Nathan Chen won the US Figure Skating Championship this week and landed 5 Quad jumps in one routine. He is only 17.
What’s amazing about this story is he kind of came out of nowhere and jumps into the national scene. All this with the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang just over a year away.
It’s so exciting and inspiring to see someone rise up to their talents.
KANSAS CITY, MO – JANUARY 20: Nathan Chen acknowledges the crowd after his routine that would earn him first place in the short routine championship on Day 2 at the 2017 US Figure Skating Championships on January 20, 2017 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MN – JANUARY 24: Nathan Chen competes in the Men’s Free Skate at the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championship on January 24, 2016 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Nathan Chen lands record 5 quads for U.S. title, believes Olympic gold is possible