The U.S has nominated its women’s figure skating Olympic team. Meet the women who will represent the U.S. in Beijing.
At a ripe old age of 25, she’s the oldest woman to win a U.S. title in figure skating since the 1920s, and the oldest nomination to the Olympic team for women ever. Bell has experience at the world championships and the Grand Prix circuit, but this will be her first time in the Olympics. One of her big influences is her coach Adam Rippon, who was part of the bronze medal-winning U.S. team in Pyeongchang.
The lone returner from the 2018 women’s team, Chen has battled injuries after the Pyeongchang Olympics. She took second in Friday’s nationals. She’s also a student at Cornell, and on a break from her studies to focus on figure skating.
Since Liu had to withdraw before the free skate at the national championships, she didn’t get to show if she can land the big jumps she is capable of. At 16, she’s the youngest member of the team, and the one with the jumps that could rival Russia and Japan.