Chen at 2018 World Championships
|Full name||Nathan Wei Chen|
|Country represented||United States|
|Born||May 5, 1999|
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Coach||Rafael Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva, Vera Arutyunyan|
|Former coach||Marina Zueva, Oleg Epstein, Evgenia Chernyshova, Stephanie Grosscup, Karel Kovar, Amanda Kovar|
|Choreographer||Shae-Lynn Bourne, Samuel Chouinard and Marie-France Dubreuil|
|Former choreographer||Lori Nichol, Nadia Kanaeva, Marina Zueva, Nikolai Morozov, Phillip Mills, Stephanie Grosscup, Evgenia Chernyshova|
|Skating club||Salt Lake Figure Skating|
|Training locations||New Haven/Cromwell, Connecticut|
|Former training locations||Salt Lake City, Utah|
Lake Arrowhead, California
|World standing||1 (As of 23 March 2019[update]) |
|ISU personal best scores|
|Combined total||323.42 (WR)|
2019 World Figure Skating Championships
2019 World Figure Skating Championships
|Free skate||216.02 (WR)|
2019 World Figure Skating Championships
Nathan Chen (born May 5, 1999) is an American figure skater who competes in the men's singles discipline. He is a two-time World champion (2018, 2019), the 2018 Winter Olympic bronze medalist in the team event, the 2017 Four Continents champion, a two-time Grand Prix Final champion (2017, 2018), and three-time U.S. national champion (2017, 2018, 2019).
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Skating career
- 2.1 Early years
- 2.2 2012–2013 season: Junior international debut
- 2.3 2013–2014 season: Bronze at Junior Worlds
- 2.4 2014–2015 season: Senior national debut
- 2.5 2015–2016 season: Junior Grand Prix Final champion
- 2.6 2016–2017 season: Senior international debut
- 2.7 2017–2018 season: Olympic season
- 2.8 2018–2019 season: Balancing school and skating
- 3 Records and achievements
- 4 Programs
- 5 Competitive highlights
- 6 Detailed results
- 7 Honors
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Nathan Chen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and he has four older siblings. He attended West High School in Salt Lake City and Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, California, and graduated from California Connections Academy. In addition to figure skating, Chen trained in ballet with Ballet West Academy and competed in gymnastics at the state and regional levels for seven years. He is currently enrolled at Yale University, in the class of 2022.
Nathan Chen started figure skating at age three in a pair of his sister's white skates. He entered his first skating competition in 2003. From 2007 to 2009, he qualified to compete in the U.S. Junior Nationals at the juvenile and intermediate levels. He placed 10th and 3rd in juveniles at the 2007 and 2008 Junior Nationals. At the 2009 Junior Nationals, he won the intermediate men's silver medal.
Chen advanced to the novice level in the 2009–10 season. He became the youngest novice champion in the history of U.S. Figure Skating at age 10 by winning the national novice title at the 2010 U.S. Championships in Spokane, Washington. Due to his young age, he opted to remain at the novice level for the 2010–2011 season and defended his novice title at the 2011 U.S. Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.
In the 2011–2012 season, Chen moved up nationally to the junior level. He was coached by Genia Chernyshova and also traveled to Lake Arrowhead, California, to work with jump specialist Rafael Arutyunyan. Arutyunyan became his main coach in mid-December 2011. Chen won the junior men's title at the 2012 U.S. Championships in San Jose, California on January 24, 2012. Making his first international appearance, he won the novice men's event at the 2012 Gardena Spring Trophy in Selva Val Gardena, Italy.
2012–2013 season: Junior international debut
Chen became age-eligible (13 years old) to compete in the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series. His first assignment was JGP Austria in Linz from September 12–16, 2012. He won the gold medal with the highest score (222.00 points) ever awarded at the time in the JGP series. A lower leg injury resulted in Chen's withdrawal following the short program at JGP Croatia in early October 2012, ending his chances of qualifying for the JGP Final. Nationally, having stayed at the junior level, he won the junior men's bronze medal at the 2013 U.S. Championships in Omaha, Nebraska, on January 22, 2013.
