Nathan Chen Is an Olympic Champion – and His US Figure Skating Family Is So Proud
Nathan Chen dazzled in the men’s figure skating competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics, claiming a gold medal he still can’t believe he won. He vied for that top spot with a world-record-setting short program followed by a quad-filled long program – and his signature dance break did not disappoint.
Chen’s free skate was largely set to Elton John’s “Rocketman,” and the music icon himself congratulated Chen on Twitter. It’s also been incredibly touching to see Team USA figure skaters both in Beijing and watching from afar show support after his spectacular win.
There’s so much more Olympic figure skating to come, and Chen shared that he’s excited to cheer on the rest of his teammates from the stands (and maybe watch some hockey while he’s at it). But first, check out celebratory words from US figure skating’s current and past stars ahead. You can just feel all the pride!