Nathan Chen #2

sk9tingfan

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My letter to the editor of the New York Times. Not one single mention of the World Figure Skating Championships either.

Dear Editor,

As a longtime sports fan, but especially figure skating, I was appalled to find not one mention of the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in the New York Times. I was even more disturbed that there was not one mention given to the astounding comeback performance given by Nathan Chen in the free skate to win his & more than 31 points against the two time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu. It was an astounding display of both technical and athletic prowess.

Perhaps you need to see it with your own eyes and give credit.

Nathan CHEN USA Free Skate 2021 Worlds BBC Commentary - YouTube
 

Frau Muller

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http://www.globetrottingbyphilipher...e-nathan-chen-became-a-mirror-for-glass-music

Haven't seen this posted yet. Phil Hersh on Nathan's free program to Philip Glass music. It includes a clip of Nathan playing parts of the music on the piano.

For admirers of BOTH Nathan Chen & Philip Glass, the Dutch National Ballet’s free stream of a complete new ballet to Glass’ METAMORPHOSIS - which includes the main tunes in Nathan’s 2021 free skate - may be of interest. The ballet premieres tomorrow, 29 April, at 20:15 CET (2:15pm eastern US) via DNB’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW6ru0sy_mpgJ9boWJS59fg

Info about the ballet, dancers & choreographer (a fave of mine ) is here:


Happy International Dance Day!
 

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March 31 article:
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Jewelry brand David Yurman is no exception — after all, it was founded in New York over 30 years ago by its sculptor namesake and his painter and ceramicist wife Sybil. To celebrate the city it calls home, the company enlisted various American greats from different fields to share personal stories of what New York means to them.
Photo of Nathan posted on DavidYurmanMen's Instagram account last week: https://www.instagram.com/p/CN-JAVzJ3g_/
Nathan shared 2 photos on his account (photos taken by Kevin Wu): https://www.instagram.com/p/CN_FrccLjj2/
 

Sylvia

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Nathan’s 2020-21 FS to a Philip Glass medley opens with “Metamorphosis Two” which is the section from 8:30 to 16:30 in the Dutch National Ballet’s 4/29 video (channel is linked in Frau Muller’s 2 posts above).

Nathan was interviewed on fellow Yale student RJ Kranz’s “The 64 Pack” podcast (they met in a statistics class) that was uploaded on May 3:
(During the podcast Nathan mentioned he had been rejected by Harvard, which I didn’t know before. :p)

HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY (May 5) to Nathan! Mika Matsuda tweeted her celebratory drawing: https://twitter.com/nigaoe877/status/1389646287142735874?s=21
 

sk9tingfan

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Nathan’s 2020-21 FS to a Philip Glass medley opens with “Metamorphosis Two” which is the section from 8:30 to 16:30 in the Dutch National Ballet’s 4/29 video (channel is linked in Frau Muller’s 2 posts above).

Nathan was interviewed on fellow Yale student RJ Kranz’s “The 64 Pack” podcast (they met in a statistics class) that was uploaded on May 3:
(During the podcast Nathan mentioned he had been rejected by Harvard, which I didn’t know before. :p)

HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY (May 5) to Nathan! Mika Matsuda tweeted her celebratory drawing: https://twitter.com/nigaoe877/status/1389646287142735874?s=21
I cannot believe that he was rejected by Harvard! Well, Harvard's lack of judgment was Yale's gift from so many perspectives.
 

A.H.Black

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During the podcast Nathan mentioned he had been rejected by Harvard, which I didn’t know before. :p
Harvard isn't usually that myopic when it comes to skaters. Harvard's loss is Yale's gain. Then again, Dick Button originally was going to go to Yale, but they wouldn't/couldn't be flexible with his schedule. Harvard was flexible. Of course that was in the era when they took the "boat" to Worlds and Europeans and Olympics (US skaters could compete in Europeans at that time).
 

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actually listening to the audio, it is clear that both interviewer and interviewee got accepted by Yale but got rejected at another similar school. Maybe these schools don't want to accept students that may prefer another school, and that in turn lowers their acceptance rates. (Which makes them look choosier than they are?) Or something like that. They certainly are not lacking in applicants, and can pick and choose however they want
 

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