The 2019 World Figure Skating Championships are in the books with all of their highs and lows, triumphs and heartbreaks. The Japan-hosted event was lauded as well-organized by the skaters and was said to have featured sold-out crowds.
For the Americans, these championships seem to be a net positive, while other countries, like Japan, may still be reeling from their results on home ice.
Let’s take a look at the takeaways from the World Championships and the top moments.
Nathan Chen’s incredible title defense over home favorite Yuzuru Hanyu
NBCSports.com/figure-skating contributor Phil Hersh described Chen’s performance in Saitama, Japan during the student-athlete’s spring break from Yale University as transcendent, unblemished, and artistically compelling.