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Nathan Chen (born May 5, 1999) is an American figure skater who competes in the men's singles discipline. He is a two-time World champion (2018, 2019), a 2018 Winter Olympic bronze medalist in the team event, the 2017 Four Continents champion, a two-time Grand Prix Final champion (2017, 2018), and three-time U.S. national champion (2017, 2018, 2019).

Nathan Chen
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Personal information
Full nameNathan Wei Chen
Country representedUnited States United States
Born (1999-05-05) May 5, 1999 (age 20)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)[1]
CoachRafael Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva, Vera Arutyunyan
Former coachMarina Zueva, Oleg Epstein, Evgenia Chernyshova, Stephanie Grosscup, Karel Kovar, Amanda Kovar
ChoreographerShae-Lynn Bourne, Samuel Chouinard and Marie-France Dubreuil
Former choreographerLori Nichol, Nadia Kanaeva, Marina Zueva, Nikolai Morozov, Phillip Mills, Stephanie Grosscup, Evgenia Chernyshova
Skating clubSalt Lake Figure Skating
Training locationsNew Haven/Cromwell, Connecticut
Former training locationsSalt Lake City, Utah
Lake Arrowhead, California
Artesia, California
Canton, Michigan
Lakewood, California
Began skating2002
World standing1 (2018–19)
3 (2017–18)
10 (2016–17)
37 (2015–16)
34 (2014–15)
46 (2013–14)
128 (2012–13)
Season's bests1 (2018–19)[2]
1 (2017–18)[3]
3 (2016–17)[4]
25 (2015–16)[5]
33 (2014–15)[6]
29 (2013–14)[7]
24 (2012–13)[8]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total323.42 (WR)
2019 Worlds
Short program107.40
2019 Worlds
Free skate216.02 (WR)
2019 Worlds

On 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.

Chen is the first and currently only skater competing with five quadruple jumps: toe loop, salchow, loop, flip and lutz.

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Personal lifeEdit

Nathan Chen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah[9] along with four older siblings to Chinese parents.[10] He attended West High School in Salt Lake City and Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, California, and graduated from California Connections Academy.[11] In addition to figure skating, Chen trained in ballet with Ballet West Academy and competed in gymnastics at the state and regional levels for seven years.[12][13] He is currently enrolled at Yale University, in the class of 2022.[14]

Skating careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Nathan Chen started figure skating at age three in a pair of his sister's white skates.[15] He entered his first skating competition in 2003. From 2007 to 2009, he qualified to compete in the U.S. Junior Nationals at the juvenile and intermediate levels. He placed 10th and 3rd in juveniles at the 2007 and 2008 Junior Nationals. At the 2009 Junior Nationals, he won the intermediate men's silver medal.

Chen advanced to the novice level in the 2009–10 season. He became the youngest novice champion in the history of U.S. Figure Skating at age 10 by winning the national novice title at the 2010 U.S. Championships[16] in Spokane, Washington.[17] Due to his young age, he opted to remain at the novice level for the 2010–2011 season and defended his novice title at the 2011 U.S. Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.[18][19]

In the 2011–2012 season, Chen moved up nationally to the junior level. He was coached by Genia Chernyshova and also traveled to Lake Arrowhead, California, to work with jump specialist Rafael Arutyunyan.[20] Arutyunyan became his main coach in mid-December 2011.[21] Chen won the junior men's title at the 2012 U.S. Championships in San Jose, California on January 24, 2012.[22] Making his first international appearance, he won the novice men's event at the 2012 Gardena Spring Trophy in Selva Val Gardena, Italy.[23]

2012–2013 season: Junior international debutEdit

Chen became age-eligible (13 years old) to compete in the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series.[22] His first assignment was JGP Austria in Linz from September 12–16, 2012.[24] He won the gold medal with the highest score (222.00 points) ever awarded at the time in the JGP series.[25] A lower leg injury resulted in Chen's withdrawal following the short program at JGP Croatia in early October 2012, ending his chances of qualifying for the JGP Final.[26] Nationally, having stayed at the junior level, he won the junior men's bronze medal at the 2013 U.S. Championships in Omaha, Nebraska, on January 22, 2013.[27]

2013–2014 season: Bronze at Junior WorldsEdit

Chen started his season by winning gold both at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Mexico, in September 2013, and JGP in Belarus. He qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka, Japan, where he won the bronze medal.

