BEIJING (Feb. 10, 2022) – At 22 years old, Team Toyota’s Nathan Chen won his third career Olympic medal, and first individual gold medal, taking first in the men’s figure skating individual event at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on Thursday, February 10, 2022. With his performance, Chen becomes the first U.S. male skater to win Olympic gold since 2010.
“Everything is still a whirlwind,” Chen told TeamUSA.org. “I never thought I actually would be able to make this happen …. It’s always been a dream of mine, of course, but it’s a pretty daunting mountain.”
Chen set a new short program world record with a score of 113.97 on Tuesday before competing in the free skate program on Thursday to earn a combined best score of 332.60, also a new world record. Last week, Chen earned a silver medal in the figure skating team event. His two recent Olympic medals add to the bronze he won in the team event at the Olympic Winter Games in 2018.
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