Nathan Chen makes WaPo's Top 22 Things in 2022


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22 good things that happened in 2022​

6. Nathan “Quad King” Chen skated to redemption. The Beijing Winter Olympics were a largely censored and cringeworthy affair, but one of the standout moments was American Nathan Chen winning “redemption gold” in men’s figure skating. Four years earlier, Chen had a disastrous Olympics, but he didn’t give up. He put in the hard work and set a world record in the short program and landed five quad jumps in the long one. Frankly, he made it look so effortless that many were ready to put on skates and try it — until, as Jimmy Fallon demonstrated, people realized these jumps are superhuman, even without the ice.

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