If you do not know who Bradie Tennell is, it may be because she's recently appeared to the public eye as one of the three Olympic team members women's figure skating team. While the 20-year-old American has been starring in her presence for years, this year has marked a turning point in her career.
On January 5, 2018, Bradie won his first national figure skating title in the United States. She took first place in the short program (the first of two phases in figure skating competitions), then also impressed in the long program – she nailed her first jump combination of a triple lutz in a triple toe, and each subsequent combination. The native of Illinois slid effortlessly onto the ice and finally got a technical score of 77.30 and a total of 219.51 points. His best scores were enough to outdo the other skaters Ashley Wagner, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, naming Bradie National Champion of the United States 2018.
Not only was it his first national title, but that's the only one he has ever seen. also put on the map to qualify. Olympic Games. And the next morning, Bradie was selected to compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Whereas we will see much more of this young skater (who will be 20 years old before the Olympics – his birthday is January 31), we are all curious to know a little about him. Here is the story of Bradie Tennell, Cinderella's history of figure skating in the United States.