5- Karen Chen, American figure skater.
Chen performed her program to “Butterfly Lovers’ Concerto” at the Olympics 2022 during the figure skating team event, landing a double Axel-triple toe loop combination to place fourth. Overall, the US figure skaters completed the event with a total score of 65, securing a silver medal.
Karen’s on performance. Five tips to work upon their skills.
“I believe in making mistakes and having a growth mind-set, because failing is normal and should not be feared. As for five tips regarding skating, I would say have fun, challenge yourself, work hard, make friends, and wear knee and butt pads!”
You missed the last season of Grand Prix with a right foot stress fracture, but made a stunning comeback this year, what are your tips to cope up with such unforeseen situations?
I’ve had so many injuries throughout my career, some I came back strong, others it was a huge struggle, but regardless, what I learned was the strength of willpower and believing in myself. Because of all my past injuries, I’ve gathered a lot of self-doubt which not only impacted my self-esteem, but also my performance as an athlete.
Thus, regarding future unforeseen situations, I would remind myself that everything happens for a reason and that taking a step back to gain perspective can be empowering.
I think that it’s important for women to support and inspire one another. Often times, especially with sports, women tend to get extremely competitive, but I think we should strive for that balance of being competitive while also showing support for one another.
Check out her interview at https://www.womenfitness.net/karen_chen/
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