Houston Chronicle

Chen wins U.S. Championsh­ip


Nathan Chen won his fifth straight U.S. Figure Skating Championsh­ip at Las Vegas.

Not since Dick Button won each title from 1946-52 has any American man had such a streak of success. Throw in two world championsh­ips and being unbeaten since not medaling at the 2018 Olympics, and Chen, only 21, already has a resume for the ages.

“It’s incredible to try to follow in his footsteps,” Chen said of Button, a two-time Olympic winner.

Chen’s 322.28 points were unmatched by anybody in the field.

Vincent Zhou’s 291.38 was good for second place.

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