Nathan Chen took his fifth consecutive tile at the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sunday afternoon.
Yaro Paniot has stepped up his games big time. I wonder if he'd beat Jason next year, could he get US citizenship in time for the Olympics?
Based on wikipedia he started training in the US at some point in 2014, even if we say 1/1/2015, we are in January 2021 - I would think he's a least satisfied the residency requirement.
Maybe, but I think it would be highly doubtful he would get citizenship by 2022. Here is an interview with Alex Krasnozhon (who having started the process in 2018 had just obtained his green card in October)
Alex Krasnozhon is chasing two dreams simultaneously – United States citizenship and Olympic glory. One must happen in order for the other to materialize. Just last month, the skater was granted a green card, getting him one step closer to becoming a citizen ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter...usfigureskatingfanzone.com
I do not know when or if Yaro has started the process. I think I saw he last represented Ukraine in November 2018, so if he started even in December 2018, that's cutting it close
I only used that reference to show it was likely he was still a Ukranian citizen at that time. In any event, he was definitely a citizen in February 2018, when he represented Ukraine at the Olympics.Representing Ukraine in a competition in 2018 doesn't impact US citizenship. I know residency in the US is a requirement to gain citizenship and he's lived/trained in the US since late 2014.
I only used that reference to show it was likely he was still a Ukranian citizen at that time. In any event, he was definitely a citizen in February 2018, when he represented Ukraine at the Olympics.
Residency allows him to start the process; many folks, as I'm sure everyone knows, live for extended periods of time here without ever starting the process. Yaro may very well have started the citizenship process at the same time as Alex, and if he has, then he would be on the same timetable. Sadly, the State Department has been impacted by the pandemic and the process has not gotten any faster.
I have never seen, nor have I heard of the young man who placed 4th. I guess I'll have to do some research as he was a very nice surprise.