 
Chen during the junior men's medal ceremony at the 2014 U.S. Championships

On January 9, 2014 Chen broke a six-year U.S. junior men's record of 213.76 at the 2014 U.S. Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, en route to his second U.S. junior title.[28] His final combination spin in the short program received 4.86 points, the highest among active male skaters in the world.[29]

Chen was awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in March 2014.[30] The results of Chen and his teammates, Jordan Moeller and Shotaro Omori, gained three entries for the United States to the 2015 World Junior Championships.

2014–2015 season: Senior national debutEdit

 
Chen in 2015

Chen moved up to the senior level domestically. At the Pacific Sectional Championships in November 2014, he landed a clean quadruple toe loop and double toe loop combination (4T+2T) in his free skate,[31] winning the senior men's division, and advanced to the 2015 U.S. Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. He developed a growth-related heel injury one week before the national championships, and ended up competing with scaled-back versions of his short and long programs.[32] He placed eighth overall in his senior national championship debut in January 2015.

After the competition, Chen was named to the U.S. team for the 2015 World Junior Championships.[33] He finished 4th at the event in Tallinn, Estonia, on March 8, 2015.

2015–2016 season: Junior Grand Prix Final championEdit

In the 2015–16 ISU Junior Grand Prix series, Chen won gold in both Colorado Springs, Colorado and in Logroño, Spain. In December 2015, he stood atop the podium at the JGP Final in Barcelona.[34]

In January 2016, Chen made history at the U.S. Championships by becoming the first American man to land two quadruple jumps in the short program.[35] On January 24, he became the first man in the world to land four quadruple jumps in a long program. He finished third overall behind Adam Rippon and Max Aaron, who landed zero and two quads, respectively, reigniting the debate over whether artistry should trump athleticism in figure skating scoring.[36] While attempting a jump during exhibitions on the same day, Chen sustained an avulsion injury to his left hip, leading to surgery on January 27.[37]

As a result, he withdrew from the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, and the 2016 World Championships in Boston.[37] Chen underwent a month of rehabilitation at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Chula Vista, California,[38] and by May was training off-ice at OTC in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[39] He resumed full-strength on-ice training around July.[38]

2016–2017 season: Senior international debutEdit

Ahead of the 2016–2017 season, Chen traveled to Canton, Michigan, to have his programs choreographed by Marina Zueva. "I spent a week there, and we hit it off really well. We talked it over and thought it'd be a good idea to go to Michigan and work on PCS a little bit."[40] By September 2016, six months after his hip surgery, Zueva and Oleg Epstein were coaching him in Canton.[41] In preparation for his international senior debut, he started to train the 4Lz and 4F.[42]

Armed with four different types of quads — 4T, 4S, 4F, and 4Lz — Chen began his season with a gold medal at the 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy, 7.71 points ahead of silver medalist Patrick Chan of Canada. He then competed at two Grand Prix events. For his Grand Prix series debut at the 2016 Trophée de France in Paris, Chen cleanly landed a 4Lz+3T combination jump and a 4F jump in both his short and long programs. His short program scored 92.85, breaking the American short program record of 90.30 held by Olympic champion Evan Lysacek since the 2010 Winter Olympics.[43] After finishing fourth in France, he returned to Arutyunyan in California.[40] At the 2016 NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Chen placed second behind the reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and thus qualified for the Grand Prix Final (GPF) in Marseille, France.

