Philip Hersh

By the numbers, Nathan Chen’s jumps add up to a new dimension of skating

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A look at the statistical evidence that supports how consistently good Chen’s jumping has been during an unbeaten streak. [more]

In making history with fifth straight U.S. title, Nathan Chen competes against his own singular past

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The trouble with being Nathan Chen is, nearly all the time, you are being judged against your past brilliance. [more]

With brilliant skating by the top three, Nathan Chen still leaves no room at the top

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When a skater has been as dominant as Nathan Chen has for three seasons, it is not surprising many others look at him as untouchable. That feeling is even shared by a skater like Vincent Zhou, the reigning world bronze medalist and, like Chen, a 2018 Olympian. [more]