American Nathan Chen won the World Figure Skating Championships for the third time in a row

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American Nathan Chen won the World Figure Skating Championships for the third time in a row

Chen has never conceded a gold medal to his rivals since the 2018 Olympics

On Saturday, 21-year-old Nathan Chen once again established himself as one of America’s greatest figure skaters. Chen became the first American to win three consecutive World Championships since 1984. Prior to that, the record was held by Scott Hamilton, who won three world figure skating championships in a row from 1981 to 1984, the Associated Press reported.

Speaking in Stockholm, Chen scored 320.88 points, ahead of the Japanese Yuma Kagiyama, who got the silver medal, and another Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, who won the bronze.

Nathan Chen has never conceded a gold medal to his rivals from the 2018 Olympics. Since then, he has had no equal – he has consistently become the winner of the world championships and the last five US championships in figure skating, as well as the Skate Americas competition and the Grand Prix Final.

The fifth place in the current championship among men went to the Russian Mikhail Kolyada.

On the same day, Russians Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov won gold in ice dancing in Stockholm, ahead of the duo Maddison Hubbel and Zachary Donoghue from the United States.

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A day earlier, on Friday, Russians Anna Shcherbakova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, and Alexandra Trusova won all three prizes at this world singles championship.

According to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Russian figure skaters at the current World Cup are performing under the flag of the Figure Skating Federation. When the Russian athletes win, instead of the national anthem, music from the First Concert of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky sounds.