Nathan Chen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Chinese parents and has four older siblings. He began skating at three years old after watching his brothers play hockey. The Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002 played an instrumental role in Chen’s interest in trying skating as access to rinks (initially built for the Games) was abundant.
In 2010, Chen became the youngest novice champion in U.S. Figure Skating history after winning the national novice title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships when he was 10 years old. Eight years later, he went on to become the youngest men’s world champion (18 years old) since 2001 and the first skater to land eight quadruple jumps in a competition at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships. Chen also became the first U.S. man to win back-to-back world titles since Scott Hamilton (1981-1984).
Chen completed his sophomore year at Yale University, and he is currently taking time off to train for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
Sport: Figure Skating
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Currently Resides: Irvine, California
Birthdate: May 5, 1999
Social Media: Twitter: @nathanwchen; Instagram: @nathanwchen; Facebook: NathanChenFigureSkater
Toyota Vehicle: Toyota GR Supra
Olympic History: 2018
- Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, bronze (team), fifth (individual)
- Two-time World Champion (2018, 2019)
- Three-time Grand Prix Final Champion (2017, 2018, 2019)
- Seven-time U.S. national champion
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