American figure skater Nathan Chen is America’s best shot at winning singles figure skating gold in 12 years. The Salt Lake City native is considered the best skater in the world and is pulling off feats on the ice that most previously thought impossible. And tonight, he goes for gold. The competition kicks off at 8:30 Eastern on NBC and Peacock.
THE HIGHEST SCORE EVER IN A MEN’S SHORT PROGRAM.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 8, 2022
Why Nathan Chen Is The Best In The World
Chen’s strength, poise, and skill level are unrivaled. He is the best in the world when he is on, and no one can touch him. He can land six quads in a single program. To put that in perspective, a quad jump is the most demanding and most strenuous skill in figure skating, and Chen can do it six times in a program with ease.
Nathan Chen can do five quads in a program, can play piano beautifully, and goes to Yale. Today I told my boss i was having a hard time multitasking because she asked me to make a phone call.
— Maryann Dabkowski (@mdabski) February 4, 2022
— 네이든통신문?™️ (@aboutNathan9905) February 4, 2022
After a terrible fall and injury in 2018, many thought Chen couldn’t recover. But he has shown a strength and resolve in a notoriously brutal and soul-crushing sport.
LET’S GO, NATHAN!!!
A Note On The Chinese Regime And Their Olympics
Look, I know a brutal totalitarian regime running a dystopian Mad Max Olympics isn’t great, and the ratings are on track to be the worst in American televised history.
“Why aren’t you watching the Winter Olympics this year?” pic.twitter.com/zGroh0yPe4
— Old Row Sports (@OldRowSports) February 7, 2022
There have also been accusations that the Chinese cheated during short-track speedskating, where the nation has been sweeping the competition while opponents are penalized out of contention.
Confirmed. China skater grabbed and slid a course marker under the Canadian’s skate causing them to crash. Officials punished the Canadian skater he’s next to. Just to recap. US won the qualifier, got DQ’d due to an alleged false start, then China won this race after cheating pic.twitter.com/69yxB5JVTl
— Nick Gerhardt (@gearsfordays) February 7, 2022
I understand wanting to boycott and not watch. But at the end of the day, our men and women are still over there representing our country. They’ve sacrificed so much to get where they are, and we need to support them.
Other Americans to Watch Out For In The Winter Olympics
America is also expected to do well in the halfpipe competition, with Chloe Kim and the legend Shaun White both in medal contention.
Chloe Kim is too smooth ?
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 9, 2022
And lest we forget the best Olympic sport, curling. The U.S. men’s team looks to defend their gold medal. After defeating the Russian Olympic Committee, they’re already off to a great start.
WIN SECURED. ?
— Team USA (@TeamUSA) February 9, 2022
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