In December at the GPF, Chen placed 5th in the short program but won the free skate with a performance that included four quadruple jumps. Having obtained a total score of 282.85 points, he was awarded the silver medal behind Yuzuru Hanyu and became the second-youngest male skater (age 17) to medal at the GPF after Evgeni Plushenko, who won his first GPF medal at age 16 in 1999. He spent two weeks later that month working in Canton, Michigan, modifying the element order and choreography of his programs.[40]

At the 2017 U.S. Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, Chen performed two quadruple jumps (4Lz+3T and 4F) in the short program and five in the free skate (4Lz+3T, 4F, 4T+2T+2Lo, 4T and 4S), the first person to ever do so.[44] He won the U.S. title with the highest scores in U.S. Figure Skating history (106.39 in the short program, 212.08 in the free skate, 318.47 overall). Following the event, he and teammate Jason Brown were named to the 2017 World team by U.S. Figure Skating.[45][46]

In February, Chen won the short program at the 2017 Four Continents and subsequently, the competition, becoming the third person to score over 100 points in a short program[47] and over 300 points in an International Skating Union competition.[48][49]

In April, at the World Championships in Helsinki, the boots that he had begun using after Four Continents were on the verge of falling apart; however, he decided to continue using them, using duct tape and hockey laces, because he felt that the back-up boots were too new.[50][51] He attempted a record total of eight quadruple jumps, two in the short program and six in the long program, but fell on two quadruple jumps in his long program and placed sixth overall at the competition.[52] He and teammate Jason Brown, who placed seventh, secured three berths for the United States in the men's event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Chen rounded off the season with a 3rd place team and 2nd place personal finish at the 2017 World Team Trophy in Tokyo.

2017–2018 season: Olympic seasonEdit

Chen started the 2017–2018 season by winning the 2017 CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in September, debuting his short program "Nemesis" choreographed by Shae-Lynn Bourne and free skate "Mao's Last Dancer" choreographed by Lori Nichol. He landed his first quad loop in the free skate and thus became the first skater to land five different quads (4T, 4S, 4Lo, 4F and 4Lz) in competition.[53]

He was selected to represent Team USA alongside Jeremy Abbott, Karen Chen, and Mirai Nagasu at the Japan Open. There, his free program earned second place behind Javier Fernandez.

In his second Grand Prix series, Chen won his first Grand Prix title at the 2017 Rostelecom Cup in Moscow.[54] After placing first in the short program and second in the free skate, he defeated the reigning World and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan.[55] At 2017 Skate America, Chen won his second Grand Prix title finishing ahead of Adam Rippon.[56] He skated the short program, which earned him a new personal best score, with a left blade that had a nick in the outside edge.[57] He replaced the blade for the free skate but stated afterward, "I think that was a bad call. It was a little too sharp on the inside edge, and every time I pressed into it for sal(chow), toe and even flip, it would catch into the ice way harder than I was used to."[58] With two victories, Chen earned the top qualifying spot for the Grand Prix Final.

At the Final in Nagoya, Chen took the lead in the short program and the competition over Shoma Uno of Japan and Mikhail Kolyada of Russia to win his first Grand Prix Final title. He became the third American in history to win the Final, the first since Evan Lysacek in 2009.

At the 2018 U.S. Championships in San Jose, California, Chen performed a total seven clean quadruple jumps (two in the short program and five in the free skate) and scored 315.23 to win his second consecutive national title.[59] Following the event, Chen, Adam Rippon, and Vincent Zhou were nominated by U.S. Figure Skating to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea as part of the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.[60]

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Chen placed 4th in the men's short program of the team event, became the first skater to land a quad Flip at the Olympics.[61] Chen won a bronze medal in the team event alongside teammates Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell, Adam Rippon, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Chris Knierim, Maia Shibutani, and Alex Shibutani,[62] became one of the youngest male figure skating Olympic medalists. Due to nerves in the individual men's event, Chen performed poorly in the short program, placing 17th. In the free skate, he made Olympic history by becoming the first man to attempt six quads and land five cleanly (official video at the reference link[63]). He placed first in the free skate with a score of 215.08, the highest in Olympic history, and earned a total score of 297.35 to move up 12 places[64] from the short program to finish in 5th place overall.[65] Chen's commercial sponsors for the Olympics included Coca-Cola,[66] United Airlines,[67] Kellog,[68] and Bridgestone.[69]

