U.S. ice skater Nathan Chen after he broke a world record with a figure skating short program at the Olympics.

“I’ve got some clothes to wash. Some other things to clean around my room. Just ordinary chores, really. Nothing crazy.”

U.S. ice skater Nathan Chen after he broke a world record with a figure skating short program at the Olympics.

Published on

feb 8, 2022

  • 22-year-old Chen earned a record score on Tuesday because of the difficulty of his routine, described as the "hardest ever tried in competition."
  • His world record score beats the current record holder (and Olympic challenger, Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu) by 2 points.
  • Why It Matters: Chen did not medal in the short programs during the last Olympic games, but he went on to win several world & U.S. champion titles (all while pursuing his degree at Yale). He currently is in position to medal.

Chen delivers record short program to begin Olympic pursuit


Here's a short clip of the competition

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