2013–2014 season: Bronze at Junior Worlds
Chen started his season by winning gold both at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Mexico, in September 2013, and JGP in Belarus. He qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka, Japan, where he won the bronze medal.
On January 9, 2014 Chen broke a six-year U.S. junior men's record of 213.76 at the 2014 U.S. Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, en route to his second U.S. junior title. His final combination spin in the short program received 4.86 points, the highest among active male skaters in the world.
Chen was awarded the bronze medal at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in March 2014. The results of Chen and his teammates, Jordan Moeller and Shotaro Omori, gained three entries for the United States to the 2015 World Junior Championships.
2014–2015 season: Senior national debut
Chen moved up to the senior level domestically. At the Pacific Sectional Championships in November 2014, he landed a clean quadruple toe loop and double toe loop combination (4T+2T) in his free skate, winning the senior men's division, and advanced to the 2015 U.S. Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. He developed a growth-related heel injury one week before the national championships, and ended up competing with scaled-back versions of his short and long programs. He placed eighth overall in his senior national championship debut in January 2015.
2015–2016 season: Junior Grand Prix Final champion
In January 2016, Chen made history at the U.S. Championships by becoming the first American man to land two quadruple jumps in the short program. On January 24, he became the first man in the world to land four quadruple jumps in a long program. He finished third overall behind Adam Rippon and Max Aaron, who landed zero and two quads, respectively, reigniting the debate over whether artistry should trump athleticism in figure skating scoring. While attempting a jump during exhibitions on the same day, Chen sustained an avulsion injury to his left hip, leading to surgery on January 27.
As a result, he withdrew from the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, and the 2016 World Championships in Boston. Chen underwent a month of rehabilitation at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Chula Vista, California, and by May was training off-ice at OTC in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He resumed full-strength on-ice training around July.
2016–2017 season: Senior international debut
Ahead of the 2016–2017 season, Chen traveled to Canton, Michigan, to have his programs choreographed by Marina Zueva. "I spent a week there, and we hit it off really well. We talked it over and thought it'd be a good idea to go to Michigan and work on PCS a little bit." By September 2016, six months after his hip surgery, Zueva and Oleg Epstein were coaching him in Canton. In preparation for his international senior debut, he started to train the 4Lz and 4F.
Armed with four different types of quads — 4T, 4S, 4F, and 4Lz — Chen began his season with a gold medal at the 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy, 7.71 points ahead of silver medalist Patrick Chan of Canada. He then competed at two Grand Prix events. For his Grand Prix series debut at the 2016 Trophée de France in Paris, Chen cleanly landed a 4Lz+3T combination jump and a 4F jump in both his short and long programs. His short program scored 92.85, breaking the American short program record of 90.30 held by Olympic champion Evan Lysacek since the 2010 Winter Olympics. After finishing fourth in France, he returned to Arutyunyan in California. At the 2016 NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Chen placed second behind the reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and thus qualified for the Grand Prix Final (GPF) in Marseille, France.
In December at the GPF, Chen placed 5th in the short program but won the free skate with a performance that included four quadruple jumps. Having obtained a total score of 282.85 points, he was awarded the silver medal behind Yuzuru Hanyu and became the second-youngest male skater (age 17) to medal at the GPF after Evgeni Plushenko, who won his first GPF medal at age 16 in 1999. He spent two weeks later that month working in Canton, Michigan, modifying the element order and choreography of his programs.
At the 2017 U.S. Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, Chen performed two quadruple jumps (4Lz+3T and 4F) in the short program and five in the free skate (4Lz+3T, 4F, 4T+2T+2Lo, 4T and 4S), the first person to ever do so. He won the U.S. title with the highest scores in U.S. Figure Skating history (106.39 in the short program, 212.08 in the free skate, 318.47 overall). Following the event, he and teammate Jason Brown were named to the 2017 World team by U.S. Figure Skating.
