FEATURED VIDEO: Young skater performs four quadruple jumps for first time

Photo: Nathan Chen, NBC Sports video screenshot


Young American skater Nathan Chen accomplishes a first in figure skating competition – four quadruple jumps during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.  Although placing third, he joins the US Team in World Championships competition to be held in Boston

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[NBC Sports] Nathan Chen lands four quads, but Adam Rippon wins U.S. title: “Chen posted 266.93 to become the youngest man to finish in the top three at the U.S. Championships since 1973.”

[USA Today] Nathan Chen jumps his way into history at national championships: “Third? Yes, third. Four quads were not good enough for first place. Chen is young and not fully developed as a skater and a jumper, but what a statement it would have been for the judges to have placed him first.”

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