1998, went over-the-top in her praise.

“He is a god. He is not human,” she proclaimed. “This is it, guys. This is what skating is about. He’s pushing the boundaries.

Chen so dominated with his multiple quad jumps that the only suspense going into Sunday’s free skate was which skater would take second place-Vincent Zhou of San Jose or Jason Brown of Los Angeles. Brown held a narrow lead over Zhou after the short program.

Zhou pulled it off by executing four quad jumps to launch is long program.

“I’m so happy right now,” Chen said about his victory. “That program went exactly as I wanted it to.”

Chen is a heavy favorite going into the Worlds March 18-24. He isn’t taking anything for granted.

“Worlds is a whole another ballgame,” he cautioned.

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