World best skater Nathan Chen has showed himself again as he breaks record in the men’s figure skating competition at the Capital Indoor Arena in Beijing making the winter Olympic a blast and a must watch for all. The young skater who had a series of errors in his short program routine, which gave him
World best skater Nathan Chen has showed himself again as he breaks record in the men’s figure skating competition at the Capital Indoor Arena in Beijing making the winter Olympic a blast and a must watch for all.
The young skater who had a series of errors in his short program routine, which gave him too much to make up in the concluding free skate.
He stated, “I’d say I was pretty close to my best, obviously there are always things you can improve on, there are always things you can do a little bit better, but overall, I’m very happy.” He added.
The skater scored 113.97, giving him a good chance over second-placed Yuma Kagiyama on 108.12, with another Japanese skater, Shoma Uno, in the third.
Yuzuru Hanyu who scored 95.15 has effectively ended his chances of retaining his title, he could still reach the podium if he becomes the first man to land a quadruple axel in the competition. Hanyu was hit by injuries in the build-up to Beijing.
Nathan Chen stated, “You certainly can’t ever count him out. “He’s two-timed Olympic champion for a reason. Also, no matter what he does in the future, he will always, always be a true figure skating icon, one of the greatest ever, if not the greatest ever.
It’s been such an amazing honor to be alive at the same time as him and be able to witness what he’s been able to do on the ice.” He added.
However, it must be noted that Nathan Chen is the first skater to land five of quadruple jumps in competitions and had never been undefeated in every competition he had entered until October 2021.
Nathan Wei Chen born May 5, 1999 is an American figure skater. He is a three-time World champion (2018, 2019, 2021), a 2022 Olympic silver medalist and 2018 Olympic bronze medalist in the team event, the 2017 Four Continents champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final champion (2017, 2018, 2019), and a six-time U.S. national champion (2017–22). At the junior level, Chen is the 2015–16 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, 2013–14 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and 2014 World Junior bronze medalist.
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