Nathan Chen in fourth after short program on Thursday

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  • Published on Feb 9, 2018
  • United States' Nathan Chen fell during the men's single short program team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Thursday night.

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  • robert
    robert 3 months ago

    he was picturing that gold medal around his neck. alas. there is always pressure at the Olympics. for everyone. not just chen.

  • Maria Summers
    Maria Summers Year ago

    I believe Nathan Chen was paid to take a fall. He's too much of an expert skater to fall.

  • Jane Grantz
    Jane Grantz Year ago +1

    He's having a serious run of bad luck. Now in 17th place. There's always 2022.
    But credit where credit is due. He has a supreme amount of guts. It would have been very simple for him to have a doctor sign off on some supposed "malady", and spared himself any further possible embarrassment before the eyes of millions. What happened? He came back, took a chance, and went for it. After a shaky start, he nailed those landings again and again, and again. That took guts. Wound up very nearly taking a medal.

  • Fernando T
    Fernando T Year ago +1

    4th that way too high! He was a mess

  • Manuel
    Manuel Year ago +4

    I think the USA built Nathan Chen to be the best in the world. That's a lot of pressure going into his performances. He will lucky to get a singles medal.

  • surya dharma
    surya dharma Year ago +3

    The media has blown him up too much, so the pressure he felt must be massively huge to be done all the quadruple perfectly that he used to do to ensure him to get the gold for usa team

  • Sarah Preston
    Sarah Preston Year ago +2

    F I R S T E V E R Q U A D F L I P

  • Lasna34
    Lasna34 Year ago +3

    This was the team competition. Not the men's single.

  • sanu 82
    sanu 82 Year ago +1

    Cheering for u Nathan... Good luck.. Proud of you... 😊😊😊

  • HIConchan 808
    HIConchan 808 Year ago

    Hey James and Deiah! You both got it wrong. This is the team competition NOT the men's individual competition. smh

  • 7K
    7K Year ago

    The nerves when ur on Olympic ice for the first time. Good luck mov👍 Gn forward

  • Bethany A
    Bethany A Year ago

    That quad was beautiful! The ice is such a mess, it caused more than one skater to miss step. I hope he doesn’t let this shake him up too much, he still has the opportunity to get his points up and team USA is still doing really well.

  • JD l
    JD l Year ago +3

    Oh c'mon, isn't it obvious he purposely flawed this performance? It was all part of his strategy to put Hanyu and the other top skaters off guard so they would dismiss him as a threat. Then he'll nail everything in the singles competition to win gold. You need to sacrifice the small things to win big.

    • My life as Destany
      My life as Destany Year ago

      JD l I like your thinking

    • mish098aimer
      mish098aimer Year ago +4

      No. US depended on Nathan to deliver so that they could have a better chance getting a medal for the team event. His mistake almost cost America the bronze. And usually, skaters want to do better in the team event. That way they will get that extra PCS and GOEs if they're clean, and then perform even better in the singles event. Yuzuru crushed everyone at team event and then performed even better at singles in Sochi.

  • arthurtheaardvark13
    arthurtheaardvark13 Year ago +2

    Still one of my favourite short programs this year! Music, costume, and choreography are all top notch.

  • Mymona Khan
    Mymona Khan Year ago +2

    Aw it's ok. He's still an amazing skater overall!

  • Julie Chaniago
    Julie Chaniago Year ago

    I just watching Patrick Chen Fell, and fell but still the highest score .. it's bullshit Pyongyang Judge ice skater.. USA should be number one.

    • mish098aimer
      mish098aimer Year ago +2

      because Patrick made less mistakes. Nathan really did do awful here but at least he was better than Mikhail Kolyada.

  • Luiza Milioli
    Luiza Milioli Year ago +45

    Disappointing is your lame commentary. Nathan did his best, like always. He's a fighter. You guys should have picked your words more wisely.

  • Ona
    Ona Year ago +78

    He’s a stunning skater and only young! He’s only a year older than me, and I can’t imagine having a whole country (actually entire countries) watching me perform. He did astoundingly well. Besides disappointment only pushes me harder, he’ll come back stronger, just you watch.

  • Francis First
    Francis First Year ago +2

    He chocked big time. Let’s see if he can get it together in the singles.

  • nano
    nano Year ago +10

    It was for the team event.

  • Rahwa
    Rahwa Year ago +15

    So many people fell or tripped on that ice someone needs to clean it >:(

  • Evelynwashere 1
    Evelynwashere 1 Year ago +32

    With all the skaters out there for him to be fourth is still alright, he's got this

  • wishfulfill tree
    wishfulfill tree Year ago +39

    I still think he has high chance for gold.

    • Ben Bailey
      Ben Bailey Year ago +4

      wishfulfill tree I hope so but I'm pretty concerned he didn't do the 4Lz here or in either program at Nationals. Without the 4Lz he can't win gold in the singles

  • wishfulfill tree
    wishfulfill tree Year ago +100

    Be fair to him . It is an omlypic event even the most experienced skater will have great pressure and nervousness.

