Chen delivers record shot program to begin olympic pursuit

Chen delivers record shot program to begin olympic pursuit

Nathan Chen had just shattered the world record for a figure skating short program. Olympics. “I’ve been here a while,” the 22-year-old American star replied with a shrug Tuesday. “I’ve got some clothes to wash. Some other things to clean around my room. Just ordinary chores, really. Nothing crazy.” He had left the crazy on the ice while performing.

“Wearing a confident smirk, Chen avenged his poor short program from four years ago at the Pyeongchang Games in the biggest way possible.” He had blown through some really hard figure skating skills.

“His score was 113.97 points, nearly two more than the previous world record set by rival Yuzuru Hanyu, and six points clear of second-place Yuma Kagiyama headed into Thursday’s free skate.” He had an amazing performance at the olympics this year. He was very proud and super happy. As anyone else should be. Figure skating is not as easy at it looks.