 
Chen (center) with Shoma Uno (left) and Mikhail Kolyada (right) at the 2018 World Championships podium

In March at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Chen placed first in both the short (101.94) and free (219.46) programs. He again attempted and landed six quads in the free program, winning the 2018 world champion title with a total score of 321.40 points and becoming the second skater to have ever broken 320 points after Yuzuru Hanyu. Chen becomes the first U.S. men's world champion since Evan Lysacek in 2009 and the 10th in history, joining the group of great world champions from the United States – Dick Button, Hayes Alan Jenkins, David Jenkins, Tim Wood, Charlie Tickner, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Todd Eldredge and Evan Lysacek. He is the youngest (18 years 10 months 19 days) men's world champion since Evgeni Plushenko's (18 years 4 months 19 days) winning in 2001. Chen's victory and teammate Max Aaron's 11th-place finish ensure Team USA three men's berths at next year's World Figure Skating Championships in Japan. His margin of victory over silver medalist Shoma Uno is also one of the largest in history at 47.63 points.[70]

2018–2019 season: Balancing school and skatingEdit

Chen started attending Yale University while continuing to skate. Chen's assignments for the 2018–19 Grand Prix series were Skate America and Internationaux de France.[71][72]

At Skate America in Everett, Washington in October, Chen won both segments of the competition and repeated as men's champion of the competition.[73]

At Internationaux de France in Grenoble in November, Chen fell on his quad flip in the short program and placed third behind Jason Brown and Alexander Samarin entering the free skate. Chen landed three quadruple jumps (4F, 4T and 4T+3T) in the free skate and won the competition with a total score of 271.58, marking his fifth consecutive Grand Prix gold medal.

Chen's high Grand Prix series placements meant he had qualified for the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final in early December. Chen had mistakes in both his short and long programs – a missed combination jump in the short program and a fall in the long program, but won both segments of the competition and collected his second GPF title.[74]

The gold medal made Chen the fourth man after Evgeni Plushenko, Patrick Chan, and Yuzuru Hanyu to win consecutive Grand Prix Finals since the event’s debut in 1995, and the second man after Evgeni Plushenko to win every one of his Grand Prix competitions in two consecutive seasons.

At the 2019 U.S. Championships in Detroit, Chen won his third consecutive national title. He scored 113.42 for his two-quad short program and 228.80 for his four-quad free skate for a total of 342.22 points. Chen became the first man to win three straight national titles since Johnny Weir in 2004–2006.[75]

Closing out the season at the 2019 World Championships in Saitama, Japan in March, Chen successfully defended his world champion title and broke the world records for both the free skate and total score, with 216.02 and 323.42 points respectively.[76]

The gold in Saitama was Chen’s 11th victory out of 12 individual competitions over the past two seasons. He became the first U.S. man to win back-to-back world titles since Scott Hamilton won four in a row from 1981–1984. With teammate Vincent Zhou winning the bronze medal, two Americans stood on the men’s podium at Worlds for the first time since 1996, when Todd Eldredge won gold and Rudy Galindo took the bronze in Edmonton, Canada.

Records and achievementsEdit

How Nathan Chen's Quad Record Is A Game Changer For The 2018 Olympics

ProgramsEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[79]



2017–2018
[83][53]



2016–2017
[9][38]

2015–2016
[91][92]
2014–2015
[93]
  • Smile
    (based on Modern Times theme)
    performed by Michael Jackson
  • Smooth Criminal
    by Michael Jackson
    choreo. by Nadia Kanaeva
2013–2014
[94]
2012–2013
[95]
2011–2012
[96]
2010–2011
[96]
  • Rawhide
    choreo. by Evgenia Chernyshova
  • Rawhide
    choreo. by Evgenia Chernyshova
2009–2010
[96]
  • Peter and the Wolf
    by Sergei Prokofiev
    choreo. by Evgenia Chernyshova

