Nathan Chen Gets Support From Fans, Team USA Teammates & Skating Greats After Shocking Olympic Short Program

Nathan Chen Gets Support From Fans, Team USA Teammates & Skating Greats After Shocking Olympic Short Program

Nathan Chen found himself in 16th place after the men’s short program at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics yesterday, following a shocking performance.

Skating after Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, the reigning Olympic champion, Nathan struggled and fell on his opening quad lutz triple toe combo, before stumbling on his next quad-triple combination too.

“I honestly have never been in this position before, so I don’t really know exactly what to do,” the 18-year-old skater said after the event. “We’ll talk to the rest of my team and figure out what to do.”

He adds, “It just was rough. Nothing really clicked together. I did all the right stuff going into it. It should have been different.”

While he doesn’t have many answers right now, Nathan does have major support coming in all directions from fans, teammates and skating greats.

The Men’s Free Skate airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

Read some of the supportive messages below:

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