Nathan Chen caught the eyes of many skating fans when he burst onto the scene in 2010 at the age of 10 years old, winning his first U.S. Figure Skating National Championship as a novice level skater. Since then he has continued to wow fans and judges as he competed in the Junior and Senior level and smashing records as he rose to stardom.
Nathan was heavily favorited going into the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games–he, along with his fellow teammates, took home the bronze team medal and in his individual event finished fourth place. His individual performances didn’t bring him the gold but his free skate performance smashed records that will probably never be broken: being the first skater to attempt and land six quadruple jumps in one program at the Olympics and skating a performance that will be remembered forever.
One month after the Olympics at the World Championships in 2018, Nathan broke another record, being the first skater to land eight quadruple jumps in a competition and claiming his first World Title. Now as a freshman at Yale, Nathan recently claimed his second World Title.
At the age of only 19 years old he has made an indelible mark in the sport of figure skating and is no doubt the future of men’s figure skating for the years to come.