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Karen Chen named to US World’s Figure Skating team

US Figure Skating Saturday named Karen Chen to represent the United States at the World Figure Skating Championships in March, reports NBC Sports.

Chen will join Bradie Tennell who placed first in the championship Friday. Chen placed third, but leapfrogged second place finisher Amber Glenn for a spot on the world’s based on the body of work over the year.

Glenn has been named first alternate.

If both Chen and Tennell do well in World’s they could earn the United States three spots at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Two-time reigning US Champion Alyssa Liu placed fourth Friday. The 15 year old has had a year of setbacks including a hip injury, as well as challenges of a growth spurt and a coaching change.

“I didn’t expect much from myself, I expected the bare minimum, with how everything was going,” she said. “And I’m definitely really happy with coming here and having this competition still go on. I was really grateful to compete again because I love competing. I like the feel of it,” she told NBC Sports.

“The only goal we had for this competition was to perform and show an Alysa that is confident, and gorgeous, and with beautiful new qualities that no one ever saw before, that could prove to herself she is capable of anything,” her coach Massimo Scali said.

RELATED: Chen wins 5th straight championship. Vincent Zhou 2nd

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