In February, Chen won the short program at the 2017 Four Continents and subsequently, the competition, becoming the third person to score over 100 points in a short program and over 300 points in an International Skating Union competition.
In April, at the World Championships in Helsinki, the boots that he had begun using after Four Continents were on the verge of falling apart; however, he decided to continue using them, using duct tape and hockey laces, because he felt that the back-up boots were too new. He attempted a record total of eight quadruple jumps, two in the short program and six in the long program, but fell on two quadruple jumps in his long program and placed sixth overall at the competition. He and teammate Jason Brown, who placed seventh, secured three berths for the United States in the men's event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
2017–2018 season: Olympic season
Chen started the 2017–2018 season by winning the 2017 CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in September, debuting his short program "Nemesis" choreographed by Shae-Lynn Bourne and free skate "Mao's Last Dancer" choreographed by Lori Nichol. He landed his first quad loop in the free skate and thus became the first skater to land five different quads (4T, 4S, 4Lo, 4F and 4Lz) in competition.
In his second Grand Prix series, Chen won his first Grand Prix title at the 2017 Rostelecom Cup in Moscow. After placing first in the short program and second in the free skate, he defeated the reigning World and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan. At 2017 Skate America, Chen won his second Grand Prix title finishing ahead of Adam Rippon. He skated the short program, which earned him a new personal best score, with a left blade that had a nick in the outside edge. He replaced the blade for the free skate but stated afterward, "I think that was a bad call. It was a little too sharp on the inside edge, and every time I pressed into it for sal(chow), toe and even flip, it would catch into the ice way harder than I was used to." With two victories, Chen earned the top qualifying spot for the Grand Prix Final.
At the Final in Nagoya, Chen took the lead in the short program and the competition over Shoma Uno of Japan and Mikhail Kolyada of Russia to win his first Grand Prix Final title. He became the third American in history to win the Final, the first since Evan Lysacek in 2009.
At the 2018 U.S. Championships in San Jose, California, Chen performed a total seven clean quadruple jumps (two in the short program and five in the free skate) and scored 315.23 to win his second consecutive national title. Following the event, Chen, Adam Rippon, and Vincent Zhou were nominated by U.S. Figure Skating to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea as part of the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.
At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Chen placed 4th in the men's short program of the team event, became the first skater to land a quad Flip at the Olympics. Chen won a bronze medal in the team event alongside teammates Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell, Adam Rippon, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Chris Knierim, Maia Shibutani, and Alex Shibutani, became one of the youngest male figure skating Olympic medalists. In the individual men's event, Chen performed poorly in the short program, placing 17th. In the free skate, he made Olympic history by becoming the first man to attempt six quads and land five cleanly (official video at the reference link ). He placed first in the free skate with a score of 215.08, the highest in Olympic history, and earned a total score of 297.35 to move up 12 places from the short program to finish in 5th place overall.
In March at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Chen placed first in both the short (101.94) and free (219.46) programs. He again attempted and landed six quads in the free program, winning the 2018 world champion title with a total score of 321.40 points and becoming the second skater to have ever broken 320 points after Yuzuru Hanyu. Chen becomes the first U.S. men's world champion since Evan Lysacek in 2009 and the 10th in history, joining the group of great world champions from the United States - Dick Button, Hayes Alan Jenkins, David Jenkins, Tim Wood, Charlie Tickner, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Todd Eldredge and Evan Lysacek. He is the youngest (18 years 10 months 19 days) men's world champion since Evgeni Plushenko's (18 years 4 months 19 days) winning in 2001. Chen's victory and teammate Max Aaron's 11th-place finish ensure Team USA three men's berths at next year's World Figure Skating Championships in Japan. His margin of victory over silver medalist Shoma Uno is also one of the largest in history at 47.63 points.
