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.