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he was picturing that gold medal around his neck. alas. there is always pressure at the Olympics. for everyone. not just chen.
I believe Nathan Chen was paid to take a fall. He's too much of an expert skater to fall.
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.
4th that way too high! He was a mess
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.
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
F I R S T E V E R Q U A D F L I P
This was the team competition. Not the men's single.
Cheering for u Nathan... Good luck.. Proud of you... 😊😊😊
Hey James and Deiah! You both got it wrong. This is the team competition NOT the men's individual competition. smh
The nerves when ur on Olympic ice for the first time. Good luck mov👍 Gn forward
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.
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.
JD l I like your thinking
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.
Still one of my favourite short programs this year! Music, costume, and choreography are all top notch.
Aw it's ok. He's still an amazing skater overall!
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.
because Patrick made less mistakes. Nathan really did do awful here but at least he was better than Mikhail Kolyada.
Disappointing is your lame commentary. Nathan did his best, like always. He's a fighter. You guys should have picked your words more wisely.
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.
He chocked big time. Let’s see if he can get it together in the singles.
It was for the team event.
So many people fell or tripped on that ice someone needs to clean it >:(
With all the skaters out there for him to be fourth is still alright, he's got this
I still think he has high chance for gold.
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
Be fair to him . It is an omlypic event even the most experienced skater will have great pressure and nervousness.
All hype and 0 artistry.
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*
If you understood what it takes to do a quad you wouldn’t be hating.
kwwyy nope, sorry, that is incorrect
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!!!😂😂😂
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.
International Observer you’re such a bigot holy crud
I love him so much, he's amazing.
He was representing America right? Man all that pressure and he’s only 18. IM PROUD MAN REGARDLESS NATHEN CHEN ❤️
Ahmadyev he’s GREAT 👍🏻
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:)
Wait XD 17 or 18? must've heard wrong
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
Hey international observer? racists much?
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.
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!
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.
People are still expecting him to win gold or silver in the singles, either eay he's amazing and I'm proud of him.
This is only the team event, not the men single event.
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
he did great it looks like he wasnt all together but i dont blame him that is overwhelming
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
Get real, theres no way Vincent is gonna medal
It depends on how Hanyu, Boyang and Javier performs during the individual event.Until then, it can be anyone winning the medals. D:
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.