2018–2019 season: Balancing school and skating
Chen starts his college at Yale this season. In an in-depth Olympic Channel Facebook Live interview with 2014 Olympic Champion Meryl Davis, Chen expanded on his school, skating, future plans, life, and other interesting topics. Chen: “I love skating. I love competing. I love training. I love to be around all my fellow skaters. But at the end of the day I am not going to be skating for all the rest of my life. There will be a moment I’ll have to take a step away from skating and focus on something else. I think right now I am attempting to do both just so I can bridge that gap, so when I am deciding my time in skating is up I can start the second half of my life…”
Chen's assignments for the 2018-19 Grand Prix series are Skate America and Internationaux de France. Fortunately for Chen, the Skate America takes place during the Yale October recess. The Internationaux de France falls during the Thanksgiving recess. The 2018–19 Grand Prix Final begins the day before Yale's pre-finals reading period starts. And the 2019 World Championships, in Japan, are during Yale's spring break.
At Skate America in Everett, Washington in October, Chen skated to the music of "Caravan" (choreographed by Shae-Lynn Bourne) in the short program and "Land of All" (choreographed by Samuel Chouinard and Marie-France Dubreuil) in the free skate. He won both segments of the competition and repeats as men's champion of Skate America.
In an interview with ISU about his programs, Chen said: "The short program (Caravan) is a lot of fun." “She (Bourne) wants me to dance to the music so that other people are excited to dance as well.” “I originally chose the piece (Land of All) for the long because I needed something that contrasted the short,” Chen noted. "The music is the soundtrack to a movie called “Desierto” and it is about immigration into the US. Obviously, I don’t want to make my programs about this or anything political but, at the same time, just because it has that deep and darker meaning requires me to add another layer to my skating,” he explained.
At Internationaux de France in Grenoble in November, Chen fell on his quad flip in the short program and placed third behind Jason Brown and Alexander Samarin entering the free skate. Chen landed three quadruple jumps (4F, 4T and 4T+3T) in the free skate and won the competition with a total score of 271.58. He has now won five consecutive Grand Prix gold medals.
At the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final in early December, Chen competed with the other five qualifiers, Shoma Uno, Michal Březina, Sergei Voronov, Cha Jun-hwan and Keegan Messing (Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu qualified but withdrew due to injury). Chen had mistakes in both his short and long programs - a missed combination jump in the short program and a fall in the long program, but won both segments of the competition and collected his second GPF title.
The gold medal marks Chen the fourth man after Evgeni Plushenko, Patrick Chan and Yuzuru Hanyu to win consecutive Grand Prix Finals since the event’s debut in 1995, and the second man after Evgeni Plushenko to win every one of his Grand Prix competitions in two consecutive seasons.
At the 2019 U.S. Championships in Detroit, Chen performed two near flawless programs for the first time of the season and won his third consecutive national title. He scored 113.42 for a two-quad short program (official NBC Sports Video on YouTube) and 228.80 for a four-quad free skate (official NBC Sports Video on YouTube) for a total of 342.22 points. Chen became the first man to win three straight national titles since Johnny Weir in 2004-2006. he said “I’m happy with what I did, and hopefully I can do that in other competitions, The first few jumps are a little like a checklist, and once I get done with that, I can focus on the music and the audience. Nationals is no joke. You can’t discount any of these other skaters who are here. I’m really proud of myself with all of the work I put in, and it’s an honor to be up here with these two guys. I don’t mind the training atmosphere I am in, and I am so thankful Yale has given me the ice time to pursue my dreams outside of school. I feel like I am improving competition to competition. This gives me a lot of confidence going into the future”.
Closing out the season at the 2019 World Championships in Saitama, Japan in March, Chen successfully defended his world champion title by performing once again two nearly flawless programs. In the short program (NBC Sports Video on YouTube), Chen’s energetic performance made the audience clapping along from start to finish. He landed a 3A, a 4Lz, and a 4T+3T combination jump and scored 107.40 points to lead the field. In the free skate (NBC Sports Video on YouTube), performing right after two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu (whom Chen describes as "dominant"), Chen channeled the arena’s euphoric energy created by Hanyu's performance into his own skate and landed four clean quadruple jumps (4Lz, 4F, 4T and 4T+3T), breaking the world records for both free skate (206.10) and total score (300.97) set moments before by Hanyu with 216.02 and 323.42 points respectively.
