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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 [NBC Sports] Nathan Chen lands four quads, but Adam…

FEATURED VIDEO: Top Teenage Rock Climber On Failing and Succeeding

Ashima Shiraishi is a top American rock climber who competes in bouldering and sports climbing. The New Yorker notes, “The real miracle may be that a little girl from the unmountainous island of Manhattan, born to insular, artistic immigrants who had never tied a figure-eight knot, became, by the age of fourteen, possibly the best…