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[97]
Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19-20
Olympics 5th
Worlds WD 6th 1st 1st
Four Continents 1st
GP Final 2nd 1st 1st
GP France 4th 1st TBD
GP NHK Trophy 2nd
GP Rostelecom Cup 1st
GP Skate America 1st 1st TBD
CS Finlandia 1st
CS U.S. Classic 1st
International: Junior[97]
Junior Worlds 3rd 4th WD
JGP Final 3rd 1st
JGP Austria 1st
JGP Belarus 1st
JGP Croatia WD 2nd
JGP Mexico 1st
JGP Spain 1st
JGP U.S. 1st
International: Novice[97]
Egna Spring Trophy 1st
National[96]
U.S. Champ. 1st N 1st N 1st J 3rd J 1st J 8th 3rd 1st 1st 1st
Team events
Olympics 3rd
World Team Trophy 3rd T
2nd P
1st T
1st P
Japan Open 3rd T
2nd P
3rd T
4th P
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed resultsEdit

Senior levelEdit

 
Chen (center) with Jason Brown (left) and Alexander Samarin (right) at the 2018 Internationaux de France podium
 
Chen (center) with Shoma Uno (left) and Mikhail Kolyada (right) at the 2018 World Championships podium
 
Chen (center) with Yuzuru Hanyu (left) and Shoma Uno (right) at the 2017 Four Continents Championships podium
 
Chen (left) with Yuzuru Hanyu (center) and Shoma Uno (right) at the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final podium
 
Chen (center) with Dmitri Aliev (left) and Sota Yamamoto (right) at the 2015–16 Junior Grand Prix Final podium

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only. Current ISU world bests highlighted in bold and italic.

2019–20 season
Date Event SP FS Total Ref
November 1–3 2019 2019 Internationaux de France
TBD

October 18–20, 2019 2019 Skate America
TBD


2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total Ref
11–14 April 2019 2019 World Team Trophy 1
101.95
1
199.49
1T/1P
301.44
[98]
March 18–24, 2019 2019 World Championships 1
107.40
1
216.02
1
323.42
[99]
Jan. 19 – 27, 2019 2019 U.S. Championships 1
113.42
1
228.80
1
342.22
[100]
Dec. 6–9, 2018 2018–19 Grand Prix Final 1
92.99
1
189.43
1
282.42
[101]
Nov. 23–25, 2018 2018 Internationaux de France 3
86.94
1
184.64
1
271.58
[102]
Oct. 19 – 21, 2018 2018 Skate America 1
90.58
1
189.99
1
280.57
[103]
6 October 2018 2018 Japan Open 4
144.96
3T/4P [104]
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total Ref
Mar. 19–25, 2018 2018 World Championships 1
101.94
1
219.46
1
321.40
[105]
Feb. 14–23, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics 17
82.27
1
215.08
5
297.35
[106]
Feb. 9–12, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (team event) 4
80.61
3T [106]
Dec. 29 – Jan. 8, 2018 2018 U.S. Championships 1
104.45
1
210.78
1
315.23
[107]
Dec. 7–10, 2017 2017–18 Grand Prix Final 1
103.32
2
183.19
1
286.51
[108]
Nov. 24–26, 2017 2017 Skate America 1
104.12
2
171.76
1
275.88
[109]
Oct. 20–22, 2017 2017 Rostelecom Cup 1
100.54
2
193.25
1
293.79
[110]
Oct. 7, 2017 2017 Japan Open 2
178.46
3T/2P
178.46
[111]
Sept. 13–17, 2017 2017 CS U.S. International Classic 1
91.80
1
183.24
1
275.04
[112]
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total Ref
Apr. 20–23, 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 2
99.28
4
185.24
3T/2P
284.52
[113]
Mar. 29 –Apr. 2, 2017 2017 World Championships 6
97.33
4
193.39
6
290.72
[114]
Feb. 14–19, 2017 2017 Four Continents Championships 1
103.12
2
204.34
1
307.46
[115]
Jan. 14–22, 2017 2017 U.S. Championships 1
106.39
1
212.08
1
318.47
[116]
Dec. 8–11, 2016 2016–17 Grand Prix Final 5
85.30
1
197.55
2
282.85
[117]
Nov. 25–27, 2016 2016 NHK Trophy 2
87.94
2
180.97
2
268.91
[118]
Nov. 11–13, 2016 2016 Trophée de France 2
92.85
4
171.95
4
264.80
[119]
Oct. 6–10, 2016 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy 2
87.50
1
168.94
1
256.44
[120]

Junior levelEdit

 
2015 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final Junior men's singles medal ceremonies.