The gold in Saitama marks Chen’s 11 victories in 12 individual competitions in the past two seasons. He is now the first U.S. man to win back-to-back world titles since Scott Hamilton won four in a row from 1981-1984. With teammate Vincent Zhou winning the bronze medal, two Americans stood at the men’s podium for the first time since 1996, when Todd Eldredge won gold and Rudy Galindo took the bronze in Edmonton, Canada.
Records and achievements
- Youngest (18 years old) men's world champion since 2001.
- Youngest U.S. men's national figure skating champion (17 years old) since 1966.
- Youngest U.S. male skater (17 years old) to qualify and to medal at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
- Youngest U.S. male skater (18 years old) to win the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
- First U.S. male skater to win multiple Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final titles
- First skater to land eight quadruple jumps in a competition (2018 World Championships).
- First skater to attempt and land six quadruple jumps in one program at the Olympics (free skate, 2018 Winter Olympics).
- First skater to land five clean quads in one program at the Olympics (free skate, 2018 Winter Olympics).
- First skater to land two quadruple Lutzes in one program (2017 Skate America).
- First skater to land five different quadruple jumps (4T, 4S, 4Lo, 4F, and 4Lz) in competition (4Lo landed at 2017 CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic).
- First skater to land seven clean quadruple jumps in a competition (2017 U.S. Championships).
- First skater to land four different quadruple jumps (4T, 4S, 4Lz, and 4F) in a competition (2017 U.S. Championships, 2017 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships).
- First skater to land five quadruple jumps in a free skate (2017 U.S. Championships, 2017 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships).
- First skater to land a quad flip-triple toe loop (4F+3T) combination in a competition (2016 NHK Trophy).
- First skater to land a quad flip at an Olympic Games.
(Usually, ISU does not homologate national records.)
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP NHK Trophy||2nd|
|GP Skate America||1st||1st|
|CS U.S. Classic||1st|
|U.S. Champ.||1st N||1st N||1st J||3rd J||1st J||8th||3rd||1st||1st||1st|
|Japan Open||3rd T
|3rd T |
| Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior |
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.
Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only. Current ISU world bests highlighted in bold and italic.
|March 18–24, 2019||2019 World Championships||1
|Jan. 19 - 27, 2019||2019 U.S. Championships||1
|Dec. 6–9, 2018||2018–19 Grand Prix Final||1
|Nov. 23–25, 2018||2018 Internationaux de France||3
|Oct. 19 – 21, 2018||2018 Skate America||1
|6 October 2018||2018 Japan Open||–||4
|Mar. 19–25, 2018||2018 World Championships||1
|Feb. 14–23, 2018||2018 Winter Olympics||17
|Feb. 9–12, 2018||2018 Winter Olympics (team event)||4
|Dec. 29 – Jan. 8, 2018||2018 U.S. Championships||1
|Dec. 7–10, 2017||2017–18 Grand Prix Final||1
|Nov. 24–26, 2017||2017 Skate America||1
|Oct. 20-22, 2017||2017 Rostelecom Cup||1
|Oct. 7, 2017||2017 Japan Open||2
|Sept. 13–17, 2017||2017 CS U.S. International Classic||1
|Apr. 20–23, 2017||2017 World Team Trophy||2
|Mar. 29 –Apr. 2, 2017||2017 World Championships||6
|Feb. 14–19, 2017||2017 Four Continents Championships||1
|Jan. 14–22, 2017||2017 U.S. Championships||1
|Dec. 8–11, 2016||2016–17 Grand Prix Final||5
|Nov. 25–27, 2016||2016 NHK Trophy||2
|Nov. 11–13, 2016||2016 Trophée de France||2
|Oct. 6–10, 2016||2016 CS Finlandia Trophy||2
Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.
