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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Nathan Chen

We love the athlete’s story as much as we love the sport! All week we’re introducing you to local athletes you’ll see compete in prime time, so you can know a bit about them as you watch them in the moment.

Here are a few FYI facts about fan favorite ice skater Nathan Chen.

FYI #1: Nathan is the first skater in the world to land five quadruple jumps in a single program. He’s known as the Quad King

FYI #2: He trained in ballet and gymnastics alongside skating making his jumps possible. Most would say he’s one of the best jumpers in the world.

FYI #3: He’s considering going to medical school one day and he currently studies at Yale

FYI #4: He’s a huge fan of all Marvel and DC comic movies

FYI #5: He says he sleeps 10 hours a night. No exceptions.


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