Olympic gold medalist Nathan Chen named ‘23 FISU Games ambassador

LAKE PLACID — Nathan Chen, the American figure skater who earned the gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, has been named the “Goodwill Ambassador” for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Winter Games.

As goodwill ambassador, Chen is planning on attending the 2023 FISU Games in Lake Placid, promoting the event on his social media and participating in a press conference about the Games, according to a press release from FISU. The 2023 Games are being held Jan. 12-22, 2023.

“I’m so happy to be a part of January’s Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games and helping to support everyone involved,” Chen said in a statement on Thursday. “It’s going to be so exciting to see so many of the world’s best collegiate athletes compete in their selected sport. This is a special time in each of their lives and the ability to balance academics and athletics already makes them champions.”

Chen, 23, plans to return to his statistics and data science studies at Yale University this fall, according to the release.

Chen, a Salt Lake City, Utah native, has competed in Lake Placid twice in the past — first in the Junior Nationals competition at the Olympic center and again in the Skate America competition in 2017, when he won the gold that helped him get to and win the World Championships in 2018. Chen has won three World Championship gold medals and is a two-time Olympian and three-time Olympic medalist.


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