Nathan Chen flawless in world record short program performance

It’s known as his “Redemp-CHEN” tour.

After a ‘disastrous’ exhibiting in 2018, Nathan Chen is stepping up on the world stage in 2022. Chen has advance to the second half of the lads’s quick program competitors, and he’ll take a commanding lead with him, after a world-record setting efficiency.

It was almost a flawless efficiency for the 22-year-old from Salt Lake Metropolis, a program that was set to “La Bohème” by Charles Aznavour, which included two quadruple jumps and a triple axel.

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He nailed it! And he knew it!



Right here’s one other take a look at Chen’s beautiful efficiency.

Japan’s Yuma Kagiyama scored a second-best 108.12 and Japan’s Shoma Uno adopted with a 105.90. Afterwards, Chen spoke about his record-breaking efficiency.

“I used to be elated,” Chen mentioned in an interview with NBC. “Final Olympics, each quick packages did not go the best way I needed and to lastly get the chance to skate the packages the best way that I needed — it feels actually nice. It means rather a lot.” 

hen was already the favourite for the gold on this occasion, however now he can virtually style it.

In all, 24 skaters superior to Thursday’s free skate at Capital Indoor Stadium.

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Chen’s most important competitors getting into Tuesday was Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, a two-time Olympic champion who was in search of an opportunity to win three consecutive gold medals for the primary in almost a century. Hanyu ended the occasion with a rating of 95.15 after his skate fell flat, bailing out of a deliberate quad salchow. His rating was solely adequate for eighth place.

“I really feel actually shocked at the moment,” Hanyu mentioned, “however I’ve yet another probability.”

Earlier World File

Chen’s 113.97 tops Yuzuru Hanyu’s earlier world file of 111.82.

When does Chen skate once more?

Chen heads into Thursday’s free skate poised, assured and with a ton of momentum. Already a silver medalist on the 2022 Olympics, Chen captured three world titles and 6 nationwide championships forward of Beijing.

Time will inform if he’ll be biting that elusive gold medal.


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