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.

2015–16 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
Jan. 16–24, 2016 2016 U.S. Championships Senior 4
86.33
2
180.60
3
266.93
[121]
Dec. 9–13, 2015 2015 JGP Final Junior 1
78.59
1
146.45
1
225.04
[122]
Sept. 30–Oct. 3, 2015 2015 JGP Spain Junior 1
77.94
2
158.43
1
236.37
[123]
Sept. 2–5, 2015 2015 JGP United States Junior 1
77.13
1
159.63
1
236.76
[124]
2014–15 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
Mar. 2–8, 2015 2015 World Junior Championships Junior 9
69.87
4
143.98
4
213.85
[125]
Jan. 17–25, 2015 2015 U.S. Championships Senior 8
76.20
8
154.79
8
230.99
[126]
Oct. 9–10, 2014 2014 JGP Croatia Junior 2
72.57
2
135.59
2
208.16
[127]
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
Mar. 10–16, 2014 2014 World Junior Championships Junior 6
69.65
3
142.38
3
212.03
[128]
Jan. 5–12, 2014 2014 U.S. Championships Junior 1
79.61
1
144.32
1
223.93
[129]
Dec. 5–8, 2013 2013 JGP Final Junior 3
71.52
3
143.09
3
214.61
[130]
Sept. 25–28, 2013 2013 JGP Belarus Junior 1
69.96
1
141.15
1
211.11
[131]
Sept. 4–8, 2013 2013 JGP Mexico Junior 1
74.22
1
144.40
1
218.62
[132]
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
Jan. 19–27, 2013 2013 U.S Championships Junior 3
63.60
4
117.71
3
181.31
[133]
Sept. 13–14, 2012 2012 JGP Austria Junior 1
75.15
1
146.85
1
222.00
[134]
2011–12 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
Apr. 12–15, 2012 2012 Gardena Spring Trophy Novice 2
44.03
1
85.42
1
129.45
[135]
Jan. 22–29, 2012 2012 U.S. Championships Junior 2
63.15
1
130.75
1
193.90
[136]
2010–11 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
Jan. 22–30, 2011 2011 U.S. Championships Novice 1
52.47
1
110.93
1
163.40
[137]
2009–10 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Ref
Jan. 14–24, 2010 2010 U.S. Championships Novice 1
51.24
3
85.80
1
137.04
[138]

HonorsEdit

  • Recipient of 2019 Gustave Lussi Award - a prestigious Professional Skaters Association's Edi Award.[139]
  • Awarded a proclamation by Salt Lake County making May 16 "Nathan Chen Day".[140]
  • Awarded Team USA's Best Male Athlete of the Month by the U.S. Olympic Committee in December 2016, January, October, December 2017, January and November 2018, January and March 2019.[141]
  • Won SKATING magazine’s 2016–17 and 2017–18 Readers’ Choice Award (Michelle Kwan Trophy)[142]
  • Selected one of 2018, 2019 Gold House A100 honorees [143]
  • Selected one of the 2017 "Next Generation Leaders" by the Time[144]
  • Recipient of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 Michael Weiss Foundation Scholarship[145]
  • Recipient of 2012 Ron and Gayle Hershberger Award[146]
  • Recipient of 2011 Athlete Alumni Ambassador Award[147]
  • Recipient of 2011, 2010 Cecilia Colledge Memorial Fund award[148]
  • Featured on ABC News' Person of the Week aired on February 19, 2010[149]

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World Record Holders
Preceded by
  Yuzuru Hanyu
Men's Free Skating
March 23, 2019 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
  Yuzuru Hanyu
Men's Total Score
March 23, 2019 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent