Mariah Bell becomes the oldest US women’s figure skating national champion in 95 years 💥💥💥

For the first time in the nine years she’s been a senior competitor, Bell has won the US women’s figure skating national title following the conclusion of the women’s free skate on Friday night — making her the oldest US women’s figure skating national champion in 95 years.

Bell is looking to become the oldest US Olympic women’s singles skater in 94 years. The three-woman US team will be named Saturday.

The 2018 Olympian Karen Chen finished second, while 14-year-old Isabeau Levito — who is not eligible for the 2022 Olympics because of age requirements — finished third.

Alysa Liu, a two-time national champion who was in third place after Thursday’s short program, was forced to pull out of the competition Friday after testing positive for Covid-19. Liu, who said on social media that she was “feeling good physically and mentally,” still potentially could be chosen for the Olympic team.

Mariah Bell becomes the oldest US women’s figure skating national champion in 95 years

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