The Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea concludes today. It’s the last big event before the 2020 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, and Amber Glenn — Team USA’s first skater to identify as an out bisexual/pansexual woman — finished in the top ten.
Glenn came out in December 2019, declaring in an interview, “I don’t want to shove my sexuality in people’s faces, but I also don’t want to hide who I am.”
Her teammate, Bradie Tennell, won her first major individual international championships medal. The 2018 U.S. champion and Olympian took the bronze, adding to what Team USA called an already impressive haul for the U.S., with Madison Chock and Evan Bates winning gold and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue earning the bronze in ice dance on Friday.
2018 Olympian Karen Chen got seventh place. Glenn finished in ninth in both the ladies free skate on Saturday and in Thursday’s ladies short program. This was Glenn’s first-ever trip to the 4CC.
Glenn shared her joy with her followers on Twitter.
After giving her all, Glenn said, “My hunger is back for coming to these types of competitions.”
And she’s looking to thank the person in Seoul who waved a rainbow flag during her short program.
I need y’alls help!
Someone here in Korea waved a huge pride flag for my short program!
To have seen the amount of supportiveness & love span across the globe made my heart happy
If anyone knows who this person was LET ME KNOW!! Xoxo
— Amber Glenn (@AmberGlenn_) February 9, 2020
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