  • kwwyy
    kwwyy Year ago +7

    All hype and 0 artistry.

    • Emotional
      Emotional Year ago +2

      but a quad is not even an artistry its all athletics and it will not get you to the podium just like what happend *sigh*

    • Ken L
      Ken L Year ago +9

      If you understood what it takes to do a quad you wouldn’t be hating.

    • Anita Hailey
      Anita Hailey Year ago +4

      kwwyy nope, sorry, that is incorrect

  • Stan Skates
    Stan Skates Year ago +11

    Lol, I was at my ice rink and the tv turned on, and the figure skating olympics where playing live and 90% of the rink huddled into that 1 corner for an hour!!!😂😂😂

  • Daphne Ch K
    Daphne Ch K Year ago +30

    A superstar makes his/her finest performance when it matters most. Let's see in a week if Nathan is the one or not. I'm so excited.

    • Niki N
      Niki N Year ago +5

      International Observer you’re such a bigot holy crud

  • F o x
    F o x Year ago +15

    I love him so much, he's amazing.

  • Sharon Chu
    Sharon Chu Year ago +186

    He was representing America right? Man all that pressure and he’s only 18. IM PROUD MAN REGARDLESS NATHEN CHEN ❤️

    • Sharon Chu
      Sharon Chu Year ago

      Ahmadyev he’s GREAT 👍🏻

    • Ahmadyev
      Ahmadyev Year ago +1

      negative. In figure skating especially in individual events, if you go through the age distribution of all athletes, you would be surprised to see how many people are not even 20 or 19. And the fact is champions are always younger than you would expect. So, age has little, if not nothing, to do with his performance in Olympics. Don't take me wrong, I think Nathan Chen is still very GOOD:)

    • Sharon Chu
      Sharon Chu Year ago

      Wait XD 17 or 18? must've heard wrong

    • Golden Sugakookie
      Golden Sugakookie Year ago +6

      International Observer HE IS ONLY 18. None of the 18 year olds I know are competing in the freaking Olympics, he's under a lot of pressure because it's his first one and all the attention is on him. You keep hating on him but you just wish you were half as talented as him

    • Edgar the corgi
      Edgar the corgi Year ago +1

      Hey international observer? racists much?

  • Alex
    Alex Year ago +18

    Sad. Shoma will win. Nathan couldn’t handle the pressure. Plus I doubt if he could ever fix his axel. A 3rd place for Nathan is more realistic. Still a good achievement. Hopefully he can still do quads in the next Olympics. He’ll only be 22 then.

    • Anita Hailey
      Anita Hailey Year ago +5

      Just the fact that he’s an Olympian and so accomplished by age 18 is already fantastic and I think the media should lay off a bit bc jfc they are so eager to jump on and criticize him! Not to mention all the freaking racist comments he got!

    • bangtan_a.r.m.y
      bangtan_a.r.m.y Year ago +11

      Hes young. If he doesn't place in this Olympics, he'll most likely be a gold contender in 4 years. His level of skill is VERY promising. Hope he'll get a bronze at least.

    • F o x
      F o x Year ago +6

      People are still expecting him to win gold or silver in the singles, either eay he's amazing and I'm proud of him.

    • Sean Sean
      Sean Sean Year ago +8

      This is only the team event, not the men single event.

    • VCP IXV
      VCP IXV Year ago +11

      Alex I feel like Nathan will get third but I feel like Shoma might not podium, it’s one or the other. Javier Fernandez has been looking like a huge threat the past bit and Yuzuru Hanyu, although coming back from injury, hasn’t finished lower than a silver medal in like almost 4 years

  • Maggie Mae
    Maggie Mae Year ago +108

    he did great it looks like he wasnt all together but i dont blame him that is overwhelming

  • Byron Lin
    Byron Lin Year ago +2

    i can see vincent being the black horse here because he has no pressure or expectations. reminds me of michelle kwan and how tara and sarah took the gold

    • Ben Bailey
      Ben Bailey Year ago +4

      Get real, theres no way Vincent is gonna medal

    • twistxbow
      twistxbow Year ago +1

      It depends on how Hanyu, Boyang and Javier performs during the individual event.
      Until then, it can be anyone winning the medals. D:

  • Jaime Vicars
    Jaime Vicars Year ago +142

    This young man has had SO much pressure put on him by the media. They have barely given him a chance to breathe over the past few months. It's ridiculous. Anyone would struggle under that pressure. People also need to remember that he is only 18. He was still relatively unknown by most people until about the past year or so. Now suddenly he's got all this media pressure and attention on him on top of this being his first Olympics. I still have high hopes for him through the rest of the Olympics. He certainly has the skill and talent. Now if the media would just lay off him and let him skate.