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    Chen Lu

    Chen Lu (simplified Chinese: 陈露; traditional Chinese: 陳露; pinyin: Chén Lù) was born on 24 November 1976. Chen is the 1994 and 1998 Olympic bronze medalist and the 1995 World Champion. Her 1994 bronze medal was the first ever Olympic medal in figure skating for China.


    She is one of my favorite skaters, so I thought I would open one to honor her for all the great beauty she has shown me in her skating and hopefully others will share their views about her performances.

    For me, Chen Lu is one of the most emotionally compelling skaters ever with true elegance, marvelous skating skills, lofty jumps with beautiful delayed rotation, erect posture, and fabulous musicality with outstanding dancing ability that really captures the spirit of the many styles of music she skated to from traditional Chinese music to Rachmaninoff.

    Born November 24, 1976

    Here are many of her performances

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Lu

    Here are some sites about her and video links to her performances:

    Worlds 1991 LP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60B_VAt7K8E

    1992 Olympic SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQfr1lJJ9h4

    1992 Olympics LP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS7v47RIvcE

    1992 Olympics LP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c19Hk1g0qrE

    Worlds 1992 SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSPLHDLQ91w

    Worlds 1992 LP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIRk7djbJEQ

    Worlds 1993 LP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjguVu__BuE

    Exhibition 1993 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDgBYbIO4Hk

    1993 SP Claire de Lune Skate Canada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML97VfCj3JU

    Pirouetten France 1993 LP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n7t_w7YbdQ

    Olympics 1994 LP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpFZyY_0_No

    NHK Trophy 1994 LP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR0qX7xhNLw

    Worlds LP 1995 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARd8UsQj_Ag

    Worlds SP 1995 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbOfhQFjFrI

    1995 International Team Challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wDqSQ5sHVU

    Trophee de France 1995 Rach II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02GNqdkiBko

    Skate America 1995 Rach II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk0stYnfZ8A

    1995 Lalique Trophy Rach II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi8eYODnEeE

    Grand Prix Final Spring Breeze SP 1995 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ4a6PSWho8

    Worlds Spring Breeze SP 1996 Worlds SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1ufKyTXvJg

    one of my favorite performances Chen Lu's Rach II Worlds 1996 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCRaoNfU0r8

    1997 SP NHK Trophy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uVOnwuzuCc

    Butterfly Lover's Olympics 1998 so beautiful and emotional: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd7qoAr8W2w

    Adios Ninos 1998 Olympics SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1XaKf3ssiM

    1998 Black Magic Woman Stars on Ice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58pdFFpT74E

    2001 Japan Open IF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f50w-9_yvR8
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    Lulu is one of my all time favorites!

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    I love Lulu so much. She is my favorite!

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    Here are some articles about Chen Lu:

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...?tcid=tw_share

    http://archive.people.com/people/arc...06-750-170.jpg

    I am kind of torn as to whether to post these articles because sometimes Phillip Hersh comes across as too harsh, but it has a lot of good quotes from Chen Lu and tells a lot about her struggles, which makes her ability to overcome them by giving such a deeply moving performance in the 1998 Olympics with Madame Butterfly even more compelling.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1...nese-officials

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1...tistry-skating

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1...e-loop-lu-chen Michelle skated well in this competition, but I really liked Chen Lu the best, especially since the combination of her SP and her Rach II performance is one of my all time favorite overall performances. It is interesting to hear her thoughts and how outspoken she is, though the comments are brief.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/03/18/sp...udy-in-us.html
    Last edited by gotoschool; 08-29-2016 at 02:04 AM.

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    Yagudin tells Chen Lu has opened her international school in Beijing.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BUJ7EZ5j6ac/
    As far as I understand, some videos exist, but seeking for them in English seems to be useless. I will be grateful, if somebody will be able to find.

    katarinawitt: Congratulations 👍🙋🏻 and lots of luck for you 😘
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    All the soundtracks of her Butterfly Lovers have been copyright blocked on YouTube. Does anyone know where I can access the Olympic version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopinskate View Post
    All the soundtracks of her Butterfly Lovers have been copyright blocked on YouTube. Does anyone know where I can access the Olympic version?
    https://m.bilibili.com/video/av7722326.html
    ^ This site is basically Chinese YouTube. It has a lot of interviews and promotional events from Chinese skaters not found on YouTube.
    Best to use on PC and to get rid of the comments on the screen, click on the chat speak image next to the play button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightcass View Post
    https://m.bilibili.com/video/av7722326.html
    ^ This site is basically Chinese YouTube. It has a lot of interviews and promotional events from Chinese skaters not found on YouTube.
    Best to use on PC and to get rid of the comments on the screen, click on the chat speak image next to the play button.
    Thanks! Need to watch this masterpiece!

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    Lu Chen is so underrated. She was one of the most musical and artistic skaters ever. I just realized that she has not even been inducted in the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Her legacy as a pioneer for the sport in her country, accomplishments, and amazing body of work warrants her induction. I hope that she is added to the list of legends in the near future.

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