Chen Lu

Chen Lu (Chinese陈 露, Pinyin Chén Lù; * November 24, 1976 in Changchun, Jilin ) is a former Chinese figure skater, which was launched in a single run. It is the world champion of 1995.


Chen Lu comes from an athletic family. Her father, Xi Qin Chen, ice hockey player, also played in the Chinese national team and later became hockey coach. Her mother Yan Chui was a table tennis player.

The first skates Chen got a present from her father. At the age of five she was in a sports school and coached there skating. Their first coach was Li Mingzhu. In 1991, she denied both their first Junior World Championship, as well as their first world championship in the seniors. In the juniors, she won bronze, which she repeated a year later. In 1992 she won in Oakland, bronze in the senior behind the U.S. women Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan. It was the first medal for China at World Figure Skating Championships. At the Olympic Games in Albertville, she was sixth. In 1993 she won at the World Championships in Prague again bronze, this time behind the Ukrainian Oksana Bajul and the Frenchwoman Surya Bonaly. In her second Olympic Games, Chen Lu won the bronze medal in 1994 in Lillehammer behind Oksana Bajul and Nancy Kerrigan. Again, this was a first for China, because never before the land had previously won an Olympic medal in figure skating. Following the resignation of the placed in front of her Bajul Kerrigan and Chen was considered a favorite for the subsequent World Cup. A stress fracture forced her there, however, to the task. A year later it was so far in the English city of Birmingham and Chen Lu was the first Chinese world champion in figure skating. Your freestyle, which she ran The Last Emperor film music by Bertolucci, contained five triple jumps. Chen won in 1996 at the World Championships in Edmonton the silver medal behind Michelle Kwan. 1997 Chen was injured a long time and could not as the 25th at the world championships to qualify for the free program. She then moved up to the manager, went to Liu Hongyun and also coached for a time in the United States. There she collaborated with the choreographer Lea Ann Miller. Under the direction of new coach they won in Nagano in 1998 her second bronze medal at Olympic Games and thanked him after the free skate with her ​​coach.

Following her amateur career, she went to the USA and lived in San Francisco. She was professional figure skating, went to the ice show and appeared in various exhibition events. She has published two autobiographical books with the titles "Butterfly on Ice" and "The Illusions of a Butterfly ". On 7 July 2005 Chen Lu married the Russian Olympic silver medalist in pairs skating in 1992, Denis Petrov. With him she has a son and a daughter. They live in the PRC in Shenzhen near Hong Kong and operated through a skating school.


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