He executed five of the quadruple jumps cleanly, earning him a score of 215.08. He also demolished his previous best free program score by more than 10 points.
In the history of the Olympics, no one had landed more than four quads. Chen himself has done five quads last year en route to the 2017 U.S. Title.
There are 15 skaters still yet to perform as of this writing including current top scoring skaters Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan (defending World and Olympic champion) and Javier Fernandez of Spain (two-time world champion).
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