World champ figure skater Nathan Chen finally gets Olympic gold; Chloe Kim gets gold on snowboard
Thu. February 10, 2022 9:54 PM by Gerald Farinas
nathan chen at internationaux de france in 2018
Chen and Kim have large LGBTQ followings because of their particular sports
GoPride.com earlier reported his record-breaking short program performance which bested the previous record-holder from Japan, also competing in the Beijing Olympics.
The Salt Lake City-native grew his fandom since he became the youngest U.S. men's champion in at 17 years old. A sport with a large LGBTQ following, Chen has come to accept and takes pride in their support.
Meanwhile, the 5 foot 3 inch 21-year old Los Angeles-native Chloe Kim won her gold medal in the women's halfpipe finals. She is the first woman to accomplish the first back-to-back Olympic gold win for the snowboarding event.
Kim, who also has a large LGBTQ following, made her Olympic debut at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics and then at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, where her parents immigrated from.