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2-Time National Skating Champion Nathan Chen Slips & Falls In Men’s Individual Olympic Event

The 18-year-old who won the national figure skating champion fell twice on ice floor at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea on Friday afternoon.

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Figure skater Nathan Chen who fell last week, has not stopped falling all over again.

2-Time National Skating Champion Nathan Chen Slips & Falls In Men's Individual Olympic Event
Image Source: People

The 18-year-old who won the national figure skating champion fell twice on ice floor at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea on Friday afternoon.

He took the ice for the second of two short programs, this time he fell in the men’s individual event.

However, the figure skater managed to improved his total score, he earned which is slightly more than his short program last week in the figure skating team event, it was 80.61 last week. Chen fell two times and slipped almost from the beginning.

Chen spoke to the press after the event, he said that he “made as many mistakes as I possibly could have.”

2-Time National Skating Champion Nathan Chen Slips & Falls In Men's Individual Olympic Event
Image Source: People

Chen told reporters after competing on Friday, “It was rough again.” He added, “I still need some time to think about it. It happens, and I guess I try to move on from here.”

His fellow Team USA skater Karen Chen took to social media and tweeted late Friday, “My heart goes out to @nathanwchen so much rn. I feel you. I really do. We all do.” He wrote, “However, I still believe that you will KILL IT in the long. Bruh, we seriously all BELIEVE in youuuu! You got this!”

The 1984 Olympic men’s gold medalist, Scott Hamilton took his Twitter and wrote a message to Chen, saying,  “I respect you. I admire you. I believe in you. Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow is up to you! #GoGetEm”

Chen told People last fall about his ambition and resolve, saying, “There are times when as an athlete or as a person you kind of lose some motivation for what you’re doing, but for me my biggest goal is to make that Olympic team.”

He said, “My biggest goal is to be on that podium for the Olympics.” He added, “and every single day when I wake up, I know that’s my goal and what I’m working for — I’ve worked my entire life for this moment and I’m not just going to give it up that easy.”

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