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Chen wins fourth straight gold at Skate America in Las Vegas

American Nathan Chen performs his gold medal winning routine in the free skate program during the ISU Skate America competition at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

LOS ANGELES – Nathan Chen captured his fourth consecutive ISU Skate America title on Saturday, easily beating a depleted field in Las Vegas that was limited to United States-based athletes because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The reigning men’s singles world champion scored 299.15 points to beat out Palo Alto’s Vincent Zhou, who finished with 275.10 points.

Keegan Messing, who lives in Alaska but has dual US-Canadian citizenship, placed third at 266.42 points.

There were no fans in attendance at the Orleans Arena, just off the Vegas strip. Strict health and safety guidelines were in place and just a handful of overseas skaters took part…

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