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Nathan Chen

Age: 18
Skating Experience: 15 years
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Discipline: Men

The youngest of five siblings, Nathan wanted to start skating after watching his older brothers play hockey. With initial dreams of becoming a goalie, he started lessons and fell in love with figure skating. Called “a prodigy on ice,” Nathan won his first U.S. title in 2010 at the novice level. During an NBC interview backstage during the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular, he, at 10 years old, accurately predicted that he would be at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Before reaching the Olympic stage, he already set records by becoming the first man to land five quads in both domestic and international competition, setting U.S. best scores at the 2017 U.S. Championships, and earning the top international scores by a U.S. man. In PyeongChang, he set the bar even higher, attempting six quads in his free skate and landing five clean to win the free skate by almost 10 points over two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu. He came away from his first Games with a bronze medal in the Team Event with Team USA.

Career Accomplishments:

*2018 Olympic Team Event bronze medalist
*Two-time U.S. champion (2017, '18)
*2017 Four Continents champion
*2016 U.S. bronze medalist

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