Karen Chen is an American figure skater. She was coached by Tammy Gambill and choreographed by Drew Meekins and Pasquale Camerlengo. Their combined overall ISU is 208.63, a short program is 74.4, and free skate is 134.99. She was recently spotted at the Beijing 2022 Olympics.
Karen Chen was born on August 16, 1999 in Fremont, California, United States. Her parents’ names are Hsiu-Hui Tseng and Chih-Hsiu Chen. She also has a sibling named Jeffrey Chen. Her parents moved to the United States from Taiwan and found their home in Fremont, California in 1995. Karen was homeschooled through Connections Academy and completed her high school education. For her undergraduate studies, she attended the School of Human Ecology at Cornell University. There she studies Human Biology, Health and Society on the Pre-Med Track.
Karen Chen’s career
Chen started her career in the field of skating since she has been studying since 2005. In 2011 she won gold at national intermediate level and in 2012 in Novice. Later in the 2013-14 season she featured at the ISU Junior Grand Prix and also qualified for the LPG Finals. She also suffered from type 3 tibial fractures in her right ankle. At the Junior World Championships 2014 in Bulgaria, she finished ninth overall.
In 2014-15 she won bronze at Czech Skate and silver at Croatia Cup. She also featured at the 2015 US Championships, the World Figure Skating Championships, and the World Junior Figure Skating Championships. In 2015-16 she tried on 14 pairs of skate boots. She competed in the US International Classic, 2015 Skate America, Cup of China, Golden Spin of Zagreb and other games.
Rise to Fame
From 2016 to 2019 she won many titles by participating in various competitions. She has appeared at the 2016 NHK Trophy, 2016 Cup of China, 2017 Four Continents Champions, 2017 World Figure Skating Champions, 2019 Olympics, 2018 World Figure Skating Champions, 2017 Skate Canada International, 2017 Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang and the Stars on Ice Tour 2018, 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy and other games. She also suffered a stress fracture in her right foot and will be visiting Cornell. From 2019 to 2022 she made a comeback and participated in many events.
She has appeared at the 2019 CS Autumn Classic International, 2019 NHK Trophy, 2020 US Championship, 2020 Four Continents Championship, 2020 World Championship, 2020 Skate America, 2021 World Championship, 2022 Winter Olympics, the World Team Trophy 2021, the Skate Canada International 2021 International de France and other competitions. Recently in 2022, she is featured at the Beijing 2022 Olympics and hails from Team USA. She won a silver medal for the team with a score of 131.52 points.
Karen Chen’s biography
|Real name||Karen Chen|
|date of birth||Aug 16, 1999|
|Age (as of 2022)||22 years|
|place of birth||Fremont, California, United States|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 1” – in centimeters – 155 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 53kg – in pounds – 117 pounds|
|shoe size||5.5 (US)|
|eye color||dark brown|
Karen Chen Family
|mother||Hsiu Hui Tseng|
|marital status||In relation|
|Who is Karen Chen’s boyfriend?||Cam Pulkinen|
Karen must be in a relationship with Camden Pulkinen, who is also a skater and was the Junior Champion of the Junior Prix. They both went to the same university and have the same major. The duo were first spotted hugging in 2019 and rumors about them began to spread. They haven’t acted on these rumors yet, but might be secretly dating.
Karen Chen Net Worth
Karen Chen has earned a lot as a professional skater. She competed from a young age and won many medals and titles. According to sources, her net worth was estimated to be around $15 million. She also earns a lot from brand endorsements through her social media accounts.
Facts About Karen Chen
- Her brother competes in ice dancing for the USA.
- She has taken a two-year hiatus from her education due to the Winter Olympics and the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Karen was previously coached by Gilley Nicholson and Sherri Krahne Thomas.
- She made her international debut at the 2013 Gardena Spring Trophy, where she won gold.
- In 2014, she retired from the junior event at the US Championship.
- In 2015, she made her Grand Prix debut at Skate America and Cup of China where she placed fifth.
- She tested positive for Covid-19.