US figure skater Nathan Chen wins gold medal at the Winter Olympics in free skate – KKTV 11 News

Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes in the men's free skate program during the figure...

Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes in the men’s free skate program during the figure skating event at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)(David J. Phillip | AP)

Published: Feb. 9, 2022 at 10:34 PM MST|Updated: 7 minutes ago

BEIJING (KKTV) – A third gold medal came for the United States Wednesday night as U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen put on a show!

Chen grabbed gold after a near-perfect free skate to the song “Rocket Man.” Chen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Yale. At the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Chen became the first man in figure skating history to land five quadruple jumps in a single performance.

Team USA tweeted out “ROCKET CHEN” soon after his victory!

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