|Jan. 16–24, 2016||2016 U.S. Championships||Senior||4
|Dec. 9–13, 2015||2015 JGP Final||Junior||1
|Sept. 30–Oct. 3, 2015||2015 JGP Spain||Junior||1
|Sept. 2–5, 2015||2015 JGP United States||Junior||1
|Mar. 2–8, 2015||2015 World Junior Championships||Junior||9
|Jan. 17–25, 2015||2015 U.S. Championships||Senior||8
|Oct. 9–10, 2014||2014 JGP Croatia||Junior||2
|Mar. 10–16, 2014||2014 World Junior Championships||Junior||6
|Jan. 5–12, 2014||2014 U.S. Championships||Junior||1
|Dec. 5–8, 2013||2013 JGP Final||Junior||3
|Sept. 25–28, 2013||2013 JGP Belarus||Junior||1
|Sept. 4–8, 2013||2013 JGP Mexico||Junior||1
|Jan. 19–27, 2013||2013 U.S Championships||Junior||3
|Sept. 13–14, 2012||2012 JGP Austria||Junior||1
|Apr. 12–15, 2012||2012 Gardena Spring Trophy||Novice||2
|Jan. 22–29, 2012||2012 U.S. Championships||Junior||2
|Jan. 22–30, 2011||2011 U.S. Championships||Novice||1
|Jan. 14–24, 2010||2010 U.S. Championships||Novice||1
- Awarded a proclamation by Salt Lake County making May 16 “Nathan Chen Day.” 
- Selected one of 2018 Gold House A100 honorees 
- Selected to represent Coca-Cola, Nike, BridgeStone, United Airlines, and Kellogg's at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea.
- Awarded Team USA's Best Male Athlete of the Month by the U.S. Olympic Committee in December 2016, January, October, December 2017, January and November 2018, January 2019.
- Won SKATING magazine’s 2016-17 and 2017-18 Readers’ Choice Award (Michelle Kwan Trophy)
- Performed with "Stars on Ice" in May 2017 in Hershey, Chicago, San Jose, Anaheim, Seattle, and Wenatchee, Washington
- Selected one of the 2017 "Next Generation Leaders" by the Time
- Named Team USA's Top 16 Men of 2016, Top 17 Men of 2017 and Top 18 Men of 2018
- Recipient of Best Male Performance Award at 2017, 2016 U.S. Championships by Professional Skaters Association
- Recipient of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 Michael Weiss Foundation Scholarship
- Recipient of 2012 Ron and Gayle Hershberger Award
- Recipient of 2011 Athlete Alumni Ambassador Award
- Recipient of 2011, 2010 Cecilia Colledge Memorial Fund award
- Recipient of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund
- Member of the 2016–17, 2015–16, 2014–15, 2013–14, 2012–13, 2011–12, 2010-11 U.S. Figure Skating Team Envelope
- Featured as ABC World News' "Person of the Week" on February 19, 2010
- Performed in the WiWa Ice Shows in Hangzhou, China, May 1–5, 2010
- Skated in the annual Sun Valley Summer Ice Shows in Sun Valley, Idaho, since 2010
- Performed as a guest skater at Skate Asia 2010 in Hangzhou, China, Skate Asia 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand, Skate Asia 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Skate Asia 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand
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- "FOURTEEN ATHLETES TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES AT 2012 JGP AUSTRIA" (Press release). U.S. Figure Skating. September 12, 2012.
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- Nathan Chen at the International Skating Union
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- Nathan Chen at U.S. Olympic Committee
- Nathan Chen at the International Olympic Committee
- Official Instagram
- Nathan Chen Rink Results
- Nathan Chen on IMDb
|World Record Holders|
| Men's Free Skating
October 20, 2018 – November 4, 2018
March 23, 2019 – present
| Men's Total Score
October 20, 2018 – November 4, 2018
March 23, 2019 – present